Dividend vs Allowance - What's the difference?

dividend | allowance |


As nouns the difference between dividend and allowance

is that dividend is dividend while allowance is the act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.

As a verb allowance is

to put upon a fixed allowance (especially of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity.

dividend

Noun

(en noun)
  • (arithmetic) A number or expression that is to be divided by another.
  • In "42 ÷ 3" the dividend is the 42.
  • (finance) A pro rata payment of money by a company to its shareholders, usually made periodically (eg, quarterly or annually).
  • Hyponyms

    * regular dividend, special dividend

    See also

    * addition, summation: (augend) + (addend) = (summand) × (summand) = (sum, total) * subtraction: (minuend) ? (subtrahend) = (difference) * multiplication: (multiplier) × (multiplicand) = (factor) × (factor) = (product) * division: (dividend) ÷ (divisor) = (quotient), remainder left over if divisor does not divide dividend * numerator ----

    allowance

    Alternative forms

    * allowaunce (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of allowing, granting, conceding, or admitting; authorization; permission; sanction; tolerance.
  • * Without the king's will or the state's allowance. --
  • Acknowledgment.
  • * The censure of the which one must in your allowance overweigh a whole theater of others. --
  • That which is allowed; a share or portion allotted or granted; a sum granted as a reimbursement, a bounty, or as appropriate for any purpose; a stated quantity, as of food or drink; hence, a limited quantity of meat and drink, when provisions fall short.
  • * I can give the boy a handsome allowance. -- .
  • Abatement; deduction; the taking into account of mitigating circumstances; as, to make allowance for the inexperience of youth.
  • * After making the largest allowance for fraud. -- .
  • (commerce) A customary deduction from the gross weight of goods, different in different countries, such as tare and tret.
  • A child's allowance; pocket money.
  • She gives her daughters each an allowance of thirty dollars a month.
  • (minting) A permissible deviation in the fineness and weight of coins, owing to the difficulty in securing exact conformity to the standard prescribed by law.
  • (obsolete) approval; approbation
  • (Crabbe)
  • (obsolete) license; indulgence
  • (John Locke)

    Synonyms

    * (money) * (minting) (l), (l)

    Verb

    (allowanc)
  • To put upon a fixed allowance (especially of provisions and drink); to supply in a fixed and limited quantity.
  • The captain was obliged to allowance his crew.
    Our provisions were allowanced .