Business / Taxes / Return On Equity: Return on equity (ROE) measures how much a company earns within a specific period in relation to the amount that's invested in its common stock. It is calculated by dividing the company's net income before common stock dividends are paid by the company's net worth, which is the stockholders' equity. If the ROE is higher than the company's return on assets, it may be a sign that management is using leverage to increase profits and profit margins. In general, it's considered a sign of good management when a company's performance over time is at least as good as the average return on equity for other companies in the same industry.
Equity Noun Synonyms: fairness, impartiality, even-handedness, justice, fair play, objectivity, disinterest, fair-mindedness, equitableness, open-mindedness, disinterestedness, neutrality, tolerance, judiciousness, right-mindedness, high-mindedness
Return Adjective Synonyms: exchange, bring back or carry back
Return Verb Synonyms: come or go back, revert, turn back
Return Noun Synonyms: replace, put back, restore, give back, bring or carry back
Entertainment / Literature / Onomastic: Related to names. For instance, a character's name might contain an onomastic symbol--if that character is named Faith (as in 'Young Goodman Brown') or Lucy Westenra (which means 'the light of the wes MORE
Life Style / Poetry / Onomatopeia : An instance where the sound of a word directly imitates its meaning (for example, 'choo-choo,' 'hiss'), sometimes termed echoism. MORE