Simple Definition of stipend
: a usually small amount of money that is paid regularly to someone
Full Definition of stipend
: a fixed sum of money paid periodically for services or to defray expenses
Examples of stipend in a sentence
He receives a small stipend for his work as a research fellow.
<the stipend you'll receive as an intern will just barely cover your housing costs>
Origin and Etymology of stipend
Middle English, alteration of stipendy, from Latin stipendium, from stip-, stips gift + pendere to weigh, pay
First Known Use: 15th century
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