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
STIPEND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stipend for English Language Learners
: a usually small amount of money that is paid regularly to someone
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