sti·​pend | \ ˈstī-ˌpend How to pronounce stipend (audio) , -pənd\

Definition of stipend

: a fixed sum of money paid periodically for services or to defray expenses

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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

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The Legislature established the stipend in 2017 as part of a controversial package of pay raises. Matt Stout,, "State lawmaker charged campaign for $900 in Uber rides already covered by taxpayer funds," 20 June 2019 The stipend comes with no strings attached: Vargas is spending his $500 a month investing in his kids' education -- and his family's future. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "125 residents of this city got hundreds a month in free money -- here's what happened," 14 June 2019 More than 1,860 teachers will have received the stipends before the 2018-19 school year is out, according to JCPS. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "Should Kentucky teachers be paid more for delivering high scores? Wayne Lewis thinks so.," 5 June 2019 The deal includes a $115,000 salary and $5,000 relocation stipend. Brian Gosset, star-telegram, "Ex-DeSoto coach Todd Peterman, White Settlement Brewer agree on 1-year contract | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 20 Mar. 2018 More Ways for Graduate Students to Fund IRAs The bill would allow students to contribute taxable stipend or fellowship payments to an IRA, something that’s not currently possible. 4. Anne Tergesen, WSJ, "Five Changes Americans Could See in Their 401(k)s, IRAs," 20 July 2018 But many Capitol Hill offices that offer paid internships or stipends do not disclose on their websites how much applicants can anticipate being paid. Catie Edmondson, New York Times, "Fighting Privilege: The Senate Finally Wants to Pay Its Interns," 28 June 2018 As of Tuesday’s meeting, the new hire, stipends or percentage raises were not available. Rick Kambic,, "Mundelein elementary and high school districts to share superintendent who will get $70,000 raise," 24 May 2018 The teenagers solicited donations from corporations and lawmakers to provide food and transportation stipends for their fellow students on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Astead W. Herndon,, "In Washington, teen marchers make their fear and fury heard," 24 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of stipend

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stipend

Middle English, alteration of stipendy, from Latin stipendium, from stip-, stips gift + pendere to weigh, pay

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The first known use of stipend was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of stipend

: a usually small amount of money that is paid regularly to someone

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