sti·​pend | \ˈstī-ˌpend, -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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At the root of the problem: the VA’s antiquated computer systems and a change Congress made last year in the way housing stipends are calculated under the GI Bill, a program that covers education expenses for veterans. Ben Kesling, WSJ, "Computer Flubs Left Vets Short of Housing Benefits," 15 Nov. 2018 Since the school year had already begun, the VA rolled back to the 2017 system—resulting in smaller housing stipend payments to veteran students by 1 percent. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "VA’s software so SNAFU’d that vets were made homeless waiting for benefits," 12 Nov. 2018 That includes tuition, room and board and books, plus a cost of attendance stipend to cover incidentals such as travel. Ralph D. Russo, The Seattle Times, "NCAA goes back to court, defending its amateurism rules," 3 Sep. 2018 Soros stipends kept Russian scientists, including nuclear experts, from fleeing (and possibly sharing their knowledge with bad guys). Trudy Rubin,, "Roseanne's other twisted tweet of the week. (The one you didn't already read about) | Trudy Rubin," 1 June 2018 Terms included an annual compensation of about $70,000 per player (though players don't have official salaries, this includes things like training stipends), and performance bonuses of $20,000 or $15,000 for medaling at the Olympics. Rose Minutaglio, Marie Claire, "Exclusive: Why these Gold Medal–Winning Hockey Stars Are Still Fighting for Women," 8 Mar. 2018 College presidents and athletic directors refused to consider cost-of-living stipends until everyone decided there was no good reason not to pay them. Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News, "Momentum building for a new college sports model," 3 Mar. 2018 In fact, child stipends are common in rich European countries such as Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, France and Britain. The Economist, "The battle over benefitsIn Europe, right-wing parties are offering bigger handouts than traditional ones," 25 Jan. 2018 The participation requirements of the stipend wouldn’t be designed to dictate the lives of citizens. Kai-fu Lee, WSJ, "The Human Promise of the AI Revolution," 14 Sep. 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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English Language Learners Definition of stipend

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

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