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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The nine-week program aims to train New York City residents from age 16 to 24 who are neither employed nor in school, and pays them a weekly stipend ranging from $100 to $150 to work in the cafe. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "New York City Cafe Serves Up a Career Lifeline," 28 Aug. 2018 Other than overall talent level, the biggest difference between leagues is WHL players are paid a stipend that causes the NCAA to view them as professionals. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "As recent NHL draftees confirm, Wenatchee has become junior-hockey paradise," 15 July 2018 The department currently only pays stipends to family caregivers of veterans who served after Sept. 11, 2001. Nicholas Fandos, New York Times, "Senate Sends Major Overhaul of Veterans Health Care to Trump," 23 May 2018 That means a person who fled Puerto Rico for Florida would get paid a rental stipend based on the rental market in Puerto Rico, the spokesperson said, not that of Florida, which is far more expensive. CNN, "Estimating departures from Puerto Rico," 21 Apr. 2018 The student will also get paid a living stipend during their residency, while finishing their master’s degree. Arika Herron, Indianapolis Star, "How Marian University is working to help solve the teaching shortage," 9 Apr. 2018 Also, Wisner’s elevation to interim will eliminate the need to pay a stipend paid to Heath, Bunko said. Bill Leukhardt, Courant Community, "Southington Fire Getting Second Interim Chief Since February," 11 Jan. 2018 Most Danish employers give their workers their full salary for part of that time, and for the rest of it, the Danish government gives all citizens a stipend. Jillian Weinberger, Vox, "Denmark gives new fathers paid leave. Why do so few take it?," 14 Dec. 2018 The committee also placed limits on legislators’ outside income, starting in 2020, and abolished most stipends that are paid for chairing committees or holding leadership roles. Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, "Lawsuit Targets State Lawmakers’ Pay Raises," 14 Dec. 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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