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
Recent Examples on the Web Independent shoppers will have had to shop and deliver at least five batches for the company in the past 30 days in order to qualify for the stipend. Jazmin Goodwin, CNN, "Publix joins a growing list of grocers offering incentives for workers to get vaccinated," 21 Feb. 2021 The minimum stipend recently increased $4,000 to $21,280 by fall 2021. Emily Bamforth, cleveland, "Ohio State University will work on offering debt-free bachelor’s degree over next decade, president says," 18 Feb. 2021 In-store shoppers, full-service shoppers and shift lead workers are among those eligible for the Instacart vaccine stipend. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus vaccine incentive: Instacart and Dollar General to pay workers to get vaccinated," 15 Jan. 2021 Other perks the company is offering include a $1,000 remote-working stipend for use toward items such as work-from-home equipment, child care or snacks. Ann-marie Alcántara, WSJ, "Five Ways Employee Experience Changed in 2020," 30 Dec. 2020 And starting next year, those with 15 on-trip hours per week will get a stipend for healthcare. Sara Ashley O'brien, CNN, "Uber rides and food deliveries will cost more in California to cover new driver protections," 14 Dec. 2020 In Los Angeles, food service workers will get some relief, at least, in the form of a one-time $800 stipend. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Essential California Week in Review: New crackdowns," 5 Dec. 2020 The state even gives out a modest $200 stipend for your troubles., "Commentary: Protect the franchise by registering, voting, and helping others to vote," 18 Sep. 2020 Without the $600-per-week federal boost that expired at the end of last month, the state’s maximum unemployment payment is $370 per week, plus a stipend for parents. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Quarantine security, fireworks secret, strike teams: News from around our 50 states," 28 Aug. 2020

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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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26 Feb 2021

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“Stipend.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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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