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 charges said he has been employed by the school district as assistant band director since August 2014 at a salary of approximately $45,000 annually plus a $2,250 stipend., "Three Northshore High band instructors face ethics charges," 30 May 2018 Polomsky also asked city manager James Grabowski whether the city could provide stipends or other forms of payment for specific legion activities. Graydon Megan,, "Elmhurst American Legion in line for another $30,000 grant, but support is waning," 10 July 2018 If accepted, he would be offered a scholarship that would cover tuition, room and board and a living stipend. Joel Shannon, USA TODAY, "Ex who dashed her boyfriend's dream with a fake rejection letter must pay more than $200K," 15 June 2018 The stipend money comes from outside philanthropic funds, not public dollars. Anita Chabria, sacbee, "The man in charge of Sacramento's new anti-gun violence program was once a shooter himself," 29 May 2018 There's even talk of offering esport coaches a stipend similar to those paid to coaches of interscholastic sports. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "A state champion gamer? Over 2 dozen Alaska high schools will offer esports next fall," 17 May 2018 The Nina Scholars program provides nontraditional students the support needed to complete their college education, including tuition, book fees and a living stipend. Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star, "How this mom went from a homeless shelter to her college graduation," 12 May 2018 Choosing the artists, who receive stipends and will be replaced by a new group this fall, was a painstaking process: The museum wanted professionals who were not only comfortable with children but who also reflected the city’s cultural diversity. Laurel Graeber, New York Times, "Kids Don’t Just See Art at This Show. They Work With the Artists, Too.," 28 June 2018 Each of the 32 finalists will also receive a $1,500 stipend. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Carmel teen named a finalist in the International Ballet Competition," 20 June 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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