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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Thomas said the $25 or $50 stipends is helping to spur youths to act, but also to feel more ownership of their community. Scott Dance,, "As Baltimore welcomes Trump-inspired trash collectors, residents seek lasting solutions," 15 Aug. 2019 The tour guides, who are all incoming seniors at Collins Academy except Johnson, are paid a stipend of $105 a week. Marie Fazio,, "‘We’re a family community’: Teens lead tours to show the real North Lawndale," 26 July 2019 This is a stipend position there are no teaching openings at this time. Brant Parsons,, "Wrestling coach openings/changes for 2019-20 season," 30 July 2019 To round out the robotics instruction, several employees will begin receiving stipends to work with robotics at some Pasadena schools, according to Deputy Superintendent Karen Hickman. Carissa D. Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, "Pasadena ISD ups game in computer science, robotics," 30 July 2019 Between his salary, a $9,200-a-month housing stipend and $1,000-a-month transportation allowance, Shoureshi’s total compensation was beyond $800,000 a year., "Surprise pick as Interim leader helps 'healing’ at Portland State," 28 July 2019 This year’s seven interns were selected from more than 120 applicants and received a $1,600 stipend and Chromebooks with statistical and mapping software. María Méndez, Dallas News, "Here’s how one program teaches kids water conservation, potentially saving Dallas millions," 19 July 2019 McMichael said Carmel schools offers a signing bonus and a $1,500 stipend after six months. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "Some Carmel teachers will drive school buses next year as driver shortage continues," 10 July 2019 Providing bureaucrats a guaranteed $900 million annually is a stipend far beyond need. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "A Fund That Will Never Run Dry," 9 July 2019

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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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