An example of a stipend is a small sum of money paid to a graduate teaching assistant by the school to cover living expenses.
- a regular or fixed payment for services, as a salary
- any periodic payment, as a pension or allowance
Origin of stipendMiddle English stipende ; from Classical Latin stipendium, tax, impost, tribute, contr. ; from an unverified form stipipendum ; from stips, small coin or a contribution in small coin (; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps ) + pendere, to hang, weigh out, pay: see pendant
Origin of stipendMiddle English stipendie, from Old French, from Latin st&imacron;pendium, soldier's pay, from *stipipendium : stips, stip-, a small payment + pendere, to weigh, pay; see suspend.
- a fixed payment, generally small and occurring at regular intervals; a modest allowance
- My stipend for doing public service is barely enough to cover living expenses.
(third-person singular simple present stipends, present participle stipending, simple past and past participle stipended)
- (now rare) To provide (someone) with a stipend.
From Middle French stipende.