• Stipend

    Pronunciation

    • UK IPA: /ˈstʌɪpɛnd/
    • US IPA: /ˈstaɪ.pɨnd/, /ˈstaɪ.pɛnd/

    Origin

    From Middle French stipende.

    Full definition of stipend

    Noun

    stipend

    (plural stipends)
    1. a fixed payment, generally small and occurring at regular intervals; a modest allowanceMy stipend for doing public service is barely enough to cover living expenses.

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    Verb

    1. (now rare) To provide (someone) with a stipend.
      • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 122:As well as enjoying links in the royal court, he was said to stipend some 200 individuals in the city of Paris to spread favourable news stories about himself.
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