from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fixed and regular payment, such as a salary for services rendered or an allowance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a fixed payment, generally small and occurring at regular intervals; a modest allowance
  • v. To provide (someone) with a stipend.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Settled pay or compensation for services, whether paid daily, monthly, or annually.
  • transitive v. To pay by settled wages.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To pay by settled stipend or wages; put upon or provide with a stipend. Shelton, tr. of Don Quixote, xlvii.
  • n. A fixed periodical allowance or payment; settled or fixed pay; salary; pay; specifically, in Scotland, the salary paid to a clergyman; the income of an ecclesiastical living.
  • n. Synonyms Pay, etc. See salary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sum of money allotted on a regular basis; usually for some specific purpose


Middle English stipendie, from Old French, from Latin stīpendium, soldier's pay, from *stipipendium : stips, stip-, a small payment + pendere, to weigh, pay; see suspend.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French stipende. (Wiktionary)



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