[ stahy-pend ]
/ ˈstaɪ pɛnd /


a periodic payment, especially a scholarship or fellowship allowance granted to a student.
fixed or regular pay; salary.

Nearby words

  1. stinnes, hugo,
  2. stint,
  3. stipe,
  4. stipel,
  5. stipellate,
  6. stipendiary,
  7. stipes,
  8. stipitate,
  9. stipites,
  10. stipitiform

Origin of stipend

1400–50; late Middle English stipendie < Latin stīpendium soldier's pay, syncopated variant of *stipipendium, equivalent to stipi-, combining form of stips a coin + pend(ere) to weigh out, pay (see pend) + -ium -ium

Related formssti·pend·less, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stipend


/ (ˈstaɪpɛnd) /


a fixed or regular amount of money paid as a salary or allowance, as to a clergyman

Word Origin for stipend

C15: from Old French stipende, from Latin stīpendium tax, from stips a contribution + pendere to pay out

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Word Origin and History for stipend



early 15c., from Latin stipendium "tax, pay, gift," from stips "alms, small payment" + pendere "weigh" (see pendant).

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