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Meaning of STINT

Pronunciation:  stint

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an individuals prescribed share of work; "her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her"
  2. [n]  smallest American sandpiper
  3. [n]  an unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
  4. [v]  supply sparingly, with a meager allowance
  5. [v]  scratch and scrimp
 

STINT is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: Erolia minutilla, least sandpiper, scant, scrimp, skimp, stretch
 
 See Also: chore, continuance, duration, Erolia, furnish, genus Erolia, job, provide, render, sandpiper, save, supply, task

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Stint\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    (a) Any one of several species of small sandpipers, as the
        sanderling of Europe and America, the dunlin, the little
        stint of India ({Tringa minuta}), etc. Called also
        {pume}.
    (b) A phalarope.
    
    
  2. \Stint\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stinted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Stinting}.] [OE. stinten, stenten, stunten, to cause to
    cease, AS. styntan (in comp.) to blunt, dull, fr. stunt dull,
    stupid; akin to Icel. stytta to shorten, stuttr short, dial,
    Sw. stynta to shorten, stunt short. Cf. {Stent}, {Stunt}.]
    1. To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine;
       to restrain; to restrict to a scant allowance.
    
             I shall not go about to extenuate the latitude of
             the curse upon the earth, or stint it only to the
             production of weeds.                  --Woodward.
    
             She stints them in their meals.       --Law.
    
    2. To put an end to; to stop. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    3. To assign a certain (i. e., limited) task to (a person),
       upon the performance of which one is excused from further
       labor for the day or for a certain time; to stent.
    
    4. To serve successfully; to get with foal; -- said of mares.
    
             The majority of maiden mares will become stinted
             while at work.                        --J. H. Walsh.
    
    
  3. \Stint\, v. i.
    To stop; to cease. [Archaic]
    
          They can not stint till no thing be left. --Chaucer.
    
          And stint thou too, I pray thee.         --Shak.
    
          The damsel stinted in her song.          --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    
    
    
  4. \Stint\, n. [Also written stent. See {Stint}, v. t.]
    1. Limit; bound; restraint; extent.
    
             God has wrote upon no created thing the utmost stint
             of his power.                         --South.
    
    2. Quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted.
    
             His old stint -- three thousand pounds a year.
                                                   --Cowper.
    
    
    
    
 

 

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