Stint
Stint 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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

She stints them in their meals. --Law. [1913 Webster]

2. To put an end to; to stop. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. To serve successfully; to get with foal; -- said of mares. [1913 Webster]

The majority of maiden mares will become stinted while at work. --J. H. Walsh. [1913 Webster]


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  • stint — [stɪnt] noun [countable usually singular] a limited or fixed period of time doing a particular job: stint as • his two year stint as managing director • Doing a stint overseas is important to getting ahead in many companies. * * * stint UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • stint — stint·ed·ly; stint·ed·ness; stint·er; stint·ing·ly; stint·less; stint; …   English syllables

  • Stint — Stint, n. [Also written stent. See {Stint}, v. t.] 1. Limit; bound; restraint; extent. [1913 Webster] God has wrote upon no created thing the utmost stint of his power. South. [1913 Webster] 2. Quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stint — stint1 [stint] vt. [ME stinten, to stint, cease, stop < OE styntan, to blunt or dull, akin to stunt, blunt, dull: see STUNT1] 1. to restrict or limit to a certain quantity, number, share, or allotment, often small or scanty 2. Archaic to stop… …   English World dictionary

  • Stint — Stint, v. i. To stop; to cease. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] They can not stint till no thing be left. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] And stint thou too, I pray thee. Shak. [1913 Webster] The damsel stinted in her song. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stint — (Osmerus Cuv.), Gattung der Edelfische autz der Familie der Lachse (Salmonidae), gestreckt gebaute Fische mit starker, von der der Lachse bedeutend abweichender Bezahnung und mittelgroßen Schuppen. Der gemeine S. (Alander, O. eperlanus L., s.… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Stint — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stint — Sm kleiner Fisch per. Wortschatz ndd. (16. Jh.) Stammwort. Übernommen aus dem Niederdeutschen: Mndd. stint, teilweise in der verhochdeutschten Form Stinz. Wohl zu mhd. stunz kurz, stumpf , ae. stunt einfältig, dumm , anord. stuttr kurz .… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • stint — [n] period of responsibility assignment, bit, chore, consignment, duty, job, participation, quota, share, shift, spell, stretch, task, term, time, tour, turn, work; concepts 362,807,822 stint [v] economize; hold back be frugal, begrudge, be… …   New thesaurus

  • stint — ► VERB (also stint on) ▪ be restrictive or ungenerous towards (someone) or in providing (something). ► NOUN 1) an allotted period of work. 2) limited supply or effort. ORIGIN Old English, make blunt …   English terms dictionary

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