Stinted
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Stinting — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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