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1stint

verb \ˈstint\

: to use or give something in limited amounts

Full Definition of STINT

intransitive verb
1
archaic :  stop, desist
2
:  to be sparing or frugal <not stinting with their praise>
transitive verb
1
archaic :  to put an end to :  stop
2
a archaic :  to limit within certain boundaries
b :  to restrict with respect to a share or allowance <stinted herself of luxuries>
stint·er noun

Origin of STINT

Middle English, from Old English styntan to blunt, dull; akin to Old Norse stuttr scant
First Known Use: 13th century

2stint

noun

Definition of STINT

1
a :  a definite quantity of work assigned
b :  a period of time spent at a particular activity <served a brief stint as a waiter>

First Known Use of STINT

1593

Synonym Discussion of STINT

task, duty, job, chore, stint, assignment mean a piece of work to be done. task implies work imposed by a person in authority or an employer or by circumstance <charged with a variety of tasks>. duty implies an obligation to perform or responsibility for performance <the duties of a lifeguard>. job applies to a piece of work voluntarily performed; it may sometimes suggest difficulty or importance <the job of turning the company around>. chore implies a minor routine activity necessary for maintaining a household or farm <every child was assigned chores>. stint implies a carefully allotted or measured quantity of assigned work or service <a 2-month stint as a reporter>. assignment implies a definite limited task assigned by one in authority <a reporter's assignment>.

3stint

noun
plural stints also stint

Definition of STINT

:  any of several small sandpipers (genus Calidris)

Origin of STINT

Middle English stynte
First Known Use: 15th century
STINTING Defined for Kids

1stint

verb \ˈstint\
stint·edstint·ing

Definition of STINT for Kids

:  to be stingy or sparing <Don't stint on necessities.>

2stint

noun

Definition of STINT for Kids

1
:  an amount of work given
2
:  a period of time spent at a particular activity <He had a brief stint as a waiter.>
Medical Dictionary

stint

Medical Definition of STINT

variant of stent

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