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stint

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verb \ˈstint\

Simple Definition of stint

  • : to use or give something in limited amounts

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stint

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  stop, desist

  3. 2 :  to be sparing or frugal <not stinting with their praise>

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 archaic :  to put an end to :  stop

  6. 2a archaic :  to limit within certain boundariesb :  to restrict with respect to a share or allowance <stinted herself of luxuries>

stinter noun

Origin of stint

Middle English, from Old English styntan to blunt, dull; akin to Old Norse stuttr scant


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with stint


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stint

noun

Definition of stint

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

  2. 2 :  restraint, limitation



1593

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>.

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stint

noun,

Definition of stint

plural stints also stint

  1. :  any of several small sandpipers (genus Calidris)



Origin of stint

Middle English stynte


First Known Use: 15th century


STINT Defined for Kids

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stint

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verb \ˈstint\

Definition of stint for Students

stintedstinting

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




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stint

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noun

Definition of stint for Students

  1. 1 :  an amount of work given

  2. 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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