stint


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

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

stint

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Medical Definition of STINT

variant of stent

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