stint

verb
\ˈstint \
stinted; stinting; stints

Definition of stint 

(Entry 1 of 3)

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

2a archaic : to limit within certain boundaries

b : to restrict with respect to a share or allowance stinted herself of luxuries

stint

noun (1)

Definition of stint (Entry 2 of 3)

1a : a definite quantity of work assigned

b : a period of time spent at a particular activity served a brief stint as a waiter

stint

noun (2)
plural stints also stint

Definition of stint (Entry 3 of 3)

: any of several small sandpipers (genus Calidris)

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Verb

stinter noun

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Noun (1)

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

First Known Use of stint

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun (1)

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stint

Verb

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

Noun (2)

Middle English stynte

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stint

verb

English Language Learners Definition of stint

: to use or give something in limited amounts

stint

verb
\ˈstint \
stinted; stinting

Kids Definition of stint

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

stint

noun

Kids Definition of stint (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an amount of work given

2 : a period of time spent at a particular activity He had a brief stint as a waiter.

stint

Medical Definition of stint 

variant of

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