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stint

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verb \ˈstint\

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 and Etymology of stint

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


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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

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 and Etymology of stint

Middle English stynte


STINT Defined for English Language Learners

stint

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Definition of stint for English Language Learners

  • : to use or give something in limited amounts


STINT Defined for Kids

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stint

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verb \ˈstint\

Definition of stint for Students

stinted

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stinting

  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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