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stint

verb \ ˈstint \

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

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 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

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stint

noun

Definition of stint

plural stints also stint
: any of several small sandpipers (genus Calidris)

Origin and Etymology of stint

Middle English stynte


STINT Defined for English Language Learners

stint

verb

Definition of stint for English Language Learners

  • : to use or give something in limited amounts


STINT Defined for Kids

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stint

verb \ ˈstint \

Definition of stint for Students

stinted; stinting
: to be stingy or sparing
  • Don't stint on necessities.

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stint

noun

Definition of stint for Students

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

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medical Definition of stint



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