Stint definition

stĭnt
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To be frugal or economical in providing something; hold back.

The host did not stint on the wine. He does not stint when providing advice.

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(archaic) To stop or desist.
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To be sparing or grudging in giving or using.
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A length of time spent in a particular way, especially doing a job or fulfilling a duty.

A two-year stint in the military.

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(archaic) To stop.
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A specified period of time spent doing something.
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The definition of a stint is a limited period of work or a limited time in a specific job or profession.

An example of a stint is a person who tries acting for only two months.

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(archaic) To cause to stop.
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To restrict (someone) in what is provided or allowed.
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To restrict (something supplied); be sparing with.
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A limitation or restriction.

Working without stint.

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Any of several small sandpipers of the genus Calidris, primarily of the Eastern Hemisphere.
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To restrict or limit to a certain quantity, number, share, or allotment, often small or scanty.
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(archaic) To stop.
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Restriction; limit; limitation.
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(now rare) A limited or fixed quantity, allotment, share, etc.
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An assigned task or quantity of work.
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Any of various small sandpipers, as the little stint (Calidris minuta)
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A period of time spent doing or being something. A spell.

He had a stint in jail.

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Quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted.
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(archaic, intransitive) To stop (an action); cease, desist.
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(intransitive) To be sparing or mean.

The next party you throw, don't stint on the beer.

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(intransitive) To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to restrict to a scant allowance.
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To assign a certain task to (a person), upon the performance of which he/she is excused from further labour for that day or period; to stent.
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To impregnate successfully; to get with foal; said of mares.
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Any of several very small wading birds in the genus Calidris. Types of sandpiper, such as the dunlin or the sanderling.
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Common misspelling of stent (medical device).
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
stint
Plural:
stints

Origin of stint

  • Middle English stinten to cease from Old English styntan to blunt

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English stint from Old English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English styntan (“make blunt"), probably influenced in some senses by cognate Old Norse *stynta.

    From Wiktionary

  • Origin unknown.

    From Wiktionary