stint


stint
stint1
stintedly, adv.stintedness, n.stinter, n.stintingly, adv.stintless, adj.
/stint/, v.i.
1. to be frugal; get along on a scanty allowance: Don't stint on the food. They stinted for years in order to save money.
2. Archaic. to cease action; desist.
v.t.
3. to limit to a certain amount, number, share, or allowance, often unduly; set limits to; restrict.
4. Archaic. to bring to an end; check.
n.
5. a period of time spent doing something: a two-year stint in the army.
6. an allotted amount or piece of work: to do one's daily stint.
7. limitation or restriction, esp. as to amount: to give without stint.
8. a limited, prescribed, or expected quantity, share, rate, etc.: to exceed one's stint.
9. Obs. a pause; halt.
[1150-1200; (v.) ME stinten, OE styntan to make blunt, dull; (n.) ME, deriv. of the v.; c. ON stytta to shorten; cf. STUNT1]
Syn. 3. confine, restrain. 7. restraint, constraint. 8. allotment, portion.
stint2
/stint/, n.
any of various small sandpipers of the genus Calidris, as the least sandpiper.
[1425-75; late ME stynte < ?]

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