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STINT, v.t. [Gr., narrow.]

1. To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to limit; as, to stint the body in growth; to stint the mind in knowledge; to stint a person in his meals.

Nature wisely stints our appetite.

2. To assign a certain task in labor, which being performed, the person is excused from further labor for the day, or for a certain time; a common popular use of the word in America.

STINT, n. A small bird, the Tringa cinctus.

STINT, n.

1. Limit; bound; restraint.

2. Quantity assigned; proportion allotted. The workmen have their stint.

Our stint of woe is common.



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STINT, v.t. [Gr., narrow.]

1. To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to limit; as, to stint the body in growth; to stint the mind in knowledge; to stint a person in his meals.

Nature wisely stints our appetite.

2. To assign a certain task in labor, which being performed, the person is excused from further labor for the day, or for a certain time; a common popular use of the word in America.

STINT, n. A small bird, the Tringa cinctus.

STINT, n.

1. Limit; bound; restraint.

2. Quantity assigned; proportion allotted. The workmen have their stint.

Our stint of woe is common.

STINT, n.1

A small grallatory bird, the Tringa cinclus.


STINT, n.2

  1. Limit; bound; restraint. – Dryden.
  2. Quantity assigned; proportion allotted. The workmen have their stint. Our stint of woe / Is common. – Shak.

STINT, v.i. [Sax. stintan, to stint, or stunt; Ice. stunta; Gr. στενος, narrow.]

  1. To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to limit; as, to stint the body in growth; to stint the mind in knowledge; to stint a person in his meals. Nature wisely stints our appetite. – Dryden.
  2. To assign a certain task in labor, which being performed, the person is excused from further labor for the day, or for a certain time; a common popular use of the word in America.

Stint
  1. Any one of several species of small sandpipers, as the sanderling of Europe and America, the dunlin, the little stint of India (Tringa minuta), etc. Called also pume.

    (b)
  2. To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to restrain; to restrict to a scant allowance.

    I shall not go about to extenuate the latitude of the curse upon the earth, or stint it only to the production of weeds. Woodward.

    She stints them in their meals. Law.

  3. To stop; to cease.

    [Archaic]

    They can not stint till no thing be left. Chaucer.

    And stint thou too, I pray thee. Shak.

    The damsel stinted in her song. Sir W. Scott.

  4. Limit; bound; restraint; extent.

    God has wrote upon no created thing the utmost stint of his power. South.

  5. To put an end to; to stop.

    [Obs.] Shak.
  6. Quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted.

    His old stint -- three thousand pounds a year. Cowper.

  7. To assign a certain (i. e., limited) task to (a person), upon the performance of which one is excused from further labor for the day or for a certain time; to stent.
  8. To serve successfully; to get with foal; -- said of mares.

    The majority of maiden mares will become stinted while at work. J. H. Walsh.

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Stint

STINT, verb transitive [Gr., narrow.]

1. To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to limit; as, to stint the body in growth; to stint the mind in knowledge; to stint a person in his meals.

Nature wisely stints our appetite.

2. To assign a certain task in labor, which being performed, the person is excused from further labor for the day, or for a certain time; a common popular use of the word in America.

STINT, noun A small bird, the Tringa cinctus.

STINT, noun

1. Limit; bound; restraint.

2. Quantity assigned; proportion allotted. The workmen have their stint

Our stint of woe is common.

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