adjective, scant·er, scant·est.
verb (used with object)
- scanning line,
- scanning probe microscope,
- scanning tunneling microscope,
Origin of scant
Examples from the Web for scantly
Scantly; without he were excommunicate of heresy at the time this wedding were celebrate.
I scantly know, Isoult, if thou wilt be glad to see us, considering the ill news we bring.Robin Tremayne|Emily Sarah Holt
Pile on lettuce leaves, and cover with French dressing, into which finely grated cheese has been scantly stirred.Dishes & Beverages of the Old South|Martha McCulloch Williams
I scantly wis—marry, methinks with the Court, at this present.
“Methinks it were scantly so merry for you, Mistress Doll,” answered Agnes rather keenly.For the Master's Sake|Emily Sarah Holt
Word Origin for scant
mid-14c., from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse skamt, neuter of skammr "short, brief"), from Proto-Germanic *skamma- (cf. Old English scamm "short," Old High German skemmen "to shorten"), perhaps ultimately "hornless," from PIE *kem- (see hind (n.)). Also in Middle English as a noun, "scant supply, scarcity," from Old Norse. As a verb and adverb from mid-15c.