verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of stint1
Definition for stint (2 of 2)
Origin of stint2
Examples from the Web for stint
After a stint with a replacement Head Mistress went sour, R seriously considered shutting down La Domaine for good.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alan Gross was in a cheery mood, having survived a grim five-year stint in a Cuban prison.Castro's Hipster Apologists Want to Keep Cuba ‘Authentically’ Poor|Michael Moynihan|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He said he prefers to forget about his 18-month stint with the Railroad Commission.Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.|David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2010, President Obama then brought her back for a second stint.For Next AG, Obama Picks a Quiet Fighter With a Heavy Punch|Michael Daly|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Over in Iowa, Branstad is aiming for a record sixth term in office in his second stint as governor.
To these objects Ismail applied himself with energy and cleverness, but without any stint of expense.
Thou arguest; if the good intent remain; What reason that another's violence Should stint the measure of my fair desert?The Vision of Paradise, Complete|Dante Alighieri
In her heart she didn't really care to go, for, after her stint was finished, she was contemplating some new improvisings.Missy|Dana Gatlin
To stint the supply of fuel would be to cheat himself of a fortune for the sake of a few pence, so he does not spare wood.Triumphs of Invention and Discovery in Art and Science|J. Hamilton Fyfe
"I am sorry that you have to stint yourself on my account," replied Frank, feeling rather uncomfortable.The Telegraph Boy|Horatio Alger, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for stint (1 of 2)
Word Origin for stint
British Dictionary definitions for stint (2 of 2)
Word Origin for stint
Word Origin and History for stint
"to limit, restrain, to be sparing or frugal," Old English styntan "to blunt, make dull," from Proto-Germanic *stuntijanan (cf. Old Norse stuttr "short, scant," Middle High German stunz "blunt, short," German stutzen "to cut short, curtail, stop, hesitate"), from PIE root *(s)teu- "to beat, strike, push, thrust" (see steep (adj.)). Related: Stinted; stinting. The noun is attested from c.1300.