to be frugal; get along on a scanty allowance: Don't stint on the food.They stinted for years in order to save money.
Archaic. to cease action; desist.
to limit to a certain amount, number, share, or allowance, often unduly; set limits to; restrict.
Archaic. to bring to an end; check.
a period of time spent doing something: a two-year stint in the army.
an allotted amount or piece of work: to do one's daily stint.
limitation or restriction, especially as to amount: to give without stint.
a limited, prescribed, or expected quantity, share, rate, etc.: to exceed one's stint.
Obsolete. a pause; halt.
- stint·ed·ly, adverb
- stint·ed·ness, noun
- stinter, noun
- stint·ing·ly, adverb
- stintless, adjective
- un·stint·ed, adjective
- un·stint·ing, adjective
- un·stint·ing·ly, adverb
- stent, stint
Other definitions for stint (2 of 2)
any of various small sandpipers of the genus Calidris, as the least sandpiper.
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How to use stint in a sentence
He then had stints as the major league bullpen coach and bench coach, didn’t have his contract renewed once manager Matt Williams was fired, and came back as a senior adviser to General Manager Mike Rizzo, focusing on player development.Dave Martinez’s new contract gave him the freedom to reshape his coaching staff. He used it. | Jesse Dougherty | October 29, 2020 | Washington Post
Wilpert grew up in the area but only moved back to San Diego and her former neighborhood in December 2017 to take the job at the city attorney’s office after law school and a stint in the Peace Corps.
The jet suit’s inventor, Richard Browning, had left a career in the energy industry and a stint in the Royal Marines, to go after a childhood dream.Watch a Jet Suit Pilot Glide Up a Mountain in a Test for Wilderness Paramedics | Jason Dorrier | October 11, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Like Addo, Lechoncito also started as a pop-up, with a brief stint inside a whiskey distillery, but now Lechoncito food is sold through Addo a few times a month.
“We need a commitment for the duration, not just a small stint, so that we have the confidence to move forward and plan, which is so much a part of running a small business,” says Sara Conklin, the founder of Glasserie, a restaurant in Brooklyn.What small-business owners need from the 2020 election | Anne Sraders | September 30, 2020 | Fortune
The ox should be as little abused by threats and whipping, as by stinted feed and overtasked labor.
This is not unfrequently hollow stomach, and very often follows stinted fare, hard usage, and exposure to cold.
After calving, she should be stinted in her food for two or three days, and not fed freely for a week.
If pushed rapidly with proper food, they will of course be ripe much sooner than if stinted.
Only enough is obtained to afford them a stinted repast—a mere luncheon.The Land of Fire | Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for stint (1 of 2)
to be frugal or miserly towards (someone) with (something)
archaic to stop or check (something)
an allotted or fixed amount of work
a limitation or check
obsolete a pause or stoppage
- stinter, noun
British Dictionary definitions for stint (2 of 2)
any of various small sandpipers of the chiefly northern genus Calidris (or Erolia), such as C. minuta (little stint)
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