Dictionary.com

stint

1
[ stint ]
/ stɪnt /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: stint / stints on Thesaurus.com

verb (used without object)

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.

verb (used with object)

to limit to a certain amount, number, share, or allowance, often unduly; set limits to; restrict.
Archaic. to bring to an end; check.

noun

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE MANY TYPES OF NOUNS

They're everywhere you turn, but can you identify the 10 types of nouns easily? This quiz will test your mettle against singular, plural, concrete, abstract, common, proper, collective, compound, countable, and uncountable nouns!
Question 1 of 7
Shoelaces, rainbow, toothpaste, and haircuts are all what type of noun?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of stint

1
1150–1200; (v.) Middle English stinten,Old English styntan to make blunt, dull; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.; cognate with Old Norse stytta to shorten; cf. stunt1

OTHER WORDS FROM stint

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH stint

stent, stint

Definition for stint (2 of 2)

stint2
[ stint ]
/ stɪnt /

noun

any of various small sandpipers of the genus Calidris, as the least sandpiper.

Origin of stint

2
1425–75; late Middle English stynte< ?
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for stint

British Dictionary definitions for stint (1 of 2)

stint1
/ (stɪnt) /

verb

to be frugal or miserly towards (someone) with (something)
archaic to stop or check (something)

noun

an allotted or fixed amount of work
a limitation or check
obsolete a pause or stoppage

Derived forms of stint

stinter, noun

Word Origin for stint

Old English styntan to blunt; related to Old Norse stytta to cut short; see stunt 1

British Dictionary definitions for stint (2 of 2)

stint2
/ (stɪnt) /

noun

any of various small sandpipers of the chiefly northern genus Calidris (or Erolia), such as C. minuta (little stint)

Word Origin for stint

Old English; related to Middle High German stinz small salmon, Swedish dialect stinta teenager; see stunt 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK