stint´ing|ly


stint´ing|ly
stint1 «stihnt», verb, noun.
–v.t.
1. to keep on short allowance; be saving or careful in using or spending; limit: »

The parents stinted themselves of food to give it to their children.

2. Archaic. to stop; cease.
–v.i.
1. be saving; get along on very little.
2. Archaic. to cease action; desist.
–n.
1. limit; limitation: »

The generous man gives without stint.

2. an amount or share set aside.
3. an allotted portion of work; task assigned: »

Washing the breakfast dishes was her daily stint. My cousin has just completed a three-year stint in the army.

4. Archaic. a stop. Also, stent.
[Middle English stinten, Old English styntan to blunt, make dull]
stint´er, noun.
stint´ing|ly, adverb.
stint´less, adjective.
stint2 «stihnt», noun.
any one of various small sandpipers, especially the dunlin or the least sandpiper.
[Middle English stynte]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • stint´er — stint1 «stihnt», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to keep on short allowance; be saving or careful in using or spending; limit: »The parents stinted themselves of food to give it to their children. 2. Archaic. to stop; cease. –v.i. 1. be saving; get along on …   Useful english dictionary

  • stint — I [[t]stɪnt[/t]] v. i. 1) to be frugal; get along on a scanty allowance: to stint on food[/ex] 2) archaic to cease action; desist 3) to limit to a certain amount, number, etc., often unduly 4) archaic to bring to an end; check 5) cvb a period of… …   From formal English to slang

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