American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To restrict or limit, as in amount or number; be sparing with.
- v. Archaic To cause to stop.
- v. To subsist on a meager allowance; be frugal.
- v. Archaic To stop or desist.
- n. A length of time spent in a particular way: a two-year stint in the military.
- n. A fixed amount or share of work allotted. See Synonyms at task.
- n. A limitation or restriction: working without stint.
- n. Any of several small sandpipers of the genera Erolia or Calidris, of northern regions.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cause to cease; put an end to; stay; stop.
- To bring to a stand; stay; put a stop to.
- To forbear; cease.
- To limit; restrain; restrict; hence, to limit or confine to a scanty allowance: as, to stint one's self in food; to stint service or help.
- To assign a definite task to; prescribe a specified amount of labor for: as, to stint a pupil or a servant. See stint, n., 2.
- To cover or serve (a mare) successfully; get with foal. See the quotation under stinted, 2.
- To cease; desist; stay; stop; hold.
- To be saving or careful in expenditure.
- n. Limit; bound; limitation; restriction; restraint: as, common without stint (that is, without limitation or restriction as to the extent of the pasturage, the number of cattle to be pastured, or the period of the year).
- n. Fixed amount or quantity; allowance; prescribed or allotted task or performance: as, a certain stint of work.
- n. One of several small species of sandpiper, especially of the genus Actodromas; a sandpeep. The common stint is the dunlin, purre, or ox-bird, Pelidna alpina. (See
dunlin.) This is an early, if not the first, application of the name, as by Ray, who called this bird also oxeyeand least snipe. The little stint is Actodromas minuta; the least stint is A. minutilla, which abounds in North America, and is also known as Wilson's sandpiper. Temminck's stint is A. temmincki; the red-necked, A. ruficollis. There are several others of the same genus. The broad-billed sandpiper, Limicola platyrhyncha, is a kind of stint, and the spoon-billed, Eurynorhynchus pygmæus, is another. Extension of the name to the sanderling and to phalaropes is unusual.
- n. A period of time spent doing or being something. A spell.
- n. limit; bound; restraint; extent
- n. Quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted.
- v. archaic, intransitive To stop (an action); cease, desist.
- v. obsolete, intransitive To stop speaking or talking (of a subject).
- v. intransitive To be sparing or mean.
- n. Any of several very small wading birds in the genus Calidris. Types of sandpiper, such as the dunlin or the sanderling.
- n. common misspelling of stent (medical device).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any one of several species of small sandpipers, as the sanderling of Europe and America, the dunlin, the little stint of India (Tringa minuta), etc. Called also
- n. A phalarope.
- v. To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to restrain; to restrict to a scant allowance.
- v. obsolete To put an end to; to stop.
- v. To assign a certain (i. e., limited) task to (a person), upon the performance of which one is excused from further labor for the day or for a certain time; to stent.
- v. To serve successfully; to get with foal; -- said of mares.
- v. Archaic To stop; to cease.
- n. Limit; bound; restraint; extent.
- n. Quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted.
- n. an unbroken period of time during which you do something
- v. supply sparingly and with restricted quantities
- n. smallest American sandpiper
- n. an individual's prescribed share of work
- v. subsist on a meager allowance
- Origin unknown. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English stinten, to cease, from Old English styntan, to blunt.Middle English stint, from Old English. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This guest posting stint is very strange: I am simply unused to the idea of reading so many positive comments about Matt Yglesias on this blog. shawn Says:”
“The last time I worked with Rick Sanchez, during a fill-in stint he did on American Morning, he stood next to my desk for a few minutes and groused about the way CNN covered news.”
“And the best of the grub was not good, while we went on stint from the start.”
“Persons in positions of authority don't seem to possess much more experience in education, never having taught or perhaps only going through a short-term stint that they knew was going to end from the start.”
“Even when their stint is over they are released back into the community, as to return them from whence they came is in breach of their “human rights”.”
“This six month stint is really a wonderful way to rediscover the French part of me .. on 30 Mar 2010 at 4: 26 pm adele geras”
“They want to marry as soon as possible, but the unpredictability of Justin's assignments may lead them to wait until his current stint is up in October 2003.”
“PS, I don't know about being London mayor, but re the other job Cruddas is mentioned around: it would be an extraordinary indictment of the leadership of the Labour Party if, immediately following a 3 term stint in government, they appointed as their leader someone with no government experience”
“After eight years, four quality albums, multiple mix tapes, a difficult major-label stint, countless tour miles and a very public and contentious split with 9th Wonder, the fellas have decided to call it quits as a group.”
“Holmes 'guest stint is a calculated publicity ploy by the show's co-creator, Greg Berlanti, who worked with her on teen drama Dawson's Creek.”
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