stint

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stint supply sparingly and with restricted quantities "sting with the allowance"
    • v stint subsist on a meager allowance "scratch and scrimp"
    • n stint an individual's prescribed share of work "her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her"
    • n stint smallest American sandpiper
    • n stint an unbroken period of time during which you do something "there were stretches of boredom","he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stint (Zoöl) 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 pume.
    • Stint Limit; bound; restraint; extent. "God has wrote upon no created thing the utmost stint of his power."
    • Stint Quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted. "His old stint three thousand pounds a year."
    • Stint 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.
    • Stint To put an end to; to stop.
    • Stint To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to restrain; to restrict to a scant allowance. "I shall not go about to extenuate the latitude of the curse upon the earth, or stint it only to the production of weeds.""She stints them in their meals."
    • Stint To serve successfully; to get with foal; -- said of mares. "The majority of maiden mares will become stinted while at work."
    • v. i Stint To stop; to cease. "They can not stint till no thing be left.""And stint thou too, I pray thee.""The damsel stinted in her song."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • stint To cause to cease; put an end to; stay; stop.
    • stint To bring to a stand; stay; put a stop to.
    • stint To forbear; cease.
    • stint 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.
    • stint 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.
    • stint To cover or serve (a mare) successfully; get with foal. See the quotation under stinted, 2.
    • stint To cease; desist; stay; stop; hold.
    • stint To be saving or careful in expenditure.
    • n stint 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 stint Fixed amount or quantity; allowance; prescribed or allotted task or performance: as, a certain stint of work.
    • n stint 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 oxeye and 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Stint stint to shorten: to limit: to restrain
    • v.i Stint to cease, stop: to be saving
    • n Stint limit: restraint, restriction: proportion allotted, fixed amount: one of several species of sandpiper, the dunlin
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. stinten, stenten, stunten, to cause to cease, AS. styntan,in comp.) to blunt, dull, fr. stunt, dull, stupid; akin to Icel. stytta, to shorten, stuttr, short, dial, Sw. stynta, to shorten, stunt, short. Cf. Stent Stunt

Usage

In literature:

The men stint themselves in food and firing; but they always have a little to spare for gin and beer and tobacco.
"Side Lights" by James Runciman
The Bells were poor, and their dresses bore decided signs of stint and poverty.
"The Honorable Miss" by L. T. Meade
Koch was immediately placed beyond want by his government, and titles and honors came without stint.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
I saved and stinted and toiled and got him a commission in the army.
"The Rebel of the School" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
Turnips he commends without stint, and the Tull system of their culture.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 79, May, 1864" by Various
The only food which he could command, beef and mutton, he gave without stint.
"Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900)" by A. G. Hales
This was her first reward, and she did not stint herself in extorting it.
"Winter Evening Tales" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Plant firmly, water if needful, and do not stint it; but, if possible, plant in showery weather, and give no water at all.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Men's works have an age like themselves, and though they outlive their authors, yet have they a stint and period to their duration.
"Sir Thomas Browne and his 'Religio Medici' an Appreciation" by Alexander Whyte
I did not count the lashes, but there was no stint in the allowance.
"Under the Dragon Flag" by James Allan
Must thou, too, my Brother, stint thyself?
"The Princess Pocahontas" by Virginia Watson
When Ann told her what a long stint she had to do before school, Hannah would shed sympathizing tears.
"The Pot of Gold" by Mary E. Wilkins
For this the Bulgarian people toiled and taxed themselves without stint.
"World's War Events, Volume III" by Various
Stinting the common pasture, 4.
"A Short History of English Agriculture" by W. H. R. Curtler
As an only son, he had some privileges accorded him, and this was one he used without stint.
"The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn" by Evelyn Everett-Green
Well, let him gorge himself without stint; but he has no right to devour me.
"Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers" by W. A. Clouston
First, they applied force without stint to the suppression of the revolt.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Use the ring without stint when necessary; but hark you, beware the friends of Buckingham.
"Beatrix of Clare" by John Reed Scott
Cease not, AEneas, nor withhold thy quest, Nor stint thy vows.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
If it's a stint He's set us, I don't see but we've got to work it out somehow.
"Timothy's Quest" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
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In poetry:

Wi' them the false Erle Warwick went,
Th' Erle Sussex and the Lord Hunsden;
Untill they to Yorke castle came,
I wiss, they never stint ne blan.
"The Rising In The North" by Anonymous British
He has loupen on the bonny gray,
He rade the right gate and the ready;
I trow he would neither stint nor stay,
For he was seeking his bonny ladye.
"Annan Water" by Andrew Lang
"For some bright stone or shining praise
They stint a million bodies' breath,
And sell the women, shamed, to death,
And send the men brief length of days.
"The Wakened God" by Margaret Widdemer
Even the oaks of Mamre, and the palms of Kedar,
(Praising thee with psalmry) and the stately cedar,
Through the cycling ages, stinted not are growing,--
While the holiest sages have not time for knowing.
"A Pagan Reverie" by Frances Fuller Victor
VVhile towards the North the King his course doth steare,
I was neere drownd in griefe with many a teare,
Now hee is going, griefe doth stint those showres,
For greater then teares is this griefe of ours.
"England Of Her selfe" by Francis Kynaston
We'd had a meetin' at the mill; the boss had said his say -
The good old boss, who stints himself to find the men their pay -
He told us, fair an' honest, he was up against the game
Unless he got the timber out before the Winter came.
"Murray's Ride" by C J Dennis

In news:

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After a string of shows at this year's CMJ Music Marathon, Aussie band WIM has been radiating a professionalism that can only come from a solid footing in songwriting and a long stint on the road.
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Former State Democratic Party chairman Joe Wineke has lost his bid for a second stint in the Wisconsin Legislature.
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Tim Russell worked on and off for Walker between 2002 and 2010 during Walker's stint as Milwaukee County executive.
After one NFL stint, why would Alabama 's king vacate throne for Cleveland.
Monday we talked with former news anchor Jane Wilson, who spent two stints here at WBKO.
Photo Exhibit Explores Andy Warhol 's Modeling Stint.
Started my hip hop career as a rapper and had a stint as the opener for The Fugees.
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In science:

For the first author the research was partially supported by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Research Council, and STINT (the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in research and Higher Education).
Classification of simple weight Virasoro modules with a finite-dimensional weight space
Acknowledgements The authors acknowledges financial support from from FAPESP, CNPq, CNPq/NanoSemiMat under grant no. 550.015/01-9, the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) and Swedish Research Council (VR).
Structural Flyby Characterization of Nanoporosity
These included a stint as dean of the Faculty of Science in Groningen, directing the Kapteyn Institute for a decade, chairing the boards of ASTRON and NOVA, and many advisory and oversight functions on the international level, most recently as President of the ESO Council and Chair of the ALMA Board.
Island Universes
Acknowledgement M.K. was partially supported by the NSF grant DMS-0407784. V. M. was supported by STINT, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and the Swedish Research Council, C. S. was partially supported by EPSRC grant 32199.
A brief review of abelian categorifications
He also acknowledges financial support from the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT).
Anisotropic velocity distributions in 3D dissipative optical lattices
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