Search Result for "stint":
1. an unbroken period of time during which you do something;
- Example: "there were stretches of boredom"
- Example: "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
[syn: stretch, stint]
2. smallest American sandpiper;
[syn: least sandpiper, stint, Erolia minutilla]
3. an individual's prescribed share of work;
- Example: "her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her"
1. subsist on a meager allowance;
- Example: "scratch and scrimp"
[syn: scrimp, stint, skimp]
2. supply sparingly and with restricted quantities;
- Example: "sting with the allowance"
[syn: stint, skimp, scant]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sanderling \San"der*ling\, n. [Sand + -ling. So called because it obtains its food by searching the moist sands of the seashore.] (Zool.) A small gray and brown sandpiper (Calidris arenaria) very common on sandy beaches in America, Europe, and Asia. Called also curwillet, sand lark, stint, and ruddy plover. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Stint \Stint\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Stinting.] [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.] 1. To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to restrain; to restrict to a scant allowance. [1913 Webster] I shall not go about to extenuate the latitude of the curse upon the earth, or stint it only to the production of weeds. --Woodward. [1913 Webster] She stints them in their meals. --Law. [1913 Webster] 2. To put an end to; to stop. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] 4. To serve successfully; to get with foal; -- said of mares. [1913 Webster] The majority of maiden mares will become stinted while at work. --J. H. Walsh. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Stint \Stint\, n. (Zool.) (a) 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. (b) A phalarope. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Stint \Stint\, v. i. To stop; to cease. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] They can not stint till no thing be left. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] And stint thou too, I pray thee. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The damsel stinted in her song. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Stint \Stint\, n. [Also written stent. See Stint, v. t.] 1. Limit; bound; restraint; extent. [1913 Webster] God has wrote upon no created thing the utmost stint of his power. --South. [1913 Webster] 2. Quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted. [1913 Webster] His old stint -- three thousand pounds a year. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
161 Moby Thesaurus words for "stint": allotment, amount, anchor watch, apportionment, assignment, begrudge, bit, bound, bout, box, box in, box up, busywork, caliber, chare, charge, check, chore, circumscribe, circumscription, commission, compass, condition, confine, confinement, constraint, contain, control, copyright, cramp, cramping, curb, cut, cut corners, day shift, degree, devoir, discipline, dogwatch, draw the line, duty, economize, errand, exercise, extent, famish, fish to fry, full time, go, grade, graveyard shift, grudge, half time, hedge about, height, hem, hem in, homework, interval, job, job of work, keep from spreading, keep within bounds, labor, leap, level, limit, limitation, live upon nothing, lobster trick, localize, make-work, mark, matters in hand, measure, mission, moderate, narrow, night shift, notch, nuance, obligation, odd job, overtime, part time, participation, pas, patent, peg, period, piece of work, pinch, pinch pennies, pitch, plane, plateau, point, project, proportion, qualification, qualify, quantity, quota, range, ratio, reach, register, relay, remove, reservation, responsibility, restrain, restraint, restrict, restriction, round, routine, rung, scale, scamp, scant, scope, scrape, screw, scrimp, service, shade, shadow, share, shift, short, skimp, space, spare, specialize, split schedule, split shift, stair, standard, starve, step, straiten, stretch, stricture, sunrise watch, swing shift, task, term, things to do, tighten, time, tour, tour of duty, tread, trick, turn, turn of work, watch, withhold, work, work shift