Definitions of stint

  1. To keep within certain limits; to limit to a scant allowance; as, to stint the food.
  2. To shorten: to limit: to restrain.
  3. To provide for or serve scantily.
  4. To allot a specific task to.
  5. To be sparing or frugal.
  6. supply sparingly, with a meager allowance
  7. To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to assign a certain task in labour, which being performed, the person is excused from further labour for the day or for a certain time.
  8. To restrain within certain limits; to limit to a certain quantity; to bound; to restrain.
  9. smallest American sandpiper
  10. an individuals prescribed share of work; " her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her"
  11. an unbroken period of time during which you do something; " there were stretches of boredom"; " he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
  12. 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.
  13. To put an end to; to stop.
  14. 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.
  15. To serve successfully; to get with foal; -- said of mares.
  16. To stop; to cease.
  17. Limit; bound; restraint; extent.
  18. Quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted.
  19. A limit or bound; amount fixed or task assigned.
  20. Limit: restraint: proportion allotted.
  21. Restriction.
  22. Limit; restraint; allotted share. esp. to an insufficiency.
  23. A fixed amount, as of work; allowance.
  24. Limit; restraint; quantity assigned; proportion allotted; a small bird of the sandpiper kind.