Definitions for scantskænt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word scant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. light, scant(p), short(verb)

    less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so

    "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight"

  2. skimp, scant(verb)

    work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially

  3. scant, skimp(verb)

    limit in quality or quantity

  4. stint, skimp, scant(verb)

    supply sparingly and with restricted quantities

    "sting with the allowance"


  1. scant(Noun)

    A block of stone sawn on two sides down to the bed level.

  2. scant(Noun)

    A sheet of stone.

  3. scant(Noun)

    A slightly thinner measurement of a standard wood size.

  4. scant(Verb)

    To limit in amount or share; to stint.

  5. scant(Adjective)

    very little, very few

    "After his previous escapades, Mary had scant reason to believe John."

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scant

    not full, large, or plentiful; scarcely sufficient; less than is wanted for the purpose; scanty; meager; not enough; as, a scant allowance of provisions or water; a scant pattern of cloth for a garment

  2. Scant

    sparing; parsimonious; chary

  3. Scant(verb)

    to limit; to straiten; to treat illiberally; to stint; as, to scant one in provisions; to scant ourselves in the use of necessaries

  4. Scant(verb)

    to cut short; to make small, narrow, or scanty; to curtail

  5. Scant(verb)

    to fail, or become less; to scantle; as, the wind scants

  6. Scant(adverb)

    in a scant manner; with difficulty; scarcely; hardly

  7. Scant(noun)

    scantness; scarcity

Anagrams for scant »

  1. cants

  2. canst, can'st

  3. Canst

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