an unbroken period of time during which you do something
"there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
least sandpiper, stint, Erolia minutilla(noun)
smallest American sandpiper
an individual's prescribed share of work
"her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her"
scrimp, stint, skimp(verb)
subsist on a meager allowance
"scratch and scrimp"
stint, skimp, scant(verb)
supply sparingly and with restricted quantities
"sting with the allowance"
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
to restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to restrain; to restrict to a scant allowance
to put an end to; to stop
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
to serve successfully; to get with foal; -- said of mares
to stop; to cease
limit; bound; restraint; extent
quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted
Origin: [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.]
A stint is one of several very small waders in the paraphyletic "Calidris" assemblage - often separated in Erolia -, which in North America are known as peeps. They are scolopacid waders much similar in ecomorphology to their distant relatives, the charadriid plovers. Some of these birds are difficult to identify because of the similarity between species, and various breeding, non-breeding, juvenile and moulting plumages. In addition, some plovers are also similarly patterned, especially in winter. With a few exceptions, stints usually have a fairly stereotypical color pattern, being brownish above and lighter - usually white - on much of the underside. The breast sides are almost always colored like the upperside, and there is usually a lighter supercilium above brownish cheeks. Notably, golden or orangey colors - common in plovers - are absent.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
stint, v.t. to shorten: to limit: to restrain.—v.i. to cease, stop: to be saving.—n. limit: restraint, restriction: proportion allotted, fixed amount: one of several species of sandpiper, the dunlin.—adj. Stint′ed, limited.—ns. Stint′edness; Stint′er.—adv. Stint′ingly.—adjs. Stint′less; Stint′y. [A.S. styntan—stunt, stupid.]
The numerical value of stint in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of stint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of stint in a Sentence
If you are going out for a light jog or stint on the elliptical, you probably aren't going to have an issue.
The longest day I had was 25 hours continuously on my feet and the longest stint I did at sea was 40 consecutive days without stepping foot on land.
It’s Omarosa time! Time to talk about her stint in the White House. But, you always have to remember, this si Omarosa, a world-class realty TV villain, is it true? Is it game? Is it her story? Is it the real story? It’s Omarosa’s world and I’m just living in it.
It’s Omarosa time! Time to talk about her stint in the White House. But, you always have to remember, this is Omarosa, a world-class realty TV villain, is it true? Is it game? Is it her story? Is it the real story? It’s Omarosa’s world, and I’m just living in it.
I remember sitting with my manager and my family and talking to them about whether or not to speak out about the issues that I was dealing with, i knew that there were two options : I could either not talk about my stint in rehab and hope that it went away, or I could talk about it and inspire people to get help for their issues, as well, so that's exactly what I did.
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