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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stretch, stintnoun

    an unbroken period of time during which you do something

    "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"

  2. least sandpiper, stint, Erolia minutillanoun

    smallest American sandpiper

  3. stintverb

    an individual's prescribed share of work

    "her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her"

  4. scrimp, stint, skimpverb

    subsist on a meager allowance

    "scratch and scrimp"

  5. stint, skimp, scantverb

    supply sparingly and with restricted quantities

    "sting with the allowance"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stintnoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    We must come at the length to some pause: for if every thing were to be desired for some other without any stint, there could be no certain end proposed unto our actions, we should go on we know not whither. Richard Hooker.

    Touching the stint or measure thereof, rites and ceremonies, and other external things of the like nature being hurtful unto the church, either in respect of their quality, or in regard of their number; in the former there could be no doubt or difficulty what would be done; their deliberation in the latter was more difficult. Richard Hooker.

    The exteriours of mourning, a decent funeral, and black habits are the usual stints of common husbands. Dryden.

    Our stint of woe
    Is common; every day, a sailor’s wife,
    The masters of some merchant, and the merchant
    Have just our theme of woe. William Shakespeare.

    He that gave the hint,
    This letter for to print,
    Must also pay the stint. John Denham.

    How much wine drink you in a day? my stint in company is a pint at noon. Jonathan Swift.

  2. To Stintverb

    To bound; to limit; to confine; to restrain; to stop.

    Etymology: stynta, Swed. stunta, Islandick.

    The reason hereof is the end which he hath proposed, and the law whereby his wisdom hath stinted the effects of his power in such sort, that it doth not work infinitely, but correspondently unto that end for which it worketh. Richard Hooker.

    Then hopeless, heartless, ’gan the cunning thief,
    Persuade us die, to stint all further strife. Fairy Queen.

    Nature wisely stints our appetite,
    And craves no more than undisturb’d delight. Dryden.

    I shall not go about to extenuate the latitude of the curse upon the earth, or stint it only to the production of weeds, but give it its full scope in an universal diminution of the fruitfulness of the earth. John Woodward.

    A supposed heathen deity might be so poor in his attributes, so stinted in his knowledge, that a Pagan might hope to conceal his perjury from his notice. Addison.

    Few countries, which, if well cultivated, would not support double their inhabitants, and yet fewer where one third are not extremely stinted in necessaries. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stintnoun

    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

  2. Stintnoun

    a phalarope

  3. Stintverb

    to restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to restrain; to restrict to a scant allowance

  4. Stintverb

    to put an end to; to stop

  5. Stintverb

    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

  6. Stintverb

    to serve successfully; to get with foal; -- said of mares

  7. Stintverb

    to stop; to cease

  8. Stintverb

    limit; bound; restraint; extent

  9. Stintverb

    quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted

  10. Etymology: [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. Stint

    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

  1. Stint

    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. styntanstunt, stupid.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stint in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of stint in a Sentence

  1. Mark McGrath:

    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.

  2. Bethany Silcox:

    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.

  3. Andrew Wheeler:

    While that’s flattering, I am not thinking about it, no, i could have put my hat in the ring for the administrator. I wasn’t interested in that. I am still not interested in that. Trump said Wheeler would assume duties as acting administrator of the EPA on July 9. I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda. We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright! Trump tweeted on July 5. Here are 3 things you need to know about the interim EPA chief before he officially changes roles. A former coal industry lobbyist, Wheeler helped lead an industry fight against regulations aimed at protecting Americans' health and addressing climate change. Many in the industry argued that the regulations would stifle business. Throughout his decades-long career, Wheeler has reportedly lobbied for at least 20 different companies, includingSargento Foods Inc., Whirlpool Corporation, and Xcel Energy, among others. During his time as a lobbyist, Wheelerworked alongside Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to reduce the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah by 85 percent and reserve a piece of the land for uranium mining, Fortune Magazine reported. In recent years, Wheeler has lobbied for Energy Fuels Resources Inc. and Murray Energy Corporation, which is run by longtime Trump supporter Robert Murray, who spent roughly $300,000 on the president's inauguration, according toThe New York Times. Wheeler worked for the EPA in the early 1990s, focusing on chemicals and toxic substance-related issues during the Bush and Clinton administrations. He later transitioned into the role of staff chief of the Senate Environment Committee andserved as counsel to Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. Wheeler joined the international law firmFaegre Baker Daniels after his stint at the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. During his time at the firm, he helped counsel a variety of clients on comprehensive legislative, regulatory and operational strategies, the firm states on its website. He worked on every major piece of environmental and energy-related legislation before Congress over the span of a decade, ProPublica reported.

  4. Mark McGrath:

    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.

  5. Jim White:

    If you are going out for a light jog or stint on the elliptical, you probably aren't going to have an issue.

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