Complete Definition of "stint"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/stɪnt/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪnt|-ɪnt

Etymology 1
Old English styntan ‘make blunt’, probably influenced in some senses by cognate Old Norse *stynta.

Verb
en-verb

  1. context|archaic|intransitive To stop (an action); cease, desist.
  2. context|obsolete|intransitive To stop speaking or talking (of a subject).

#*Late C14: Now wol I stynten of this Arveragus, / And speken I wole of Dorigen his wyf — Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Franklin's Tale’, Canterbury Tales

  1. intransitive To be sparing or mean.

#:The next party you throw, don't stint on the beer.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A period of time spent doing or being something. A spell.

#:He had a stint in jail.

Etymology 2
Origin unknown.

Noun
en-noun

  1. Any of several very small wading birds in the genus Calidris. Types of sandpiper, such as the dunlin or the sanderling.
  2. (Medical) Misspelling of stent.

Translations
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Anagrams
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Category:Birds

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