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stint 1

 (stĭnt)
v. stint·ed, stint·ing, stints
v.intr.
1. To be frugal or economical in providing something; hold back: The host did not stint on the wine. He does not stint when providing advice.
2. Archaic To stop or desist.
v.tr.
1.
a. To restrict (someone) in what is provided or allowed: "found his living so expensive that he had to stint his family" (William Marvel).
b. To restrict (something supplied); be sparing with.
2. Archaic To cause to stop.
n.
1. A length of time spent in a particular way, especially doing a job or fulfilling a duty: a two-year stint in the military.
2. A limitation or restriction: working without stint.

[Middle English stinten, to cease, from Old English styntan, to blunt.]

stint′er n.
stint′ing·ly adv.

stint 2

 (stĭnt)
n.
Any of several small sandpipers of the genus Calidris, primarily of the Eastern Hemisphere.

[Middle English stint, from Old English.]

stint

(stɪnt)
vb
1. to be frugal or miserly towards (someone) with (something)
2. archaic to stop or check (something)
n
3. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) an allotted or fixed amount of work
4. a limitation or check
5. obsolete a pause or stoppage
[Old English styntan to blunt; related to Old Norse stytta to cut short; see stunt1]
ˈstinter n

stint

(stɪnt)
n
(Animals) any of various small sandpipers of the chiefly northern genus Calidris (or Erolia), such as C. minuta (little stint)
[Old English; related to Middle High German stinz small salmon, Swedish dialect stinta teenager; see stunt1]

stint1

(stɪnt)

v.i.
1. to be frugal; get along on a scanty allowance: to stint on food.
2. Archaic. to cease action; desist.
v.t.
3. to limit to a certain amount, number, etc., often unduly.
4. Archaic. to bring to an end; check.
n.
5. a period of time spent doing something: a stint in the army.
6. limitation or restriction, esp. as to amount.
7. a limited, prescribed, or expected quantity, share, rate, etc.
8. Obs. a pause; halt.
[1150–1200; (v.) Middle English; Old English styntan to make blunt, dull, c. Old Norse stynta to shorten; compare stunt1]
stint′er, n.
stint′ing•ly, adv.

stint2

(stɪnt)

n.
any of various small Old World sandpipers of the genus Calidris.
[1425–75; late Middle English stynte, of obscure orig.]

stint


Past participle: stinted
Gerund: stinting

Imperative
stint
stint
Present
I stint
you stint
he/she/it stints
we stint
you stint
they stint
Preterite
I stinted
you stinted
he/she/it stinted
we stinted
you stinted
they stinted
Present Continuous
I am stinting
you are stinting
he/she/it is stinting
we are stinting
you are stinting
they are stinting
Present Perfect
I have stinted
you have stinted
he/she/it has stinted
we have stinted
you have stinted
they have stinted
Past Continuous
I was stinting
you were stinting
he/she/it was stinting
we were stinting
you were stinting
they were stinting
Past Perfect
I had stinted
you had stinted
he/she/it had stinted
we had stinted
you had stinted
they had stinted
Future
I will stint
you will stint
he/she/it will stint
we will stint
you will stint
they will stint
Future Perfect
I will have stinted
you will have stinted
he/she/it will have stinted
we will have stinted
you will have stinted
they will have stinted
Future Continuous
I will be stinting
you will be stinting
he/she/it will be stinting
we will be stinting
you will be stinting
they will be stinting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stinting
you have been stinting
he/she/it has been stinting
we have been stinting
you have been stinting
they have been stinting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stinting
you will have been stinting
he/she/it will have been stinting
we will have been stinting
you will have been stinting
they will have been stinting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stinting
you had been stinting
he/she/it had been stinting
we had been stinting
you had been stinting
they had been stinting
Conditional
I would stint
you would stint
he/she/it would stint
we would stint
you would stint
they would stint
Past Conditional
I would have stinted
you would have stinted
he/she/it would have stinted
we would have stinted
you would have stinted
they would have stinted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stint - an unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
duration, continuance - the period of time during which something continues
2.stint - smallest American sandpiperstint - smallest American sandpiper    
sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
Erolia, genus Erolia - a genus of Scolopacidae
3.stint - an individual's prescribed share of work; "her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her"
chore, job, task - a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee; "estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars"; "the job of repairing the engine took several hours"; "the endless task of classifying the samples"; "the farmer's morning chores"
Verb1.stint - subsist on a meager allowance; "scratch and scrimp"
save - spend less; buy at a reduced price
2.stint - supply sparingly and with restricted quantities; "sting with the allowance"
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"

stint

noun
1. term, time, turn, bit, period, share, tour, shift, stretch, spell, quota, assignment a five-year stint in Hong Kong
verb
1. be mean, hold back, be sparing, scrimp, skimp on, save, withhold, begrudge, economize, be frugal, be parsimonious, be mingy (Brit. informal), spoil the ship for a ha'porth of tar He didn't stint on the special effects.

stint

verb
To be severely sparing in order to economize:
Idioms: pinch pennies, tighten (one's) belt.
noun
1. A piece of work that has been assigned:
2. A limited, often assigned period of activity, duty, or opportunity:
bout, go, hitch, inning (often used in plural), shift, spell, stretch, time, tour, trick, turn, watch.
Translations

stint

[stɪnt]
A. N
1. (= amount of work) to do a or one's stint (at)hacer su parte (de)
I've done my stinthe hecho lo que me corresponde
2. (= period) → periodo m, período m
she did a two-year stint on the committeefue miembro del comité durante un periodo or período de dos años
after a brief stint in a law firm he went to Hong Kongtras una breve temporada trabajando en un bufete de abogados, se fue a Hong-Kong
3. without stintlibremente, generosamente
B. VTlimitar, restringir
he did not stint his praisesno escatimó elogios
to stint sb of sthprivar a algn de algo, dar a algn menor cantidad de algo de la que pide or necesita
to stint o.sestrecharse, privarse de cosas
don't stint yourself!¡no te prives de nada!
to stint o.s. of sthprivarse de algo, negarse algo, no permitirse algo
C. VI he did not stint on praiseno escatimó elogios

stint

[ˈstɪnt]
npassage m
I first met her during my stint in Washington → Je l'ai rencontrée pour la première fois lors de mon passage à Washington.
his stint in the merchant navy → son passage dans la marine marchande
to have a stint as sth → faire un passage en tant que qch
vi
to stint on sth → lésiner sur qch
Don't stint on the sugar → Ne lésine pas sur le sucre.

stint

n
(= allotted amount of work)Arbeit f, → Aufgabe f; (= share)Anteil m, → Teil nt or m (→ of an +dat); to do one’s stint (= daily work)seine Arbeit leisten or tun; (= one’s share)sein(en) Teil beitragen or tun; a 2-hour stinteine 2-Stunden Schicht; he did a five-year stint on the oil rigser hat fünf Jahre auf Ölplattformen gearbeitet; my stint was from 3 to 6/lasted two hoursich war von 3 bis 6/zwei Stunden lang dran; he has done his stint of washing uper hat seinen (An)teil am Abwaschen geleistet; would you like to do a stint at the wheel?wie wärs, wenn du auch mal fahren würdest?; that was a long stintdas hat vielleicht lange gedauert!; I’ve finished my stint for todayfür heute habe ich genug getan; he does a stint in the gym/at the computer every dayer betätigt sich jeden Tag eine Weile in der Turnhalle/am Computer
without stintohne Einschränkung
vtsparen mit, knausern mit; to stint somebody of somethingjdm gegenüber mit etw knausern; of praise, rewardjdm etw vorenthalten; to stint oneself (of something)sich (mit etw) einschränken
vi to stint on somethingmit etw sparen or knausern

stint

[stɪnt]
1. n to do one's stint (at sth)fare la propria parte (di qc)
I do a stint in the pool every day → faccio una nuotata in piscina ogni giorno
to do a stint at the wheel (Aut) → fare il proprio turno al volante
2. vt he did not stint his praisesnon è stato avaro di complimenti
don't stint yourself! (iro) → non farti mancare niente!
References in classic literature ?
I PAID three pennies for my breakfast, and a most extravagant price it was, too, seeing that one could have breakfasted a dozen persons for that money; but I was feeling good by this time, and I had always been a kind of spendthrift anyway; and then these people had wanted to give me the food for nothing, scant as their provision was, and so it was a grateful pleasure to emphasize my appreciation and sincere thankfulness with a good big financial lift where the money would do so much more good than it would in my helmet, where, these pennies being made of iron and not stinted in weight, my half-dollar's worth was a good deal of a burden to me.
Uncle Silas knowed how powerful he was, and how little chance he had against such a man, and he was scared and worried, and done everything he could think of to smooth him over and get him to be good to him: he even took his no-account brother Jubiter on the farm and give him wages and stinted his own family to pay them; and Jubiter done everything his brother could contrive to insult Uncle Silas, and fret and worry him, and try to drive Uncle Silas into doing him a hurt, so as to injure Uncle Silas with the people.
Nature had surely formed her in a partial mood; and, forgetting her usual stinted step-mother dole of gifts, had endowed this, her darling, with a grand-dame's bounty.