Meaning of stint

stint

Pronunciation: (stint), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to be frugal; get along on a scanty allowance: Don't stint on the food. They stinted for years in order to save money.
  2. to cease action; desist.
—v.t.
  1. to limit to a certain amount, number, share, or allowance, often unduly; set limits to; restrict.
  2. to bring to an end; check.
—n.
  1. a period of time spent doing something: a two-year stint in the army.
  2. an allotted amount or piece of work: to do one's daily stint.
  3. limitation or restriction, esp. as to amount: to give without stint.
  4. a limited, prescribed, or expected quantity, share, rate, etc.: to exceed one's stint.
  5. a pause; halt.

stint

Pronunciation: (stint), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various small sandpipers of the genus Calidris, as the least sandpiper.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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