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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun stint:


Stint is sometimes a misspelling of sight.

Stint (to be sparing) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's absolutely essential words for the GRE, which includes 300 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

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Definition of the noun stint

What does stint mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: stints

  1. an unbroken period of time during which you do something
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • synonym of stint: stretch
    • more generic words: continuance / duration = the period of time during which something continues
  2. smallest American sandpiper
  3. an individual's prescribed share of work
    • example: her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: chore / job / task = a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee

Alternative definition of the noun stint


  1. A period of time spent doing or being something. A spell.
  2. Any of several very small wading birds in the genus Calidris. Types of sandpiper, such as the dunlin or the sanderling.

Definition of the verb stint

What does stint mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: stinted | stinting | stints

  1. subsist on a meager allowance
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of stint: scrimp / skimp
    • more generic word: save = spend less
  2. supply sparingly and with restricted quantities

Alternative definition of the verb stint


  1. [archaic, intransitive] To stop (an action); cease, desist.
  2. [obsolete, intransitive] To stop speaking or talking (of a subject).
  3. [intransitive] To be sparing or mean.

Phrases with Stint

  1. Little Stint
  2. Long-Toed Stint
  3. Red-Necked Stint
  4. Temminck's Stint

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Google previewThe Atlantic (1911)

Stint is a good word, as a noun. As a verb it means something not quite so...

Google previewThe Atlantic Monthly (1911)

Stint is a good word, as a noun. As a verb it means something not quite so...

Google previewEssays and Essay-writing (1918)

by William Maddux Tanner

Stint is a good word, as a noun. As a verb it means something not quite so...

Google previewManchester United (2004)

A Thematic Study by David L. Andrews

Ferguson's stint is the longest by some distance of any Premiership manager. The next longest serving Premiership manager is Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, appointed in September 1996 nearly 10 years after Ferguson's appointment.

Google previewNational Geographic Complete Birds of North America (2014)

by Jonathan Alderfer

RNst - 3 Red-necked Stint is an Old World vagrant. mated, also note its more tubular whitemantle wbolder than spot supercilium population Stable. covets and tertials injuvenal and breeding plumage with darker centersthan Rednecked and ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

STINT, n. stint [Icel stuttr, O.S.w.. stunt, short: Ger. stutz, anything cropped or docked: Icel. stytta, to shorten]. limit; bound; proportion, quantity assigned: V. to restrain within certain limits; to limit to a certain quantity; to bound; to restrain; in O.E., ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of English Inflected Words, with the Syllabication of All the Words According to a System Founded on Well-defined Principles (1877)

And the System of Syllabication as Applied to Poetry and the Scansion of Verse. Forming Part II of The Handy English Word Book by James Stormonth

stint ...

Google previewRepr. A dictionary of British birds, incorporating the additional species described by Selby [and others]. Compiled by E. Newman (1881)

by George Montagu

Stint. — See Purre. £ Stint, American. — Tringa Wilsonii (Least andpiper), Nuttall, Man. ii. 1834, 121. ringa pusilla, Wilson, Amer. Ornith. ii.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1828)

by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson

To STINT, (stint) v. a. To bound ; to limit ; to ...

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Stint Meaning

Video shows what stint means. A period of time spent doing or being something. A spell.. limit; bound; restraint; extent. Quantity or task assigned; proportion ...

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My most lucrative job in college was a stint as the regional Dodge Girl. (Jessica Savitch)
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Scrabble value of S1T1I1N1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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