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STINT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stint mean? 

STINT (noun)
  The noun STINT has 3 senses:

1. an unbroken period of time during which you do something
2. smallest American sandpiper
3. an individuals prescribed share of work

  Familiarity information: STINT used as a noun is uncommon.


STINT (verb)
  The verb STINT has 2 senses:

1. subsist on a meager allowance
2. supply sparingly and with restricted quantities

  Familiarity information: STINT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STINT (noun)


Sense 1stint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unbroken period of time during which you do something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

stint; stretch

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("stint" is a kind of...):

continuance; duration (the period of time during which something continues)


Sense 2stint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Smallest American sandpiper

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Erolia minutilla; least sandpiper; stint

Hypernyms ("stint" is a kind of...):

sandpiper (any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers)

Holonyms ("stint" is a member of...):

Erolia; genus Erolia (a genus of Scolopacidae)


Sense 3stint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An individuals prescribed share of work

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her

Hypernyms ("stint" is a kind of...):

chore; job; task (a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee)


STINT (verb)


Sense 1stint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Subsist on a meager allowance

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

scrimp; stint; skimp

Context example:

scratch and scrimp

Hypernyms (to "stint" is one way to...):

save (spend less; buy at a reduced price)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s on something


Sense 2stint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Supply sparingly and with restricted quantities

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

stint; scant; skimp

Context example:

sting with the allowance

Hypernyms (to "stint" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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