stint


stint
I.
/stɪnt / (say stint)

verb (t)
1. to limit to a certain amount, number, share, or allowance, often unduly; set limits to; restrict.
2. Obsolete to discontinue, cease, or bring to an end.
verb (i)
3. to be sparing or frugal; get along on a scanty allowance.
4. Obsolete to cease action; desist.
noun
5. Obsolete limitation or restriction, especially as to amount.
6. a limited or prescribed quantity, share, rate, etc.: to exceed one's stint.
7. an allotted amount or piece of work: to do one's daily stint.
8. a period of time, usually short, allotted to a particular activity.
9. Obsolete a stop; halt.
phrase
10. without stint, generously; freely: to give without stint.
{Middle English; Old English styntan make blunt, dull. Compare stunt1 (verb)
stinter, noun
II.
/stɪnt / (say stint)

noun
any of various small shorebirds, as the red-necked stint.
{Middle English stynte}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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