Pronunciation Verb

stint (stints, present participle stinting; past and past participle stinted)

  1. (archaic, intransitive) To stop (an action); cease, desist.
    • 1460-1500, The Towneley Playsː
      We maun have pain that never shall stint.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.iii:
      O do thy cruell wrath and spightfull wrong / At length allay, and stint thy stormy strife […]
    • c. 1591–1595, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Romeo and Ivliet”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene iii]:
      And stint thou too, I pray thee.
    • 1818 July 24, Jedadiah Cleishbotham [pseudonym; Walter Scott], Tales of My Landlord, Second Series, [...] In Four Volumes (The Heart of Mid-Lothian), volume (please specify ), Edinburgh: Printed [by James Ballantyne and Co.] for Archibald Constable and Company, OCLC 819902302 ↗:
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To stop speaking or talking (of a subject).
    • Late 14th century, Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Franklin's Tale’, Canterbury Tales:
      Now wol I stynten of this Arveragus, / And speken I wole of Dorigen his wyf
  3. (intransitive) To be sparing or mean.
    The next party you throw, don't stint on the beer.
  4. (transitive) To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to restrict to a scant allowance.
    • I shall not go about to extenuate the latitude of the curse upon the earth, or stint it only to the production of weeds.
    • She stints them in their meals.
  5. To assign a certain task to (a person), upon the performance of which he/she is excused from further labour for that day or period; to stent.
  6. (of mares) To impregnate successfully; to get with foal.
    • The majority of maiden mares will become stinted while at work.
Translations Translations Noun

stint (plural stints)

  1. A period of time spent doing or being something; a spell.
    He had a stint in jail.
  2. Limit; bound; restraint; extent.
    • God has wrote upon no created thing the utmost stint of his power.
  3. Quantity or task assigned; proportion allotted.
    • His old stint — three thousand pounds a year.
Translations Noun

stint (plural stints)

  1. Any of several very small wading birds in the genus Calidris. Types of sandpiper, such as the dunlin or the sanderling.
  • German: Strandläufer
  • Russian: песочник
  • Spanish: correlimos

stint (plural stints)

  1. Misspelling of stent medical device.

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