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Definition of "stint" []

  • To restrict or limit, as in amount or number; be sparing with. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To cause to stop. (verb-transitive)
  • To subsist on a meager allowance; be frugal. (verb-intransitive)
  • Archaic To stop or desist. (verb-intransitive)
  • A length of time spent in a particular way: a two-year stint in the military. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stint" in a sentence
  • "This guest posting stint is very strange: I am simply unused to the idea of reading so many positive comments about Matt Yglesias on this blog. shawn Says:"
  • "The last time I worked with Rick Sanchez, during a fill-in stint he did on American Morning, he stood next to my desk for a few minutes and groused about the way CNN covered news."
  • "And the best of the grub was not good, while we went on stint from the start."