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Definition 1: an individual's prescribed share of work - [noun denoting act]

Samples where stint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her

(stint is a kind of ...) a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee

"estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars" "the job of repairing the engine took several hours" "the endless task of classifying the samples" "the farmer's morning chores"

Definition 2: smallest American sandpiper - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for stint in the sense of this definition

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

(... is a member of stint) a genus of Scolopacidae

Definition 3: an unbroken period of time during which you do something - [noun denoting time]

Samples where stint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for stint in the sense of this definition

(stint is a kind of ...) the period of time during which something continues

Definition 4: subsist on a meager allowance - [verb of possession]

Samples where stint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • scratch and scrimp

Synonyms for stint in the sense of this definition

(stint is a kind of ...) spend less; buy at a reduced price

Definition 5: supply sparingly and with restricted quantities - [verb of possession]

Samples where stint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stint with the allowance

Synonyms for stint in the sense of this definition

(stint is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

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