STINT, verb transitive [Gr., narrow.]
1. To restrain within certain limits; to bound; to confine; to limit; as, to stint the body in growth; to stint the mind in knowledge; to stint a person in his meals.
Nature wisely stints our appetite.
2. To assign a certain task in labor, which being performed, the person is excused from further labor for the day, or for a certain time; a common popular use of the word in America.
STINT, noun A small bird, the Tringa cinctus.
1. Limit; bound; restraint.
2. Quantity assigned; proportion allotted. The workmen have their stint
Our stint of woe is common.