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Definition of Scant


  1. Not full, large, or plentiful; scarcely sufficient; less than is wanted for the purpose; scanty; meager; not enough; as, a scant allowance of provisions or water; a scant pattern of cloth for a garment.
  2. Sparing; parsimonious; chary.
  3. To limit; to straiten; to treat illiberally; to stint; as, to scant one in provisions; to scant ourselves in the use of necessaries.
  4. To cut short; to make small, narrow, or scanty; to curtail.
  5. To fail, or become less; to scantle; as, the wind scants.
  6. In a scant manner; with difficulty; scarcely; hardly.
  7. Scantness; scarcity.
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Scant Translations

scant in German is knausern mit
scant in Italian is scarso
scant in Spanish is cenido, escatimar