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ลองค้นหาคำในรูปแบบอื่นๆ เพื่อให้ได้ผลลัพธ์มากขึ้นหรือน้อยลง: -scant-, *scant*.

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Scant \Scant\, v. i. To fail, or become less; to scantle; as, the wind scants. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Scant \Scant\, adv. In a scant manner; with difficulty; scarcely; hardly. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster] So weak that he was scant able to go down the stairs. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Scant \Scant\, a. [Compar. {Scanter}; superl. {Scantest}.] [Icel. skamt, neuter of skamr, skammr, short; cf. skamta to dole out, to portion.] 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. [1913 Webster] His sermon was scant, in all, a quarter of an hour. --Ridley. [1913 Webster] 2. Sparing; parsimonious; chary. [1913 Webster] Be somewhat scanter of your maiden presence. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: See under {Scanty}. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Scant \Scant\, n. Scantness; scarcity. [R.] --T. Carew. [1913 Webster] From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]: Scant \Scant\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scanted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scanting}.] 1. To limit; to straiten; to treat illiberally; to stint; as, to scant one in provisions; to scant ourselves in the use of necessaries. [1913 Webster] Where a man hath a great living laid together and where he is scanted. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] I am scanted in the pleasure of dwelling on your actions. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To cut short; to make small, narrow, or scanty; to curtail. "Scant not my cups." --Shak. [1913 Webster] From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]: scant adj 1: less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; "a light pound"; "a scant cup of sugar"; "regularly gives short weight" [syn: {light}, {scant(p)}, {short}] v 1: work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially [syn: {skimp}, {scant}] 2: limit in quality or quantity [syn: {scant}, {skimp}] 3: supply sparingly and with restricted quantities; "sting with the allowance" [syn: {stint}, {skimp}, {scant}]

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