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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scant /ˈskænt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
    Where a man hath a great living laid together and where he is scanted.   --Bacon.
    I am scanted in the pleasure of dwelling on your actions.   --Dryden.
 2. To cut short; to make small, narrow, or scanty; to curtail. Scant not my cups.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scant a. [Compar. Scanter superl. Scantest.]
 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.
    His sermon was scant, in all, a quarter of an hour.   --Ridley.
 2. Sparing; parsimonious; chary.
    Be somewhat scanter of your maiden presence.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- See under Scanty.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scant, v. i. To fail, or become less; to scantle; as, the wind scants.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scant, adv. In a scant manner; with difficulty; scarcely; hardly. [Obs.]
    So weak that he was scant able to go down the stairs.   --Fuller.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scant, n. Scantness; scarcity. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : 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),
      v 1: work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and
           superficially [syn: skimp]
      2: limit in quality or quantity [syn: skimp]
      3: supply sparingly and with restricted quantities; "sting with
         the allowance" [syn: stint, skimp]