Definition for SCANT


  1. Not full, large or plentiful; scarcely sufficient; rather less than is wanted for the purpose; as, a scant allowance of provisions or water; a scant pattern of cloth for a garment.
  2. Sparing; parsimonious; cautiously affording. Be somewhat scanter of your maiden presence. [Not in use.] Shak.
  3. Not fair; free or favorable for a ship's course; as, a scant wind. – Mar. Dict.

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