Scant vs Plank - What's the difference?
In transitive terms the difference between scant and plank
is that scant
is to limit in amount or share; to stint while plank
is to harden, as hat bodies, by felting.
In intransitive terms the difference between scant and plank
is that scant
is to fail, or become less; to scantle while plank
is to pose for a photograph while lying rigid, face down, arms at side, in an unusual place.
As an adjective scant
is very little, very few.
As an adverb scant
is with difficulty; scarcely; hardly.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Very little, very few.
Not full, large, or plentiful; scarcely sufficient; scanty; meager; not enough.
- "After his previous escapades, Mary had scant reason to believe John."
- a scant''' allowance of provisions or water; a '''scant pattern of cloth for a garment
Sparing; parsimonious; chary.
- His sermon was scant , in all, a quarter of an hour.
- Be somewhat scanter of your maiden presence.
* few, little, slight
* ample, plenty
To limit in amount or share; to stint.
- to scant''' someone in provisions; to '''scant ourselves in the use of necessaries
* Francis Bacon
- Scant not my cups.
- where man hath a great living laid together and where he is scanted
To fail, or become less; to scantle.
- I am scanted in the pleasure of dwelling on your actions.
- The wind scants .
(masonry) A block of stone sawn on two sides down to the bed level.
(masonry) A sheet of stone.
(wood) A slightly thinner measurement of a standard wood size.
With difficulty; scarcely; hardly.
- So weak that he was scant able to go down the stairs.
- (Francis Bacon)
A long, broad and thick piece of timber, as opposed to a board which is less thick.
A political issue that is of concern to a faction or a party of the people and the political position that is taken on that issue.
Physical exercise in which one holds a pushup position for a measured length of time.
(British, slang) A stupid person, idiot.
That which supports or upholds.
- His charity is a better plank than the faith of an intolerant and bitter-minded bigot.
* See also
* plank spanker
To cover something with planking.
- to plank a floor or a ship
To bake (fish) on a piece of cedar lumber.
* 1998 , Richard Gerstell, American Shad in the Susquehanna River Basin (page 147)
- Planked with pine.
(colloquial) To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash.
- Along the lower river, planked shad dinners (baked and broiled) were highly popular during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
To harden, as hat bodies, by felting.
To splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing.
To pose for a photograph while lying rigid, face down, arms at side, in an unusual place.
* 2011' May 23, ''
- to plank money in a wager
Party finishes up in plonking after attempt at '''planking in Kingsford]'', in ''[[w:Herald Sun, Herald Sun] ,
* 2011 May 24,
- The woman, known as Claudia, fell from a 2m wall after earlier demonstrating the wrong way to plank' on a small stool while holding a bottle of wine. A friend said some guests had not heard of ' planking and Claudia was demonstrating how ridiculous it was.
Tourists snapped planking at iconic landmarks around the world]'', in [[w:The Australian, The Australian],
- Perth man Simon Carville became an internet sensation after he was photographed planking naked in the arms of famous Perth statue the Eliza.