Scant vs Scans - What's the difference?

scant | scans |


As verbs the difference between scant and scans

is that scant is to limit in amount or share; to stint while scans is (scan).

As nouns the difference between scant and scans

is that scant is (masonry) a block of stone sawn on two sides down to the bed level while scans is .

As an adjective scant

is very little, very few.

As an adverb scant

is with difficulty; scarcely; hardly.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

scant

English

Adjective

(er)
  • Very little, very few.
  • "After his previous escapades, Mary had scant reason to believe John."
  • Not full, large, or plentiful; scarcely sufficient; scanty; meager; not enough.
  • a scant''' allowance of provisions or water; a '''scant pattern of cloth for a garment
  • * Ridley
  • His sermon was scant , in all, a quarter of an hour.
  • Sparing; parsimonious; chary.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Be somewhat scanter of your maiden presence.

    Synonyms

    * few, little, slight * (l)

    Antonyms

    * ample, plenty

    Derived terms

    * scanty

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To limit in amount or share; to stint.
  • to scant''' someone in provisions; to '''scant ourselves in the use of necessaries
  • * Shakespeare
  • Scant not my cups.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • where man hath a great living laid together and where he is scanted
  • * Dryden
  • I am scanted in the pleasure of dwelling on your actions.
  • To fail, or become less; to scantle.
  • The wind scants .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (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.
  • Adverb

    (-)
  • With difficulty; scarcely; hardly.
  • * Fuller
  • So weak that he was scant able to go down the stairs.
    (Francis Bacon)

    Anagrams

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    scans

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (scan)