As verbs the difference between scant and scans
is that scant
is to limit in amount or share; to stint while scans
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
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)