|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (superl.) 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.
2. (superl.) Sparing; parsimonious; chary.
3. (v. t.) To limit; to straiten; to treat illiberally; to stint; as, to scant one in provisions; to scant ourselves in the use of necessaries.
4. (v. t.) To cut short; to make small, narrow, or scanty; to curtail.
5. (v. i.) To fail, or become less; to scantle; as, the wind scants.
6. (adv.) In a scant manner; with difficulty; scarcely; hardly.
7. (n.) Scantness; scarcity.
Scant (4 Occurrences)
1 Kings 22:27 and say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace. (See JPS RSV)
2 Chronicles 18:26 and say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I return in peace. (See JPS RSV)
Isaiah 30:20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be hidden anymore, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers; (See JPS)
Micah 6:10 Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that is abominable? (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)