What does faint mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. faint, swoon, syncope, deliquium(adj)

    a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain

  2. faint, weak(adj)

    deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc

    "a faint outline"; "the wan sun cast faint shadows"; "the faint light of a distant candle"; "weak colors"; "a faint hissing sound"; "a faint aroma"; "a weak pulse"

  3. dim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispy(adj)

    lacking clarity or distinctness

    "a dim figure in the distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood"

  4. faint, feeble(adj)

    lacking strength or vigor

    "damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice"

  5. faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded(adj)

    weak and likely to lose consciousness

    "suddenly felt faint from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger"; "felt light in the head"; "a swooning fit"; "light-headed with wine"; "light-headed from lack of sleep"

  6. faint(adj)

    indistinctly understood or felt or perceived

    "a faint clue to the origin of the mystery"; "haven't the faintest idea"

  7. faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted(verb)

    lacking conviction or boldness or courage

    "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"

  8. faint, conk, swoon, pass out(verb)

    pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain

Wiktionary

  1. faint(Noun)

    The act of fainting.

  2. faint(Noun)

    The state of one who has fainted; a swoon.

  3. faint(Verb)

    To lose consciousness. Caused by a lack of oxygen or nutrients to the brain, usually as a result of a suddenly reduced blood flow (may be caused by emotional trauma, loss of blood or various medical conditions).

  4. faint(Adjective)

    Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst.

  5. faint(Adjective)

    Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed.

    "Faint heart ne'er won fair lady." Robert Burns - To Dr. Blackjack.

  6. faint(Adjective)

    Lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible; weak; as, a faint color, or sound.

  7. faint(Adjective)

    Performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Faint

    lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst

    Etymology: [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf. Feint.]

  2. Faint

    wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed; as, "Faint heart ne'er won fair lady."

    Etymology: [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf. Feint.]

  3. Faint

    lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible; weak; as, a faint color, or sound

    Etymology: [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf. Feint.]

  4. Faint

    performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance

    Etymology: [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf. Feint.]

  5. Faint(noun)

    the act of fainting, or the state of one who has fainted; a swoon. [R.] See Fainting, n

    Etymology: [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf. Feint.]

  6. Faint(verb)

    to become weak or wanting in vigor; to grow feeble; to lose strength and color, and the control of the bodily or mental functions; to swoon; -- sometimes with away. See Fainting, n

    Etymology: [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf. Feint.]

  7. Faint(noun)

    to sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent

    Etymology: [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf. Feint.]

  8. Faint(noun)

    to decay; to disappear; to vanish

    Etymology: [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf. Feint.]

  9. Faint(verb)

    to cause to faint or become dispirited; to depress; to weaken

    Etymology: [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See Feign, and cf. Feint.]

Freebase

  1. Faint

    "Faint" is a song by rock band Linkin Park from their second studio album Meteora. The song was released as the album's second single on June 9, 2003 and entered the top thirty on the majority of the charts it appeared on, including the Hot 100, in which it peaked at #48. The song reached #1 on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks, becoming the band's third number-one hit on the chart. The song would later be featured on the group's mashup EP with Jay-Z, Collision Course, where it was mashed up with lyrics of the song Jigga What from Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Faint

    fānt, adj. wanting in strength: fading: lacking distinctness: not bright or forcible: weak in spirit: lacking courage: depressed: done in a feeble way.—v.i. to become feeble or weak: to lose strength, colour, &c.: to swoon: to fade or decay: to vanish: to lose courage or spirit: to become depressed.—v.t. (rare) to render faint.—n. a swoon.—p.adj. Faint′ed (Milt.), exhausted.—adjs. Faint′-heart, Faint′-heart′ed, cowardly: timorous.—adv. Faint′-heart′edly.—ns. Faint′-heart′edness; Faint′ing.—adj. Faint′ish, slightly faint.—n. Faint′ishness.—adv. Faint′ly.—n. Faint′ness, want of strength: feebleness of colour, light, &c.: dejection.—adj. Faint′y, faintish. [O. Fr. feint (Fr. feindre), feigned—L. fingĕre, to feign.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. faint

    To lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'faint' in Adjectives Frequency: #634

Anagrams for faint »

  1. Fanti

  2. fitna

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of faint in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of faint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of faint in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Keeping sycophants is like harboring serpents under own pants; A fool being an arrogant feels confident that nurturing them will never turn into an unpleasant incident in his life, but hundred percent one day they inject a poisonous bite or dent to make him faint only and then he has to regret and repent.

  2. Henry Blodget:

    Thankfully, for all of us, I'm not in the stock-market prediction business anymore. I do think the tech industry is in a boom that will end the way all booms do - in a bust, but the magnitude of what's happening today is just a faint echo of what happened in the 1990s.

  3. Bertrand Russell:

    Even in civilized mankind faint traces of monogamous instincts can be perceived.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Captivating honey caramel is like a shining dawn, life with you is like a sweet erotic dream. Juicy sweet fabulous fantasy beautiful. From your sexuality, the glasses of the captured sexual force in your eyes are sweating, this is the amazing magic of charm concealed in them. You are my depraved temptation dirty temptation. The sweet temptation of a tenderly roaring passion is a breathtaking juicy caramel berry, sometimes pouring with a picturesque modulation, tender sensual shades of red sunset, incinerated with the burning heat of passion. From your hottest, sultry beauty, the brain seems to turn off and faint from your sweetest kisses. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Scott Fowler:

    She really believes she hears the faint cries of an infant. She summons her husband, who is a self-employed grading contractor. He arrives in the area and descends about a 75-foot ravine to find the child alone with a car seat over the bank.

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Translations for faint

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  • припадам, неясен, немощен, слаб, неотчетлив, припадане, плах, припадъкBulgarian
  • acubar-se, desmai, tènue, dèbil, febleCatalan, Valencian
  • omdlítCzech
  • besvimelse, besvimeDanish
  • Ohnmacht, in Ohnmacht fallen, kraftlos, ohnmächtig werden, schwachGerman
  • desmayo, tenue, débil, desmayarSpanish
  • minestamaEstonian
  • geldoBasque
  • heiveröinen, pyörtyä, hämärä, heikkoFinnish
  • svímaFaroese
  • faible, craintif, timoré, évanoui, s'évanouir, se pâmer, évanouissementFrench
  • neul, rach an neulScottish Gaelic
  • כההHebrew
  • նվաղել, տկարArmenian
  • pingsanIndonesian
  • svenire, debole, svenimento, tenue, incerto, pavido, indistinto, timorosoItalian
  • かすか, 気の弱い, 失神, 淡い, 気が弱い, 弱々しいJapanese
  • эсинен тануу, эс оош, эси ооп жыгылып калуу, талып калуу, талууKyrgyz
  • nualpimas, alpulysLithuanian
  • hauhauaitu, tōririki, porepore, maiangi, hauaitu, tōriki, maiengiMāori
  • pengsanMalay
  • zwak, flauwvallen, bezwijmenDutch
  • besvime, svime avNorwegian
  • tênue, desmaio, pávido, desmaiar, lânguidoPortuguese
  • обморок, терять сознание, слабонервный, слабый, тусклый, потерять сознание, падать в обморок, упасть в обморок, вялыйRussian
  • svimning, svimmaSwedish
  • bayılmak, bayılma, baygınlıkTurkish

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