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Princeton's WordNet

  1. faint, swoon, syncope, deliquiumadjective

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

  2. faint, weakadjective

    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, wispyadjective

    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, feebleadjective

    lacking strength or vigor

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

  5. faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheadedadjective

    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. faintadjective

    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-heartedverb

    lacking conviction or boldness or courage

    "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"

  8. faint, conk, swoon, pass outverb

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

Wiktionary

  1. faintnoun

    The act of fainting.

  2. faintnoun

    The state of one who has fainted; a swoon.

  3. faintverb

    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. faintadjective

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

  5. faintadjective

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

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

  6. faintadjective

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

  7. faintadjective

    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. Faintnoun

    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. Faintverb

    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. Faintnoun

    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. Faintnoun

    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. Faintverb

    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. 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.

  2. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    Love has no power to look forward — the delicious consciousness of the present, a faint but delightful shadow of the past, form its eternity.

  3. Oswald Chambers:

    We say, sorrow, disaster, calamity. God says, chastening and it sounds sweet to him though it is a discord to our ears. Don't faint when you are rebuked, and don't despise the chastening of the Lord. In your patience possess your souls.

  4. Isaiah 4031 Bible:

    They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength they shall mount up with wings as eagles they shall run, and not be weary they shall walk and not faint.

  5. Steven Keating:

    In 2014 I started smelling a very faint vinegar smell for 30 seconds or so, for about once a day. After the third or fourth time, I thought that was really weird.

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Translations for faint

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  • припадък, немощен, неясен, слаб, неотчетлив, припадане, припадам, плахBulgarian
  • dèbil, tènue, desmai, feble, acubar-seCatalan, Valencian
  • omdlítCzech
  • besvimelse, besvimeDanish
  • kraftlos, in Ohnmacht fallen, ohnmächtig werden, Ohnmacht, schwachGerman
  • desmayo, débil, desmayar, tenueSpanish
  • minestamaEstonian
  • geldoBasque
  • heikko, hämärä, heiveröinen, pyörtyäFinnish
  • svímaFaroese
  • craintif, évanoui, évanouissement, timoré, s'évanouir, faible, se pâmerFrench
  • neul, rach an neulScottish Gaelic
  • כההHebrew
  • նվաղել, տկարArmenian
  • pingsanIndonesian
  • svenire, timoroso, debole, indistinto, svenimento, pavido, incerto, tenueItalian
  • かすか, 気の弱い, 弱々しい, 気が弱い, 淡い, 失神Japanese
  • эс оош, эсинен тануу, талуу, талып калуу, эси ооп жыгылып калууKyrgyz
  • alpulys, nualpimasLithuanian
  • maiengi, tōriki, hauaitu, hauhauaitu, maiangi, porepore, tōririkiMāori
  • pengsanMalay
  • zwak, bezwijmen, flauwvallenDutch
  • svime av, besvimeNorwegian
  • pávido, lânguido, desmaiar, tênue, desmaioPortuguese
  • обморок, терять сознание, потерять сознание, вялый, падать в обморок, тусклый, слабый, упасть в обморок, слабонервныйRussian
  • svimma, svimningSwedish
  • bayılmak, baygınlık, bayılmaTurkish

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    (slang) a merchant who deals in shoddy or inferior merchandise
    • A. preponderance
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