What does falter mean?

Definitions for falter
ˈfɔl tərfal·ter

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word falter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hesitation, waver, falter, faltering(verb)

    the act of pausing uncertainly

    "there was a hesitation in his speech"

  2. falter, waver(verb)

    be unsure or weak

    "Their enthusiasm is faltering"

  3. falter, waver(verb)

    move hesitatingly, as if about to give way

  4. stumble, falter, bumble(verb)

    walk unsteadily

    "The drunk man stumbled about"

  5. bumble, stutter, stammer, falter(verb)

    speak haltingly

    "The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"

Wiktionary

  1. falter(Noun)

    unsteadiness.

  2. falter(Verb)

    To waver or be unsteady.

  3. falter(Verb)

    To stammer.

  4. falter(Verb)

    To stumble.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Falter(verb)

    to thrash in the chaff; also, to cleanse or sift, as barley

    Etymology: [See Falter, v. i.]

  2. Falter

    to hesitate; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer; as, his tongue falters

    Etymology: [See Falter, v. i.]

  3. Falter

    to tremble; to totter; to be unsteady

    Etymology: [See Falter, v. i.]

  4. Falter

    to hesitate in purpose or action

    Etymology: [See Falter, v. i.]

  5. Falter

    to fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; -- said of the mind or of thought

    Etymology: [See Falter, v. i.]

  6. Falter(verb)

    to utter with hesitation, or in a broken, trembling, or weak manner

    Etymology: [See Falter, v. i.]

  7. Falter(verb)

    hesitation; trembling; feebleness; an uncertain or broken sound; as, a slight falter in her voice

    Etymology: [See Falter, v. i.]

Freebase

  1. Falter

    Falter is a weekly magazine published in Vienna, Austria. Founded in 1977, it is published weekly on Wednesdays. Since Spring 2005 a local edition has also been published in Styria. The magazine reports from a broadly left-liberal perspective on politics, media, culture and the life. In addition to its original role as a listings magazine of the arts and social life, it has also developed a reputation for investigative journalism.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Falter

    fawl′tėr, v.i. to stumble: to fail or stammer in speech: to tremble or totter: to be feeble or irresolute.—n. any unsteadiness.—n. Fal′tering, feebleness, deficiency.—adv. Fal′teringly, in a faltering or hesitating manner. [Prob. a freq. of falden, fold. The conn. with fault, in which the l is late, is untenable.]

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How to say falter in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of falter in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of falter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of falter in a Sentence

  1. Danielle Citron:

    Imagine the night before a company's Initial Public Offering, a deepfake video appears showing the CEO committing a crime. If the deepfake video is shared widely, the company's stock price may falter and a tremendous amount of money may be lost. Of course, the video could be debunked in a few days, but by that time the damage has already been done.

  2. Sir Winston Churchill, Radio speech, 1941:

    Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt... We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

  3. Winston Churchill:

    We shall not fail or falter we shall not weaken or tire...Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

  4. Jonathan Barratt:

    The market is taking the view that governments will not allow economies to falter. These expectations suggest more active economic development will force consumption to go up.

  5. Hidenobu Tokuda:

    Current levels around 100 yen to the dollar won't deal a decisive blow to Japanese companies as a whole, nor will it cause the economy to falter.

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