Definitions for falter
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word falter.
hesitation, waver, falter, falteringverb
the act of pausing uncertainly
"there was a hesitation in his speech"
be unsure or weak
"Their enthusiasm is faltering"
move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
stumble, falter, bumbleverb
"The drunk man stumbled about"
bumble, stutter, stammer, falterverb
"The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room"
To waver or be unsteady.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To sift; to cleanse. This word seems to be merely rustick or provincial.
Barley for malt must be bold, dry, sweet, and clean faltered from foulness, seeds and oats. John Mortimer, Husbandry.
Etymology: faltar, to be wanting, Spanish; vaulttur, a stammerer, Islandick, which is probably a word from the same radical.
With faltering tongue, and trembling ev’ry vein,
Tell on, quoth she. Fairy Queen, b. i.
The pale assistants on each other star’d,
With gaping mouths for issuing words prepar’d;
The still-born sounds upon the palate hung,
And dy’d imperfect on the falt’ring tongue. Dryden.
He changes, gods! and falters at the question:
His fears, his words, his looks declare him guilty. Smith.
This earth shall have a feeling; and these stones
Prove armed soldiers, ere her native king
Shall falter under foul rebellious arms. William Shakespeare, Richard II.
How far ideots are concerned in the want or weakness of any or all faculties, an exact observation of their several ways of faltering would discover. John Locke.
Falter (English: Butterfly) is a weekly Austrian news magazine published in Vienna.
Falter is a verb that generally means to lose strength, momentum, confidence or function, or to move or act in an unsteady or hesitant manner. It can also refer to a person's voice or speech when it becomes unsteady or stammering due to nervousness or emotion. In the broader sense, it refers to any hesitancy, wavering, or inconsistency in action, performance, or progress.
to thrash in the chaff; also, to cleanse or sift, as barley
to hesitate; to speak brokenly or weakly; to stammer; as, his tongue falters
to tremble; to totter; to be unsteady
to hesitate in purpose or action
to fail in distinctness or regularity of exercise; -- said of the mind or of thought
to utter with hesitation, or in a broken, trembling, or weak manner
hesitation; trembling; feebleness; an uncertain or broken sound; as, a slight falter in her voice
Etymology: [See Falter, v. i.]
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
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.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Falter is ranked #20227 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Falter surname appeared 1,317 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Falter.
93.9% or 1,237 total occurrences were White.
3.4% or 45 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.1% or 15 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.5% or 7 total occurrences were Black.
0.5% or 7 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.4% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of falter in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of falter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.
We shall not fail or falter we shall not weaken or tire...Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
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.
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.
To be a saint is the exception to be upright is the rule. Err, falter, sin, but be upright. To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. Sin is a gravitation.
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