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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feintverb

    any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)

  2. feintverb

    deceive by a mock action

    "The midfielder feinted to shoot"

Wiktionary

  1. feintnoun

    A movement made to confuse the opponent, a dummy

  2. feintnoun

    That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a pretense; a stratagem; a fetch.

  3. feintnoun

    An offensive movement resembling an attack in all but its continuance

  4. feintnoun

    The narrowest rule used in the production of lined writing paper (C19: Variant of FAINT)

  5. feintverb

    To make a feint, or mock attack.

  6. feintadjective

    Feigned; counterfeit.

  7. feintadjective

    (of an attack) directed toward a different part from the intended strike

  8. Etymology: feint, from feindre ("to feign")

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Feintnoun

    Etymology: feint, French.

    Courtly’s letter is but a feint to get off. Spectator, №. 286.

    But, in the breast encamp’d, prepares
    For well-bred feints and future wars. Matthew Prior.

  2. Feintparticipial adj.

    Etymology: from feign, for feigned; or feint, Fr.

    The mind by degrees loses its natural relish of real, solid truth, and is reconciled insensibly to any thing that can be but dressed up into any feint appearance of it. John Locke.

Wikipedia

  1. Feint

    Feint is a French term that entered English via the discipline of swordsmanship and fencing. Feints are maneuvers designed to distract or mislead, done by giving the impression that a certain maneuver will take place, while in fact another, or even none, will. In military tactics and many types of combat, there are two types of feints: feint attacks and feint retreats.

ChatGPT

  1. feint

    A feint is a deceptive or pretended move or action aimed at distracting or misleading an adversary, often in a competitive or combat situation. It can also refer to a deceptive appearance or false front. Furthermore, in sports like basketball or boxing, a feint is used to trick an opponent into reacting in a certain way to gain advantage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Feintadjective

    feigned; counterfeit

  2. Feintadjective

    that which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a pretense; a stratagem; a fetch

  3. Feintadjective

    a mock blow or attack on one part when another part is intended to be struck; -- said of certain movements in fencing, boxing, war, etc

  4. Feintverb

    to make a feint, or mock attack

  5. Etymology: [F. feinte, fr. feint. See Feint, a.]

Wikidata

  1. Feint

    Feint is a French term that entered English via the discipline of swordsmanship and fencing. Feints are maneuvers designed to distract or mislead, done by giving the impression that a certain maneuver will take place, while in fact another, or even none, will. In military tactics and many types of combat, there are two types of feints: feint attacks and feint retreats.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Feint

    fānt, n. a false appearance: a pretence: a mock-assault: a deceptive movement in fencing, boxing, &c.—v.i. to make a feint. [Fr., see above.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. feint

    In military deception, an offensive action involving contact with the adversary conducted for the purpose of deceiving the adversary as to the location and/or time of the actual main offensive action.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. FEINT

    A pugilist's bluff. FAINT A woman's bluff.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. feint

    A mock assault, generally made to conceal a true one.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. feint

    In military or naval matters, a mock attack or assault, usually made to throw an enemy off his guard against some real design upon his position.

  2. feint

    In fencing, a seeming aim at one part when another is intended to be struck.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of feint in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of feint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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