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Princeton's WordNet

  1. faint, swoon, syncope, deliquiumverb

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

  2. faint, conk, swoon, pass outverb

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


  1. swoonnoun

    A faint.

  2. swoonnoun

    An infatuation

  3. swoonverb

    to faint, to lose consciousness

  4. swoonverb

    to be overwhelmed by emotion (especially infatuation)

  5. Etymology: From swownen, swonen, and aswoune, both ultimately from geswogen, past participle of swogan (compare aswogan), from swōganan, from swāghe-. Cognate with swogen, zwoegen, dialectal søgja. More at sough.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Swoonnoun

    A lipothymy; a fainting fit.

    Etymology: from the verb.

  2. To Swoonverb

    To suffer a suspension of thought and sensation; to faint.

    Etymology: aswunan , Saxon.

    So play the foolish throngs with one that swoons;
    Come all to help him, and so stop the air
    By which he should revive. William Shakespeare.

    If thou stand’st not i’ th’ state of hanging, or of some death more long in spectatorship, and crueler in suffering, behold now presently, and swoon for what’s to come upon thee. William Shakespeare.

    We see the great and sudden effect of smells in fetching men again, when they swoon. Francis Bacon.

    The most in years swoon’d first away for pain;
    Then, scarce recover’d, spoke. Dryden.

    The woman finds it all a trick,
    That he could swoon when she was sick;
    And knows that in that grief he reckon’d
    On black-ey’d Susan for his second. Matthew Prior.

    There appeared such an ecstacy in his action, that he seemed ready to swoon away in the surprize of joy. Tatler.


  1. Swoon

    Swoon is a song by The Chemical Brothers, released as the first official single from their 2010 album Further. The song was played on a few occasions by The Chemical Brothers prior to its release in their DJ sets. On 6 May 2010, an official video of the radio edit was uploaded on Parlophone's official YouTube page for the single. The radio edit of Swoon was released as a digital download on iTunes on 9 May 2010. The song entered at number 100 in the UK Singles Chart, the lowest chart position the band has had to date, until it re-entered the charts shortly after at number 88 and again at number 85. Before the song appeared on Further, it appeared on a free CD which came in The Times newspaper; on 16 May 2010. The untitled CD is often called simply The Chemical Brothers – however, only the radio edit was featured. The Boys Noize remix of "Swoon" featured on the soundtrack of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012.


  1. swoon

    To swoon is to faint from extreme emotion, typically it refers to a state of extreme happiness or excitement. It is often used to describe a strong emotional response such as infatuation or admiration. Furthermore, in a broader sense, it can also be used to describe a state of ecstasy, spellbound or rapture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swoonverb

    to sink into a fainting fit, in which there is an apparent suspension of the vital functions and mental powers; to faint; -- often with away

  2. Swoonnoun

    a fainting fit; syncope

  3. Etymology: [OE. swounen, swoghenen, for swonien, fr. swoen to sigh deeply, to droop, AS. swgan to sough, sigh; cf. geswgen senseless, swooned, geswwung a swooning. Cf. Sough.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Swoon

    swōōn, v.i. to faint: to fall into a fainting-fit.—n. the act of swooning: a fainting-fit.—Swoond′ed, obsolete pa.t. and pa.p. of swoon.—n. Swoon′ing.—adv. Swoon′ingly, [M. E. swounen, swoghenen—A.S. swógan, to resound.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swoon in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swoon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of swoon in a Sentence

  1. Ihor Dusaniwsky:

    We are seeing short sellers hold and build their positions in the hopes of making back some of their losses hoping for a year-end swoon in Tesla’s stock price, by the beginning of 2021 we should be able to see whether it’s the Tesla longs or Tesla shorts that are on Santa’s naughty or nice lists.

  2. Robert Daly:

    They're not simply going to swoon over whichever country, Ambassador Guajardo know, offers them more money or more PPE, i just think that's a gross misread and we're way beyond that. These countries have complex interests and complex understandings of geopolitics.

  3. John Praveen:

    I think of (tech's recent swoon) as profit-taking rather than driven by change in the fundamental factors, the fundamentals are still positive for the sector.

  4. Dan Gelber:

    When Marco Rubio speaks, young women swoon, old women faint and toilets flush themselves, this guy is really good. Marco is instinctive. He is also very, very disciplined.

  5. Charles 'Mr. Go Hard' Scott:

    The way I move about a room will make a BROOM gasp and swoon

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