faint

faint1 [ feınt ] adjective **
1. ) a faint sight, sound, smell, or taste is not strong or clear:
He could see the faint glow of a lamp through the curtains.
His voice was so faint as to be almost inaudible.
the faint scent of woodsmoke
a ) used about memories and feelings:
Her memories of her father were very faint.
b ) used about the expression on someone's face:
She shrugged, forcing a faint smile.
2. ) a faint hope or possibility is very slight:
He looked around the room in the faint hope that Sam might suddenly appear.
3. ) feeling that you are going to become unconscious:
Dan suddenly felt faint.
╾ faint|ness noun uncount
faint
faint 2 [ feınt ] verb intransitive *
to suddenly become unconscious for a short time, and usually fall to the ground:
Many people in the crowd fainted in the heat.
faint
faint 3 [ feınt ] noun count
a short time during which someone is unconscious, after having fainted

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Faint — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Faint» Sencillo de Linkin Park del álbum Meteora Publicación 1 de julio de 2003 Formato CD …   Wikipedia Español

  • Faint — (f[=a]nt), a. [Compar. {Fainter} ( [ e]r); superl. {Faintest}.] [OE. feint, faint, false, faint, F. feint, p. p. of feindre to feign, suppose, hesitate. See {Feign}, and cf. {Feint}.] 1. Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • faint — faint·ing·ly; faint·ly; faint·ness; faint; faint·heart·ed·ly; faint·heart·ed·ness; …   English syllables

  • Faint — Faint, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fainted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fainting}.] 1. 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • faint — [adj1] having little effect on senses aside, bated, bland, bleached, blurred, breathless, deadened, deep, delicate, dim, distant, dull, dusty, faded, faltering, far off, feeble, gentle, hazy, hoarse, hushed, ill defined, imperceptible, inaudible …   New thesaurus

  • Faint — Faint, n. The act of fainting, or the state of one who has fainted; a swoon. [R.] See {Fainting}, n. [1913 Webster] The saint, Who propped the Virgin in her faint. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Faint — Faint, v. t. To cause to faint or become dispirited; to depress; to weaken. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] It faints me to think what follows. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Faint — Faint: Faint  песня группы Linkin Park. The Faint  американская инди рок группа. Список зна …   Википедия

  • faint — faint, feint Both words come from the same Old French root feindre ‘to feign’. Faint is used as an adjective meaning ‘indistinct, pale’ or ‘feeling dizzy’, as a noun meaning ‘a loss of consciousness’, and as a verb meaning ‘to lose consciousness’ …   Modern English usage

  • faint — [fānt] adj. [ME feint < OFr, sluggish, orig. pp. of feindre: see FEIGN] 1. without strength; weak; feeble 2. without courage or hope; timid 3. done without strength, vigor, or enthusiasm; halfhearted 4. feeling weak and dizzy, as if about to… …   English World dictionary

  • Faint — may refer to: * Syncope (medicine), a medical term for fainting * Faint (song), a song by Linkin park * Feint, a maneuver designed to distract or mislead * Feint (song), a song by Epica …   Wikipedia

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