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  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FAINT, adjective [Latin vanus, whence to vanish. Eng. to wane.]

1. weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, to be rendered faint by excessive evacuations.

2. Weak; feeble; languid; exhausted; as faint with fatigue, hunger or thirst.

3. Weak, as color; not bright or vivid; not strong; as a faint color; a faint red or blue; a faint light.

4. Feeble; weak, as sound; not loud; as a faint sound; a faint voice.

5. Imperfect; feeble; not striking; as a faint resemblance or image.

6. Cowardly; timorous. A faint heart never wins a fair lady.

7. Feeble; not vigorous; not active; as a faint resistance; a faint exertion.

8. Dejected; depressed; dispirited.

My heart is faint Lamentations 1:13.

FAINT, verb intransitive

1. To lose the animal functions; to lose strength and color, and become senseless and motionless; to swoon; sometimes with away. he fainted for loss of blood.

On hearing the honor intended her, she fainted away.

2. To become feeble; to decline or fail in strength and vigor; to be weak.

If I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way. Mark 8:3.

3. To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit.

Let not your hearts faint Deuteronomy 20:3.

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. Proverbs 24:10.

4. To decay; to disappear; to vanish.

Gilded clouds, while we gaze on them, faint before the eye.

FAINT, verb transitive To deject; to depress; to weaken. [Unusual.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FAINTHEARTED, adjective Cowardly; timorous; dejected; easily depressed, or yielding to fear.

Fear not, neither be fainthearted Isaiah 7:4.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FAINTHEARTEDLY, adverb In a cowardly manner.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FAINTHEARTEDNESS, noun Cowardice; timorousness; want of courage.

Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FA'INTING, participle present tense Falling into a swoon; failing; losing strength or courage; becoming feeble or timid.

FA'INTING, noun A temporary loss of strength, color and respiration; syncope; deliquium; leipothymy; a swoon.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FA'INTISH, adjective Slightly faint.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FA'INTISHNESS, noun A slight degree of faintness.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FA'INTLING, adjective Timorous; feeble-minded. [Not used.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FA'INTLY, adverb

1. In a feeble, languid manner; without vigor or activity; as, to attack or defend faintly

2. With a feeble flame; as, a torch burns faintly

3. With a feeble light; as, the candle burns faintly

4. With little force; as, to breathe faintly

5. Without force of representation; imperfectly; as, to describe faintly what we have seen.

6. In a low tone; with a feeble voice; as, to speak faintly

7. Without spirit or courage; timorously.

He faintly now declines the fatal strife.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. The state of being faint; loss of strength, color and respiration.

2. Feebleness; languor; want of strength.

3. Inactivity; want of vigor.

4. Feebleness, as of color or light.

5. Feebleness of representation; as faintness of description.

6. Feebleness of mind; timorousness; dejection; irresolution.

I will send a faintness into their hearts. Leviticus 26:36.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FAINTS, noun plural the gross fetid oil remaining after distillation, or a weak spirituous liquor that runs from the still in rectifying the low wines after the proof spirit is drawn off; also, the last runnings of all spirits distilled by the alembic.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FA'INTY, adjective weak; feeble; languid.