- faint used 41 times.
- fainted used 12 times.
- faintest used once.
- fainteth used 4 times.
- faintness used once.
- First Reference: Psalms 84:2
- Last Reference: Isaiah 40:28
- 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: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
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.]
FAINTHEARTED, adjective Cowardly; timorous; dejected; easily depressed, or yielding to fear.
Fear not, neither be fainthearted Isaiah 7:4.
FAINTHEARTEDLY, adverb In a cowardly manner.
FAINTHEARTEDNESS, noun Cowardice; timorousness; want of courage.
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.
FA'INTISH, adjective Slightly faint.
FA'INTISHNESS, noun A slight degree of faintness.
FA'INTLING, adjective Timorous; feeble-minded. [Not used.]
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.
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.
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.
FA'INTY, adjective weak; feeble; languid.