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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 faint /ˈfent/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 faint /ˈfent/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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, n.
    Hearing the honor intended her, she fainted away.   --Guardian.
    If I send them away fasting . . . they will faint by the way.   --Mark viii. 8.
 2. To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent.
    If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.   --Prov. xxiv. 10.
 3. To decay; to disappear; to vanish.
    Gilded clouds, while we gaze upon them, faint before the eye.   --Pope.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Faint a. [Compar. Fainter superl. Faintest.]
 1. Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst.
 2. Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed; as, Faint heart ne'er won fair lady.”
 3. Lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible; weak; as, a faint color, or sound.
 4. Performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance.
    The faint prosecution of the war.   --Sir J. Davies.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Faint, n. The act of fainting, or the state of one who has fainted; a swoon. [R.] See Fainting, n.
 The saint,
 Who propped the Virgin in her faint.   --Sir W. Scott.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Faint v. t. To cause to faint or become dispirited; to depress; to weaken. [Obs.]
    It faints me to think what follows.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or
             loudness etc; "a faint outline"; "the wan sun cast
             faint shadows"; "the faint light of a distant candle";
             "faint colors"; "a faint hissing sound"; "a faint
      2: lacking clarity or distinctness; "a dim figure in the
         distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures
         in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through
         the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood" [syn: dim,
          shadowy, vague, wispy]
      3: lacking strength or vigor; "damning with faint praise";
         "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice"
         [syn: feeble]
      4: weak and likely to lose consciousness; "suddenly felt faint
         from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger"; "felt
         light in the head"; "a swooning fit"; "light-headed with
         wine"; "light-headed from lack of sleep" [syn: light, swooning,
          light-headed, lightheaded]
      5: indistinctly understood or felt or perceived; "a faint clue
         to the origin of the mystery"; "haven't the faintest idea"
      6: lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart
         ne'er won fair lady" [syn: fainthearted, timid]
      n : a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient
          blood to the brain [syn: swoon, syncope, deliquium]
      v : pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due
          to a loss of blood supply to the brain [syn: conk, swoon,
           pass out]