To faint is defined as to pass out or to lose consciousness for a period of time.(verb)
An example of faint is when you see a baby being born and you pass out from the excitment, falling to the floor in the delivery room.
The definition of faint is something without strength such as a very quiet sound or a very light color.(adjective)
An example of faint is a very pale yellow painted on a wall.
See faint in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME feint < OFr, sluggish, orig. pp. of feindre: see feign
See faint in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective faint·er, faint·est
Origin: Middle English, deceitful, cowardly
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , past participle of feindre, to feign; see feign.
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