Pronunciation: (fānt),[key] —adj.,-er,-est, —v., n.
—adj. 1. lacking brightness, vividness, clearness, loudness, strength, etc.: a faint light; a faint color; a faint sound. 2. feeble or slight: faint resistance; faint praise; a faint resemblance. 3. feeling weak, dizzy, or exhausted; about to lose consciousness: faint with hunger. 4. lacking courage; cowardly; timorous: Faint heart never won fair maid. 5. Law.unfounded: a faint action.
—v.i. 1. to lose consciousness temporarily.
2. to lose brightness.
3. Archaic.to grow weak; lose spirit or courage.
—n. a temporary loss of consciousness resulting from a decreased flow of blood to the brain; a swoon: to fall into a faint.