Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (superl.) Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst.
2. (superl.) Wanting in courage, spirit, or energy; timorous; cowardly; dejected; depressed; as, Faint heart ne'er won fair lady.
3. (superl.) Lacking distinctness; hardly perceptible; striking the senses feebly; not bright, or loud, or sharp, or forcible; weak; as, a faint color, or sound.
4. (superl.) Performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance.
5. (n.) The act of fainting, or the state of one who has fainted; a swoon. [R.] See Fainting, n.
6. (v. i.) 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.
7. (n.) To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent.
8. (n.) To decay; to disappear; to vanish.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaFAINT
fant (`ayeph, `uph, ya`aph, `alaph, aTaph, dawway, yaghea`, macac, rakhakh, paghar, kahah; ekluo, ekkakeo, kamno): The Hebrew vocabulary for the depressing physical conditions and mental emotions which are rendered in the King James Version by the English words "faint," "fainthess," and other compounds of that stem, is, as will be seen above, wide and varied in derivation. The 11 Hebrew and 3 Greek words and their derivatives are used in 62 passages in the King James Version to express these conditions.
Greek674. apopsucho -- to leave off breathing, ie faint
... to leave off breathing, ie faint. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: apopsucho
Phonetic Spelling: (ap-ops-oo'-kho) Short Definition: I faint, breathe out life ...
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1573. ekkakeo -- faint, be weary.
1590. ekluo -- to loose, release, to grow weary
3642. oligopsuchos -- fainthearted
2577. kamno -- to be weary
644. aposkiasma -- a shadow
Strong's Hebrew1739. daveh -- faint, unwell
... 1738, 1739. daveh. 1740 . faint, unwell. Transliteration: daveh Phonetic
Spelling: (daw-veh') Short Definition: faint. Word Origin ...
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1742. davvay -- faint
5848c. ataph -- to be feeble or faint
5889. ayeph -- faint, weary
3287. yaeph -- weary, faint
3286. yaeph -- to be weary, faint
3856. lahah -- to languish, faint
6296. pagar -- to be exhausted or faint
3544. keheh -- dim, dull, faint
3543. kahah -- to be or grow dim or faint
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ThesaurusFaint (76 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (superl.) Lacking strength; weak; languid; inclined
to swoon; as, faint with fatigue, hunger, or thirst. ...
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Faint-hearted (7 Occurrences)
Fainthearted (7 Occurrences)
Exhausted (26 Occurrences)
Besor (3 Occurrences)
Lose (59 Occurrences)
Dismayed (69 Occurrences)
Weary (77 Occurrences)
Zalmun'na (8 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceFaint (76 Occurrences)
Matthew 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
Matthew 15:32 Jesus summoned his disciples and said, "I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away fasting, or they might faint on the way."
Mark 8:3 If I send them away fasting to their home, they will faint on the way, for some of them have come a long way."
Luke 18:1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we don't faint.
2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we don't faint, but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day.
Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Ephesians 3:13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
2 Thessalonians 3:13 But ye, brethren, do not faint in well-doing.
Hebrews 12:3 For consider him who has endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, that you don't grow weary, fainting in your souls.
Hebrews 12:5 and you have forgotten the exhortation which reasons with you as with children, "My son, don't take lightly the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are reproved by him;
Genesis 25:29 And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:
Genesis 25:30 And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.
Leviticus 13:39 then the priest shall examine them; and behold, if the bright spots on the skin of their body are a dull white, it is a harmless rash, it has broken out in the skin; he is clean.
Deuteronomy 20:3 and shall tell them, "Hear, Israel, you draw near this day to battle against your enemies: don't let your heart faint; don't be afraid, nor tremble, neither be scared of them;
Deuteronomy 20:8 The officers shall speak further to the people, and they shall say, "What man is there who is fearful and fainthearted? Let him go and return to his house, lest his brother's heart melt as his heart."
Deuteronomy 25:18 how he met you by the way, and struck the hindmost of you, all who were feeble behind you, when you were faint and weary; and he didn't fear God.
Joshua 2:9 And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.
Joshua 2:24 And they said unto Joshua, Truly the LORD hath delivered into our hands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the country do faint because of us.
Judges 8:4 Gideon came to the Jordan, and passed over, he, and the three hundred men who were with him, faint, yet pursuing.
Judges 8:5 He said to the men of Succoth, "Please give loaves of bread to the people who follow me; for they are faint, and I am pursuing after Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian."
Judges 8:15 And he came to the men of Succoth, and said, "Behold Zebah and Zalmun'na, about whom you taunted me, saying, 'Are Zebah and Zalmun'na already in your hand, that we should give bread to your men who are faint?'"
1 Samuel 14:28 Then one of the people answered, and said, "Your father directly commanded the people with an oath, saying,'Cursed is the man who eats food this day.'" The people were faint.
1 Samuel 14:31 They struck of the Philistines that day from Michmash to Aijalon. The people were very faint;
1 Samuel 30:10 But David pursued, he and four hundred men; for two hundred stayed behind, who were so faint that they couldn't go over the brook Besor.
1 Samuel 30:21 David came to the two hundred men, who were so faint that they could not follow David, whom also they had made to stay at the brook Besor; and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people who were with him. When David came near to the people, he greeted them.
2 Samuel 16:2 The king said to Ziba, What do you mean by these? Ziba said, The donkeys are for the king's household to ride on; and the bread and summer fruit for the young men to eat; and the wine, that such as are faint in the wilderness may drink.
2 Samuel 17:29 and honey, and butter, and sheep, and cheese of the herd, for David, and for the people that were with him, to eat: for they said, The people are hungry, and weary, and thirsty, in the wilderness.
2 Samuel 21:15 The Philistines had war again with Israel; and David went down, and his servants with him, and fought against the Philistines. David grew faint;
Job 4:5 But now it is come to you, and you faint. It touches you, and you are troubled.
Job 6:14 "To him who is ready to faint, kindness should be shown from his friend; even to him who forsakes the fear of the Almighty.
Job 23:16 For God has made my heart faint. The Almighty has terrified me.
Job 26:14 Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways. How small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?"
Psalms 6:2 Have mercy on me, Yahweh, for I am faint. Yahweh, heal me, for my bones are troubled.
Psalms 38:8 I am faint and severely bruised. I have groaned by reason of the anguish of my heart.
Psalms 61:2 From the end of the earth will I call unto Thee, when my heart fainteth; lead me to a rock that is too high for me.
Psalms 77:3 When I think thereon, O God, I must moan; when I muse thereon, my spirit fainteth. Selah
Psalms 102:1 A Prayer of the afflicted, when he fainteth, and poureth out his complaint before the LORD. (102:2)
Psalms 142:3 When my spirit fainteth within me--Thou knowest my path--in the way wherein I walk have they hidden a snare for me.
Psalms 143:4 And my spirit fainteth within me; my heart within me is appalled.
Proverbs 24:10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
Proverbs 25:25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, So is good news from a far country.
Ecclesiastes 12:4 When the doors are shut in the street, and the sound of the crushing is low, and the voice of the bird is soft, and the daughters of music will be made low;
Song of Songs 2:5 Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples; For I am faint with love.
Song of Songs 5:8 I adjure you, daughters of Jerusalem, If you find my beloved, that you tell him that I am faint with love.
Isaiah 1:5 Why should you be beaten more, that you revolt more and more? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.
Isaiah 7:4 Tell him,'Be careful, and keep calm. Don't be afraid, neither let your heart be faint because of these two tails of smoking torches, for the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria, and of the son of Remaliah.
Isaiah 13:7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:
Isaiah 15:4 And Heshbon crieth out, and Elealeh; their voice is heard even unto Jahaz: therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud; his soul trembleth within him.
Isaiah 29:8 It will be like when a hungry man dreams, and behold, he eats; but he awakes, and his hunger isn't satisfied; or like when a thirsty man dreams, and behold, he drinks; but he awakes, and behold, he is faint, and he is still thirsty. The multitude of all the nations that fight against Mount Zion will be like that.
Isaiah 40:28 Haven't you known? Haven't you heard? The everlasting God, Yahweh, The Creator of the ends of the earth, doesn't faint. He isn't weary. His understanding is unsearchable.
Isaiah 40:29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
Isaiah 40:30 Even the youths faint and get weary, and the young men utterly fall;
Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait for Yahweh will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run, and not be weary. They will walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 42:4 He shall not faint nor be in haste, till he have set justice in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
Isaiah 44:12 The blacksmith takes an axe, works in the coals, fashions it with hammers, and works it with his strong arm. He is hungry, and his strength fails; he drinks no water, and is faint.
Isaiah 57:10 You were wearied with the length of your way; yet you didn't say,'It is in vain.' You found a reviving of your strength; therefore you weren't faint.
Isaiah 57:16 For I will not contend forever, neither will I be always angry; for the spirit would faint before me, and the souls who I have made.
Isaiah 61:3 To give them a fair head-dress in place of dust, the oil of joy in place of the clothing of grief, praise in place of sorrow; so that they may be named trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, and so that he may have glory.
Jeremiah 4:31 For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, the anguish as of her who brings forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, who gasps for breath, who spreads her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul faints before the murderers.
Jeremiah 8:18 Oh that I could comfort myself against sorrow! My heart is faint within me.
Jeremiah 15:9 She who has borne seven languishes; she has given up the spirit; her sun is gone down while it was yet day; she has been disappointed and confounded: and the residue of them will I deliver to the sword before their enemies, says Yahweh.
Jeremiah 31:25 For I have satiated the weary soul, and every sorrowful soul have I replenished.
Jeremiah 51:46 Don't let your heart faint, neither fear for the news that shall be heard in the land; for news shall come one year, and after that in another year shall come news, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.
Lamentations 1:13 From on high has he sent fire into my bones, and it prevails against them; He has spread a net for my feet, he has turned me back: He has made me desolate and faint all the day.
Lamentations 1:22 Let all their wickedness come before you; Do to them, as you have done to me for all my transgressions: For my sighs are many, and my heart is faint.
Lamentations 2:11 Mine eyes do fail with tears, mine inwards burn, my liver is poured upon the earth, for the breach of the daughter of my people; because the young children and the sucklings swoon in the broad places of the city.
Lamentations 2:12 They tell their mothers, Where is grain and wine? When they swoon as the wounded in the streets of the city, When their soul is poured out into their mothers' bosom.
Lamentations 2:19 Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the watches; Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord: Lift up your hands toward him for the life of your young children, that faint for hunger at the head of every street.
Lamentations 5:17 For this our heart is faint; For these things our eyes are dim;
Ezekiel 21:7 It shall be, when they tell you, Why do you sigh? that you shall say, Because of the news, for it comes; and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water: behold, it comes, and it shall be done, says the Lord Yahweh.
Ezekiel 21:15 I have set the point of the sword against all their gates, that their heart may faint, and their ruins be multiplied: ah! it is made bright, it is wrapped up for the slaughter.
Ezekiel 31:15 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: In the day when he went down to Sheol I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained its rivers; and the great waters were stayed; and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.
Amos 8:13 In that day the beautiful virgins and the young men will faint for thirst.
Jonah 4:8 It happened, when the sun arose, that God prepared a sultry east wind; and the sun beat on Jonah's head, so that he fainted, and requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is better for me to die than to live."
Nahum 2:10 She is empty, void, and waste. The heart melts, the knees knock together, their bodies and faces have grown pale.
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