from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A feeling of sickness in the stomach characterized by an urge to vomit. See Usage Note at nauseous.
- n. Strong aversion; disgust.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A feeling of physical unwellness, usually with the desire to vomit.
- n. Strong dislike or disgust.
- n. seasickness
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Seasickness; hence, any similar sickness of the stomach accompanied with a propensity to vomit; qualm; squeamishness of the stomach; loathing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Seasickness; hence, any sensation of impending vomiting; qualm.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state that precedes vomiting
- n. disgust so strong it makes you feel sick
Middle English, from Latin, from Greek nautiā, nausiē, seasickness, from nautēs, sailor, from naus, ship; see nāu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)