from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The sensation of dizziness.
- n. An instance of such a sensation.
- n. A confused, disoriented state of mind.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sensation of whirling and loss of balance, caused by looking down from a great height or by disease affecting the inner ear.
- n. A disordered or imbalanced state of mind or things analogous to physical vertigo; mental giddiness or dizziness.
- n. The act of whirling round and round; rapid rotation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Dizziness or swimming of the head; an affection of the head in which objects, though stationary, appear to move in various directions, and the person affected finds it difficult to maintain an erect posture; giddiness.
- n. Any one of numerous species of small land snails belonging to the genus Vertigo, having an elongated or conical spiral shell and usually teeth in the aperture.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Dizziness; giddiness; a condition in which the individual or the objects around him appear to be whirling about.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] In conchology, a genus of pulmonates, typical of the family Vertiginidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall
Middle English, from Latin vertīgō, from vertere, to turn; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin vertīgō. (Wiktionary)