American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The sensation of dizziness.
- n. An instance of such a sensation.
- n. A confused, disoriented state of mind.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Dizziness; giddiness; a condition in which the individual or the objects around him appear to be whirling about. It is called
subjective vertigowhen the patient seems to himself to be turning, and objective vertigo when it is the surrounding objects that appear to move.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] In conchology, a genus of pulmonates, typical of the family Vertiginidæ.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) 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. (Zoöl.) 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.
- n. a reeling sensation; a feeling that you are about to fall
- From Latin vertīgō. (Wiktionary)
- 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)
“Further, my vertigo is at a point where the highs and the lows are varying a lot.”
“My grandma is bringing my grandpa's walking stick over for me, because we have reached the point in vertigo treatment where my current treatment will in no way get messed up if I use a cane.”
“One of the things I have worried about with this stupid vertigo is that someone I care about will interpret my behavior as not caring about them when it's really that I can't do something because of the vertigo, or else that the price of doing that thing would be so immensely high as to be not really worth it.”
“A couple days ago a friend asked a question that seemed like it might have more broad application than just the social situation he was mentioning, so I thought I would put it and my answer here: what he wanted to know was whether I am okay accepting help from people outside my immediate family in order to be able to do stuff while the stupid vertigo is still around.”
“And it's not like the vertigo is something you actively chose specifically so you could get on people's nerves, for chrissakes.”
“Being unable to do something due to the vertigo is not the same as not wanting to do something.”
“I am still sick, and my vertigo is still travel-whomped, so my big NYE plans involve a desperate hope for hot and sour soup, on the theory that it is good for congestion and will be strongly flavored enough to help cut through the vertigo-plus-cold appetite woes. markgritter is also sick.”
“It really sucks that the vertigo is still a problem.”
“I don't know how much or how long the increased vertigo is going to interfere with the rest of the season's plans.”
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