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Meaning of VERTIGO

Pronunciation:  'vurti`gow

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a reeling sensation; feeling about to fall

VERTIGO is a 7 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: dizziness, giddiness, lightheadedness
 See Also: symptom



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ver"ti*go\ (?; 277), n.; pl. E. {Vertigoes}, L.
{Vertigines}. [L., fr. vertere to turn. See {Verse}.]
1. (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.

2. (Zo["o]l.) 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

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Dizziness accompanied by the illusion of motion.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have vertigo, symbolizes gloominess and loss in domestic happiness.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Vertigo is the sensation in which a person feels that he/she is spinning or rotating (or that their surroundings are rotating around them), but the person (and their surroundings) are in fact stationary. Vertigo is often a symptom of inner ear problems that alter a person's sense of equilibrium.