Definitions for Emergencyɪˈmɜr dʒən si
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
e•mer•gen•cyɪˈmɜr dʒən si(n.; adj.)(pl.)-cies
(n.)a sudden, urgent, usu. unexpected occurrence requiring immediate action.
a situation requiring help or relief, usu. created by an unexpected event:
a weather emergency.
(adj.)required or used in an emergency:
Origin of emergency:
1625–35; < ML ēmergentia
emergency, exigency, pinch(noun)
a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
"he never knew what to do in an emergency"
a state in which martial law applies
"the governor declared a state of emergency"
hand brake, emergency, emergency brake, parking brake(noun)
a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
emergency(noun)ɪˈmɜr dʒən si
a dangerous or very difficult situation
It's important to remain calm in an emergency.; emergency medicine/surgery
A situation such as a natural or man-made disaster requiring urgent assistance.
The department of a hospital that treats emergencies.
The quality of being emergent; sudden or unexpected appearance; an unforeseen occurrence.
Related to the emergency or to the provision of assistance.
sudden or unexpected appearance; an unforeseen occurrence; a sudden occasion
an unforeseen occurrence or combination of circumstances which calls for immediate action or remedy; pressing necessity; exigency
Emergency! is an American television series that combines the medical drama and action-adventure genres. It was produced by Mark VII Limited and distributed by Universal Studios. It debuted as a midseason replacement on January 15, 1972, on NBC, replacing the two short-lived series The Partners and The Good Life, and ran until May 28, 1977, with six additional two-hour television films during the following two years. Emergency! was created and produced by Jack Webb and Robert A. Cinader, both of whom were also responsible for the police dramas Adam-12 and Dragnet. Nearly 30 years after Emergency! debuted, the Smithsonian Institution accepted Emergency! memorabilia into its National History Museum, public-service section, including their helmets, turnouts, biophone, and defibrillator.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Emergency' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2605
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Emergency' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2938
Rank popularity for the word 'Emergency' in Nouns Frequency: #1057
Translations for Emergency
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an unexpected, especially dangerous happening or situation
Call the doctor; – it's an emergency; You must save some money for emergencies; (also adjective) an emergency exit.
- طارِئ، حالَةٌ طارِئَهArabic
- спешен случайBulgarian
- emergênciaPortuguese (BR)
- naléhavý případ; nouzovýCzech
- der NotfallGerman
- nødsituation; nødstilfælde; nød-Danish
- έκτακτη ανάγκη, επείγον περιστατικό, επείγων)Greek
- اضطراری؛ شرایط ناگهانیFarsi
- cas urgent/imprévu; de secoursFrench
- nenadan događajCroatian
- szükségállapot, vészhelyzetHungarian
- keadaan daruratIndonesian
- emergenza; di sicurezzaItalian
- 긴급, 비상Korean
- kritiška padėtis, nenumatytas atvejis, avarija; atsarginisLithuanian
- rezerves izejaLatvian
- krisesituasjon, nødstilfelleNorwegian
- nagły wypadekPolish
- اضطراری؛ شرایط ناگهانیPersian
- يړنۍ پېښه يا حال داسى پېښه چه سمد لاسه مخنيوى غواړى: اضطر ارى حالتPashto
- (caz de) pericol/urgenţăRomanian
- критическое положение; крайняя необходимостьRussian
- súrny, naliehavý prípad; núdzovýSlovak
- sila, nuja; zasilni izhodSlovenian
- acil durumTurkish
- 突發事件，緊急情況Chinese (Trad.)
- критичне становище; надзвичайний станUkrainian
- اچانک خطرے کی حالتUrdu
- tình trạng khẩn cấpVietnamese
- 突然事件，紧急情况Chinese (Simp.)
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