What does ambulance mean?

Definitions for ambulance
ˈæm byə lənsam·bu·lance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ambulance(noun)

    a vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals

Wiktionary

  1. ambulance(Noun)

    An emergency vehicle that transports sick or injured people to a hospital.

    Etymology: From ambulance, from ambulant, from ambulare.

  2. ambulance(Noun)

    A mobile field hospital.

    Etymology: From ambulance, from ambulant, from ambulare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ambulance(noun)

    a field hospital, so organized as to follow an army in its movements, and intended to succor the wounded as soon as possible. Often used adjectively; as, an ambulance wagon; ambulance stretcher; ambulance corps

    Etymology: [F. ambulance, hpital ambulant, fr. L. ambulare to walk. See Amble.]

  2. Ambulance(noun)

    an ambulance wagon or cart for conveying the wounded from the field, or to a hospital

    Etymology: [F. ambulance, hpital ambulant, fr. L. ambulare to walk. See Amble.]

Freebase

  1. Ambulance

    An ambulance is a vehicle for transportation of sick or injured people to, from or between places of treatment for an illness or injury, and in some instances will also provide out of hospital medical care to the patient. The word is often associated with road going emergency ambulances which form part of an emergency medical service, administering emergency care to those with acute medical problems. The term ambulance does, however, extend to a wider range of vehicles other than those with flashing warning lights and sirens. The term also includes a large number of non-urgent ambulances which are for transport of patients without an urgent acute condition and a wide range of urgent and non-urgent vehicles including trucks, vans, bicycles, motorbikes, station wagons, buses, helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, boats, and even hospital ships. The term ambulance comes from the Latin word ambulare, meaning to walk or move about which is a reference to early medical care where patients were moved by lifting or wheeling. The word originally meant a moving hospital, which follows an army in its movements. During the American Civil War vehicles for conveying the wounded off the field of battle were called ambulance wagons. Field hospitals were still called ambulances during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and in the Serbo-Turkish war of 1876 even though the wagons were first referred to as ambulances about 1854 during the Crimean War.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ambulance

    am′būl-ans, n. a carriage which follows an army and serves as a movable hospital for the wounded—also used as an adj., as in ambulance wagon.—n. Ambulan′cier, a man attached to an ambulance.—adj. Am′bulant, walking: moving from place to place: (rare) unfixed.—v.t. and v.i. Am′bulate (rare), to walk.—p.adj. Am′bulating.—n. Ambulā′tion.—adj. Am′bulatory, having the power or faculty of walking: moving from place to place, not stationary: mutable.—n. any part of a building intended for walking in, as the aisles of a church, or the cloisters of a monastery: any kind of corridor. [Fr.—L. ambulans, -antis, pr.p. of ambulāre, to walk about.]

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ambulance' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4073

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ambulance' in Nouns Frequency: #1979

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How to say ambulance in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ambulance in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ambulance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of ambulance in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Durazo:

    The one product that’s always on trend to put cruisers’ minds at ease is travel insurance, a big misconception we found in our survey was that many Americans (59.2 percent) believe their cruise line would be equipped to handle serious medical emergencies when in actuality, cruise lines often require passengers to be transported to the closest medical facility for treatment. Often local medical facilities may not be equipped to handle major medical problems and some cruisers may need to be evacuated by air ambulance to the U.S. for treatment.

  2. Jennifer Stepp:

    While you're waiting for the ambulance the person you're worried about is not getting enough oxygen, seconds count.

  3. Officer Christopher Smelser:

    Valenzuela was continually struggling to get away, once on the ground, during this struggle, Officer Smelser applied a vascular neck restraint technique to gain control, it is police policy that after any use of force, fire and ambulance are called upon to provide medical care, if necessary. Mr. Valenzuela was observed as non-responsive, EMS technicians attempted life-saving measures which were not successful.

  4. Derrik Ryan:

    Hillsborough County Fire employees would never talk to someone about how expensive an ambulance ride is, that's an absolute lie.

  5. Marcus Nash:

    I don’t know what I would have done, i would have been waiting for the ambulance to come with a whole baby in my hand.

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