What does emergency mean?

Definitions for emergency
ɪˈmɜr dʒən siemer·gen·cy

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word emergency.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. emergency, exigency, pinch(noun)

    a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action

    "he never knew what to do in an emergency"

  2. emergency(noun)

    a state in which martial law applies

    "the governor declared a state of emergency"

  3. hand brake, emergency, emergency brake, parking brake(noun)

    a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage

Wiktionary

  1. emergency(Noun)

    A situation such as a natural or man-made disaster requiring urgent assistance.

  2. emergency(Noun)

    The department of a hospital that treats emergencies.

  3. emergency(Noun)

    The quality of being emergent; sudden or unexpected appearance; an unforeseen occurrence.

  4. emergency(Adjective)

    Related to the emergency or to the provision of assistance.

    emergency vehicles

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emergency(noun)

    sudden or unexpected appearance; an unforeseen occurrence; a sudden occasion

  2. Emergency(noun)

    an unforeseen occurrence or combination of circumstances which calls for immediate action or remedy; pressing necessity; exigency

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. emergency

    Imminent want in difficult circumstances.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'emergency' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2605

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'emergency' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2938

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'emergency' in Nouns Frequency: #1057

How to pronounce emergency?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say emergency in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of emergency in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of emergency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of emergency in a Sentence

  1. Reese McCranie:

    The area that we visited ... that leads from the Delta break room to the baggage make-up area is being locked down, it will remain an emergency exit per fire code. If anyone tries to access it, the door alarm will be activated and recorded on CCTV (closed-circuit television). The only personnel that will now have access to this door will be emergency responders (police and fire department).

  2. Mary Fallin:

    It’s the worst I’ve seen, it's been a very challenging week for all of our emergency responders and state offices because there are just so many counties that we have to cover. But we will get through this.

  3. David Weiner:

    An emergency use authorization is not usually used, and that is where you get through early studies and show its safe and youre given permission to start distributing it more widely.

  4. Neil Chatterjee:

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission continues to follow the reports on the situation at the Edenville and Sanford Dams. Our primary concern is the safety of Michigan residents, and we urge them all to continue heeding evacuation guidance by local emergency management agencies, when it is appropriate and safe to do so, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will send a staff engineer to the site to assist with the investigation. The Commission pledges to work closely with state officials and coordinate our investigatory efforts wherever possible.

  5. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont:

    As more than 4,000 people in the state have been encouraged to self-quarantine, a Queens man who drives for taxi or ride-hailing services tested positive after showing up to a St. Johns Episcopal Hospital, which prompted 40 doctors and nurses to self-quarantine, meaning the staff will have to be replaced in the meantime, ABC 14 reports. MAJOR UNIVERSITIES CLOSE CLASSROOMS AMID CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK Cuomo complained, however, that many New Yorkers are not following the self-quarantine requirements, but hesays thestate of emergency declaration will free up $ 30 millionused for testing and the purchase of protective gear for healthcare workers. The governor warned storescould lose their licenses for price gouging items like hand sanitizer, one he said was selling it for $ 80 per bottle. Cuomo, who earlier described the virus as like a flu on steroids, also emphasized that more people are dying from the fluthan dying from coronavirus. In this March 3, 2020, file photo, Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker sanitizes surfaces at the Coney Island Yard, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. ( AP) Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker referenced a New Rochelle lawyer, who commuted to work in Midtown via Metro-North before Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker fell ill and became the states second case earlier in the week. Since then, the mans wife and two of his children, a 14-year-old daughterand 20-year-old son, have tested positive, as did a neighbor who drove him to the hospital. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE The patient is believed to have contracted the virus in Westchester County and not through travel. Multiple members of The Young Israel of New Rochelle synagogue, where the man worships, have also tested positive. CORONAVIRUS CONFIRMED CASES AND FATALITIES, STATE BY STATE Cuomo said the state is reconsidering how to address the quarantine period for people in Westchester County who are quarantined after coming in contact with people who have tested positive, to apply to their last contact with other people. The quarantine period is typically 14 days after last contact. WHAT STATES HAVE DECLARED CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCIES ? Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced a second New York state resident who works in the state testing positive for the virus. This most recent case of another New York resident who works in Connecticut testing positive for COVID-19 shows us what we already know coronavirus is here and viruses dont stop at state borders.

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Translations for emergency

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  • حالة الطوارئ, طوارئ, حالة طوارئArabic
  • спешен случайBulgarian
  • emergència, urgènciaCatalan, Valencian
  • nouze, pohotovost, nouzová situaceCzech
  • Notstand, Notlage, NotfallGerman
  • έκτακτη ανάγκηGreek
  • emergencia, urgenciaSpanish
  • hätä, teho-osasto, hätätilanneFinnish
  • urgence, crise, urgencesFrench
  • èiginnScottish Gaelic
  • emerxencia, urxenciaGalician
  • שעת חירוםHebrew
  • emergenzaItalian
  • 緊急事態, 非常時Japanese
  • 비상 사태Korean
  • lezgînKurdish
  • noodDutch
  • emergência, urgênciaPortuguese
  • ч. п., неотложка, чрезвычайное положение, отделение неотложной помощи, чрезвычайное происшествие, экстренная ситуация, реанимацияRussian
  • akut, akutmottagning, nödSwedish
  • acil durumTurkish

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