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, pinchnoun

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

    "he never knew what to do in an emergency"

  2. emergencynoun

    a state in which martial law applies

    "the governor declared a state of emergency"

  3. hand brake, emergency, emergency brake, parking brakenoun

    a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage

Wiktionary

  1. emergencynoun

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

  2. emergencynoun

    The department of a hospital that treats emergencies.

  3. emergencynoun

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

  4. emergencyadjective

    Related to the emergency or to the provision of assistance.

    emergency vehicles

Webster Dictionary

  1. Emergencynoun

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

  2. Emergencynoun

    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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Michael Vidler:

    We are hopeful this extension will be allowed and that their application for an emergency rescue visa be granted soon.

  2. Michel Le Pechoux:

    The soil is saturated with rain and the rivers are already swollen, so the emergency is likely to get worse from flooding in the next few days.

  3. Shannon McConville:

    The undocumented rely largely on safety net service providers when they need it. Community clinics and hospital emergency departments are their main access to organized healthcare.

  4. John Shiver:

    We're looking at this from both a short- and long-term perspective, collaborating to get into the clinic quicker to provide a vaccine in response to the current emergency, and adapting our own technology to ensure production capacity of a vaccine for years to come.

  5. French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve:

    As long as we think that there is an imminent (terrorist) threat, we need the state of emergency, i hope the state of emergency will have the shortest duration possible but at the same time that it will be in place long enough to ensure the French people are protected.

Images & Illustrations of emergency

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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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