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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say emergency in sign language?

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. Josh Hawley:

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Capitol Hill Saturday. The current draft legislation, rolled out by the Senate GOP andobtained by Fox News on Thursday, would provide payments of up to $ 1,200 per person. They would be phased down at adjusted gross income thresholds of $ 75,000 for individuals and $ 150,000 per couple. Additionally, there would be $ 500 payments for each child. The amount, though, is slated to then be reduced by $ 5 for each $ 100 a taxpayers income exceeds the legislations threshold. The amount is reduced to zero for single taxpayers with incomes exceeding $ 99,000 and $ 198,000 for joint filers. The legislation also outlined $ 300 billion for small businesses to keep furloughed and laid-off workers on the payroll and $ 208 billion in loans to airlines and other industries. Some Republicans have objected to certain measures outlined in the bill, and most Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have sounded the alarm saying the measure does not go far enough in protecting American families, and is too focused on corporations. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., introduced an amendment to McConnells plan on Saturday, which aimed to expand relief forlow-income and middle-income Americans.Hawleys plan lowers the threshold for Americans to qualify for the $ 1,200 relief. In order to qualify, under Josh Hawley amendment, an individual must be a U.S. citizen with a Social Security number. Under McConnells plan, an individual must file taxes and have an income greater than $ 0 in order to qualify, which Josh Hawley says leaves behind Americans who are disabled, or living in public housing that dont file taxes due to not having any true income of their own. During this emergency our focus should be on helping every American who needs it, including especially our most vulnerable citizens, excluding or penalizing families with lower incomes doesnt make sense. Congress should prioritize lower-income and middle-class families through this crisis. Meanwhile, White House Legislative Affairs Director Eric Ueland declined to share specific details Capitol Hill Saturday on whether all GOP senators were on board with the ongoing discussions over the stimulus package.

  2. Karen Momsen-Evers:

    Karen Momsen-Evers waited until airborne and reached out to another flight attendant. I begged Karen Momsen-Evers, I said I'm sure someone can make an emergency phone call, says Karen Momsen-Evers but the other crew member told Karen Momsen-Evers nothing could be done.I just wanted someone to go and try to save him.

  3. John Davis:

    It’s not something we can just react to, ….one of the biggest plans that we want to make sure that we have are supplies to support the collection in the event of a power outage or if the roads were challenging to get in supplies and to have a well-rounded emergency response team.

  4. Jessica Vaughan:

    Basically, Ms. Martin followed standard operating procedures for an emergency situation in the area by addressing the staff, suspending programs and sending everyone home early – it’s what thousands of supervisors around San Bernardino must have been doing that day.

  5. Le Drian:

    It is an emergency. Tunisia is nearby, Egypt is nearby, Algeria is directly concerned, Niger, Chad ... these countries need to be able to organise a forum with the support of international organisations and the United Nations.

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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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