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

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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. Harman Singh Sidhu:

    A national emergency service will certainly will certainly reduce response time for emergency situations and help save lives, but only to a degree.

  2. Harvard University:

    The intense focus by politicians and others on Harvard in connection with this program may undermine participation in a relief effort that Congress created and the President signed into law for the purpose of helping students and institutions whose financial challenges in the coming months may be most severe, as a result of this, and the evolving guidance being issued around use of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, Harvard University has decided not to seek or accept the funds allocated to it by statute.

  3. Vincenzo Longo:

    I can't rule out that, at Wednesday's meeting, governors may decide to stop Emergency Liquidity Assistance for Greek banks to put pressure (on Greece) to reach a deal.

  4. Patrice Harris:

    If the symptoms don't get better or they worsen you should call your health care provider, the urgent care or the emergency department, and if the shortness of breath is severe, immediately call 911.

  5. Dror Ladin:

    The Constitution assigns Congress the power of the purse, and no prior president has ever tried to use emergency powers to fund a chosen project -- particularly a permanent, large-scale domestic project such as this -- against congressional will. This is obviously improper.

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Translations for emergency

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  • حالة طوارئ, طوارئ, حالة الطوارئArabic
  • спешен случайBulgarian
  • urgència, emergènciaCatalan, Valencian
  • nouze, pohotovost, nouzová situaceCzech
  • Notfall, Notlage, NotstandGerman
  • έκτακτη ανάγκηGreek
  • emergencia, urgenciaSpanish
  • teho-osasto, hätätilanne, hätäFinnish
  • crise, urgence, urgencesFrench
  • èiginnScottish Gaelic
  • emerxencia, urxenciaGalician
  • שעת חירוםHebrew
  • emergenzaItalian
  • 緊急事態, 非常時Japanese
  • 비상 사태Korean
  • lezgînKurdish
  • noodDutch
  • urgência, emergênciaPortuguese
  • реанимация, чрезвычайное происшествие, экстренная ситуация, отделение неотложной помощи, чрезвычайное положение, неотложка, ч. п.Russian
  • akutmottagning, akut, nödSwedish
  • acil durumTurkish

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