Definitions for emergency
ɪˈmɜr dʒən siemer·gen·cy
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word emergency.
emergency, exigency, pinchnoun
a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
"he never knew what to do in an emergency"
a state in which martial law applies
"the governor declared a state of emergency"
hand brake, emergency, emergency brake, parking brakenoun
a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage
A situation such as a natural or man-made disaster requiring urgent assistance.
The department of a hospital that treats emergencies.
The quality of being emergent; sudden or unexpected appearance; an unforeseen occurrence.
Related to the emergency or to the provision of assistance.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from emerge.
We have read of a tyrant, who tried to prevent the emergence of murdered bodies. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. iv. c. 1.
The emergency of colours, upon coalition of the particles of such bodies, as were neither of them of the colour of that mixture whereof they are ingredients, is very well worth our attentive observation. Robert Boyle, on Colours.
The white colour of all refracted light, at its very first emergence, where it appears as white as before its incidence, is compounded of various colours. Isaac Newton, Opt.
Most of our rarities have been found out by casual emergency, and have been the works of time and chance rather than of philosophy. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps. c. 21.
In any case of emergency, he would employ the whole wealth of his empire, which he had thus amassed together in his subterraneous exchequer. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.
An emergency is an urgent, unexpected, and usually dangerous situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property, or environment and requires immediate action. Most emergencies require urgent intervention to prevent a worsening of the situation, although in some situations, mitigation may not be possible and agencies may only be able to offer palliative care for the aftermath. While some emergencies are self-evident (such as a natural disaster that threatens many lives), many smaller incidents require that an observer (or affected party) decide whether it qualifies as an emergency. The precise definition of an emergency, the agencies involved and the procedures used, vary by jurisdiction, and this is usually set by the government, whose agencies (emergency services) are responsible for emergency planning and management.
An emergency is a serious, unexpected, often dangerous situation requiring immediate action or attention. This can pertain to various scenarios including health crises, natural disasters or, urgent needs in businesses and other sectors.
sudden or unexpected appearance; an unforeseen occurrence; a sudden occasion
an unforeseen occurrence or combination of circumstances which calls for immediate action or remedy; pressing necessity; exigency
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
Imminent want in difficult circumstances.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'emergency' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2605
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'emergency' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2938
Rank popularity for the word 'emergency' in Nouns Frequency: #1057
The numerical value of emergency in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of emergency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Southwestern Louisiana could get 15-20 inches of rain from Harvey. Flash floods warnings went into effect through Thursday as areas along the coast faced tropical storm warnings. Flooding has already taken over localized streets since Sunday, The Weather Channel reported. An emergency response official in a coastal Louisiana parish said the threat of flooding from Harvey's torrential rains could be new ground for us. Harvey has been blamed for at least five confirmed deaths, including a woman killed Monday in the town of Porter, northeast of Houston, when a large oak tree dislodged by heavy rains toppled onto her trailer home. In addition, a Houston television station reported Monday that six family members were believed to have drowned when their van was swept away by floodwaters. The KHOU report was attributed to three family members the station did not identify. No bodies have been recovered. The flooding was so widespread that the levels of city waterways have either equaled or surpassed those of Tropical Storm Allison from 2001, and no major highway has been spared some overflow.The city's normally bustling business district was virtually deserted Monday, with emergency vehicles making up most of the traffic. Most businesses were closed. In Louisiana, Danny Lavergne, director of Cameron Parish's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said approximately 30 roads in the parish were covered with water but remained passable by Monday morning. It's far from being over.
The emergency declaration is nothing more than an egregious abuse of power by an Administration that doesn't like being told,' No.' There is no emergency, but there is a conflict in Yemen that has killed thousands of civilians with US-made weapons and a Congress that is tired of being complicit, the Trump Administration knows that these sales would not meet that standard, so they decided to declare a fake emergency in order to bypass Congress. The Trump Administration's a tactic they've used before. This legislation sends a strong signal that we will not tolerate the Trump Administration's blatant abuse of power.
CORONAVIRUS : BIOTECH COMPANY SHIPS FIRST BATCHES OF VACCINE, TO BE TESTED ON HUMANS : REPORT Nurses at a drive-up coronavirus testing station set up by the University of Washington Medical Center sanitize their hands after taking a nose swab sample from a person in a car Friday, March 13, 2020, in Seattle. ( AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) A 70-year-old physician in Paterson, N.J., -- who leads the emergency preparedness unit at an institution in the state -- was admitted to a hospitallast week with upper respiratory problems and remains isolated in intensive care. In Washington, an emergency physician in his 40s is in stable but critical condition after having symptoms consistent with the COVID-19. Itsunknown whether the virus was spread at work or in the community, The ACEP said. He worked at EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland, Wash., where at least 15 people have died from the virus, according to the New York Times. Its located near the Seattle area, whichis known as the epicenter of the virus outbreak in the U.S. This was an area with an outbreak, so they were expecting and prepared. That obviously makes us more nervous.Dr. Angela Fusaro, an emergency doctor in Georgia told the paper. NEW YORK CITY CLOSING MOVIE THEATERS, ENTERTAINMENT VENUES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS The recent shortage of N-95 protective masksis also worrisome fordoctors, who need them to treat patients, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams wrote on Twitter in late February. They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers cant get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk !
Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.
India's new emergency hotline,112, initially plans to integrate India's emergency call numbers for police (100), fire (102), ambulance (103) and Emergency Disaster Management (108) eventually, the number will take over all the emergency numbers, becoming the one-stop emergency response system.
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- طوارئ, حالة طوارئ, حالة الطوارئArabic
- спешен случайBulgarian
- emergència, urgènciaCatalan, Valencian
- pohotovost, nouze, nouzová situaceCzech
- Notfall, Notstand, NotlageGerman
- έκτακτη ανάγκηGreek
- urgencia, emergenciaSpanish
- hätätilanne, hätä, teho-osastoFinnish
- crise, urgence, urgencesFrench
- èiginnScottish Gaelic
- urxencia, emerxenciaGalician
- שעת חירוםHebrew
- 非常時, 緊急事態Japanese
- 비상 사태Korean
- emergência, urgênciaPortuguese
- реанимация, ч. п., экстренная ситуация, чрезвычайное происшествие, отделение неотложной помощи, чрезвычайное положение, неотложкаRussian
- akutmottagning, akut, nödSwedish
- acil durumTurkish
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