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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Emergence, Emergencynoun

    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.

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. Joseph Edlow:

    These necessary flexibilities will safeguard a critical U.S. infrastructure sector ; reinforce security of the nation's food supply chain ; and encourage key American businesses to maintain essential operations currently threatened by the COVID-19 public health emergency, importantly, these measures protect U.S. workers by not adding supplemental H-2B visas during the national emergency.

  2. Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann:

    We have always said this is an emergency situation in which we must act quickly and humanely. We have helped more than 12,000 people in an acute situation, now we have to move step by step away from emergency measures towards normality, in conformity with the law and dignity.

  3. Evan Hollander:

    This appears to be nothing more than another stall tactic designed to delay the political consequences of President Trump's emergency declaration.

  4. Eric Russell:

    This is a national emergency.

  5. Michael Horowitz:

    The inspector general community will continue to conduct aggressive, independent oversight of the agencies that we oversee, this includes CIGIE's Pandemic Response Accountability Committee and its efforts on behalf of American taxpayers, families, businesses, patients, and health care providers to ensure that over $2 trillion dollars in emergency federal spending is being used consistently with the law's mandate.

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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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