What does evacuation mean?

Definitions for evacuation
ɪˌvæk yuˈeɪ ʃənevac·u·a·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word evacuation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. emptying, voidance, evacuationnoun

    the act of removing the contents of something

  2. evacuationnoun

    the act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection

  3. elimination, evacuation, excretion, excreting, voidingnoun

    the bodily process of discharging waste matter

Wiktionary

  1. evacuationnoun

    The act of emptying, clearing of the contents, or discharging, including creating a vacuum.

  2. evacuationnoun

    Withdrawal of troops or civils from a town, fortress, etc.

  3. evacuationnoun

    Voidance of any matter by the natural passages of the body or by an artificial opening; defecation; also, a diminution of the fluids of an animal body by cathartics, venesection, or other means.

  4. evacuationnoun

    The act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection

  5. evacuationnoun

    That which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means.

  6. evacuationnoun

    Abolition; nullification.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Evacuationnoun

    Etymology: from evacuate.

    Consider the vast evacuations of men that England hath had, by assistances lent to foreign kingdoms. Matthew Hale, Orig. of Mank.

    Popery hath not been able to re-establish itself in any place, after provision made against it by utter evacuation of all Romish ceremonies. Richard Hooker, b. iv. s. 9.

    The usual practice of physick among us, turns in a manner wholly upon evacuation, either by bleeding, vomit, or some purgation. William Temple.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evacuationnoun

    the act of emptying, clearing of the contents, or discharging

  2. Evacuationnoun

    withdrawal of troops from a town, fortress, etc

  3. Evacuationnoun

    voidance of any matter by the natural passages of the body or by an artificial opening; defecation; also, a diminution of the fluids of an animal body by cathartics, venesection, or other means

  4. Evacuationnoun

    that which is evacuated or discharged; especially, a discharge by stool or other natural means

  5. Evacuationnoun

    abolition; nullification

  6. Etymology: [L. evacuatio: cf. F. vacuation.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. evacuation

    1. Removal of a patient by any of a variety of transport means (air, ground, rail, or sea) from a theater of military operation, or between health service support capabilities, for the purpose of preventing further illness or injury, providing additional care, or providing disposition of patients from the military health care system. 2. The clearance of personnel, animals, or materiel from a given locality. 3. The controlled process of collecting, classifying, and shipping unserviceable or abandoned materiel, US or foreign, to appropriate reclamation, maintenance, technical intelligence, or disposal facilities. 4. The ordered or authorized departure of noncombatants from a specific area by Department of State, Department of Defense, or appropriate military commander. This refers to the movement from one area to another in the same or different countries. The evacuation is caused by unusual or emergency circumstances and applies equally to command or non-command sponsored family members. See also evacuee; noncombatant evacuation operations.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce evacuation?

How to say evacuation in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evacuation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evacuation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of evacuation in a Sentence

  1. Maya Konforti:

    An evacuation of the southern part of the jungle will put an end to most of the services migrants enjoy in the camp such as bars, shops, but also schools and churches, places of life.

  2. Denis Schlega:

    The occupiers began firing on Azovstal again as soon as the evacuation of some Ukrainians was completed.

  3. Hiroaki Nagai:

    The Fukuroi government and the local people are willing to support you, if you follow the evacuation process, we are sure that lives can be saved.

  4. Sarah Sanders:

    The president encourages people in the path of this dangerous storm to heed the advice and orders of their local and state officials, the president’s highest priority is the safety of the public and of first responders. Those who ignore evacuation orders could be putting both themselves and first responders in danger.

  5. Moshe Hauer:

    We have focused our support on efforts to evacuate people from Ukraine to neighboring countries, relocation to safer zones within the country when evacuation is impractical, support for refugees, and support for communities and individuals remaining in their homes and communities.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

evacuation#10000#15714#100000

Translations for evacuation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for evacuation »

Translation

Find a translation for the evacuation definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these evacuation definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "evacuation." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 6 Oct. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/evacuation>.

    Are we missing a good definition for evacuation? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    add details, as to an account or idea
    • A. elaborate
    • B. abide
    • C. rumpus
    • D. cleave

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for evacuation: