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e·mer·gen·cy

 (ĭ-mûr′jən-sē)
n. pl. e·mer·gen·cies
1. A serious situation or occurrence that happens unexpectedly and demands immediate action.
2. A condition of urgent need for action or assistance: a state of emergency.
adj.
For use during emergencies: emergency food rations.

emergency

(ɪˈmɜːdʒənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1.
a. an unforeseen or sudden occurrence, esp of a danger demanding immediate remedy or action
b. (as modifier): an emergency exit.
2. (Medicine)
a. a patient requiring urgent treatment
b. (as modifier): an emergency ward.
3. state of emergency a condition, declared by a government, in which martial law applies, usually because of civil unrest or natural disaster
4. NZ a player selected to stand by to replace an injured member of a team; reserve

e•mer•gen•cy

(ɪˈmɜr dʒən si)

n., pl. -cies,
adj. n.
1. a sudden, urgent, usu. unexpected occurrence requiring immediate action.
2. a situation requiring help or relief, usu. created by an unexpected event: a weather emergency.
adj.
3. required or used in an emergency: emergency lights.
[1625–35; < Medieval Latin ēmergentia]

emergency

- Comes from Latin emergere (e-, "from," and mergere, "to dip, plunge") and first meant "unforeseen occurrence."
See also related terms for plunge.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emergency - a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate actionemergency - a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an emergency"
crisis - a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something; "after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better"
2.emergency - a state in which martial law applies; "the governor declared a state of emergency"
temporary state - a state that continues for a limited time
3.emergency - a brake operated by handemergency - a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage
brake - a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails

emergency

noun
1. crisis, danger, difficulty, accident, disaster, necessity, pinch, plight, scrape (informal), strait, catastrophe, predicament, calamity, extremity, quandary, exigency, critical situation, urgent situation, MergNC (S.M.S.) He has the ability to deal with emergencies quickly.
adjective
1. urgent, crisis, immediate, MergNC (S.M.S.) She made an emergency appointment.
2. alternative, extra, additional, substitute, replacement, temporary, makeshift, stopgap, MergNC (S.M.S.) The plane is carrying emergency supplies.

emergency

noun
A highly volatile dangerous situation requiring immediate remedial action:
adjective
Translations
حَادِثٌ طَارِئطارِئ، حالَةٌ طارِئَه
mimořádná situacepohotovost
nødsituationnødstilfælde
hätätapaus
urgencecas de force majeurecas urgentcrise
hitan slučaj
szükségállapotvészhelyzet
neyîartilfelli
緊急事態
비상 사태
kritiška padėtis
avārijakritisks stāvoklisneparedzēts gadījumsrezerves izeja
naliehavý prípadnúdzový
nevarnostpotrebasila
nödfall
ภาวะฉุกเฉิน
tình trạng khẩn cấp

emergency

[ɪˈmɜːdʒənsɪ]
A. N
1. (gen) → emergencia f
quick! this is an emergency!¡rápido! ¡es una emergencia!
prepared for any emergencypreparado para cualquier emergenciaprevenido contra toda eventualidad (frm)
she is good in an emergencyes buena en casos de emergencia
in case of emergency, please callen caso de emergencia, por favor llamen al ...
there is a national emergencyexiste una crisis nacional
to declare a state of emergencydeclarar el estado de excepción
2. (Med) → urgencia f
she was admitted for emergency surgeryfue admitida para ser sometida a una operación de urgencia
see also accident B
B. CPD [meeting, measures, talks, airstrip] → de emergencia
emergency brake N (esp US) → freno m de mano
emergency call Nllamada f de urgencia
emergency case Ncaso m de emergencia
emergency centre Ncentro m de emergencia
emergency exit Nsalida f de emergencia
emergency fund Nfondos mpl de reserva
emergency landing N (Aer) → aterrizaje m forzoso
emergency lane N (US) → arcén m
emergency operation N (Med) → operación f de urgencia
emergency powers NPLpoderes mpl extraordinarios
emergency ration Nración f de reserva
emergency room N (US) (Med) → sala f de urgencias
emergency services NPL (= police, fire brigade, ambulance) → servicios mpl de urgencia, servicios mpl de emergencia
emergency stop N (Aut) → parada f de emergencia
emergency supply Nprovisión f de reserva
emergency ward Nsala f de urgencias

emergency

[ɪˈmɜːrənsi]
nurgence f
This is an emergency! → C'est une urgence!
in an emergency → en cas d'urgence state of emergency
modif [supplies] → de secours; [meeting, talks] → d'urgence; [operation, caesarean, treatment] → d'urgence; [vehicle] → de secours; [plan] → d'urgence; [legislation] → d'exception; [number] → d'urgence
emergency session (in Parliament)session f extraordinaire
to take emergency measures → prendre des mesures d'urgence emergency workeremergency brake (mainly US) n (= handbrake) → frein m à mainemergency call nappel m d'urgenceemergency exit nissue f de secoursemergency fund nfonds m d'urgenceemergency landing natterrissage m forcé, atterrissage m d'urgence
to make an emergency landing → effectuer un atterrissage forcé, effectuer un atterrissage d'urgenceemergency lane n (US)bande f d'arrêt d'urgenceemergency powers nplpouvoirs mpl spéciauxemergency road service n (US)service m de dépannageemergency room n (US) [hospital] → salle f des urgencesemergency service
n (in hospital)service m des urgences
emergency services npl
the emergency services (fire, police, ambulance)les services mpl d'urgenceemergency stop n (British) (in car)arrêt m d'urgenceemergency telephone nborne f d'urgenceemergency ward nsalle f des urgencesemergency worker nsecouriste mf

emergency

n (= crisis)Notfall m; (particular situation) → Notlage f; in an emergency, in case of emergencyim Notfall; to be prepared for any emergencyfür den Notfall vorbereitet sein; state of emergencyNotstand m; to declare a state of emergencyden Notstand erklären or ausrufen; to declare a state of emergency in an areaeine Gegend zum Notstandsgebiet erklären; the doctor’s been called out on an emergencyder Arzt ist zu einem Notfall gerufen worden
adj
(= in/for an emergency)Not-; meeting, talks, debateaußerordentlich; repairnotdürftig; emergency regulationsNotverordnung f; emergency appealNotaufruf m; emergency committeeNotkomitee nt; emergency rationsNotverpflegung f; an emergency repair has been done on the cardas Auto ist notdürftig repariert worden; we had an emergency meeting in the gardenwir hielten schnell eine Lagebesprechung im Garten ab; to undergo emergency surgerysich einer Notoperation unterziehen; to be given emergency treatment (in hospital) → auf der Unfallstation behandelt werden; emergency plan/procedurePlan m/Maßnahmen plfür den Notfall; for emergency use onlynur für den Notfall
(= for a disaster)Katastrophen-; emergency aid or reliefKatastrophenhilfe f; emergency fundKatastrophenfonds m; emergency airliftLuftbrücke f
(= for state of emergency)Notstands-; emergency measures or actionNotstandsmaßnahmen pl; emergency powersNotstandsvollmachten pl; emergency lawNotstandsgesetz nt

emergency

in cpdsNot-;
emergency brake
nNotbremse f
emergency call
nNotruf m
emergency centre, (US) emergency center
nRettungszentrum ntdes Noteinsatzes
emergency clause
nDringlichkeits- or Notklausel f
emergency cord
n (Rail) → Notbremse f
emergency department
nUnfallstation f, → Unfallambulanz f
emergency doctor
nNotarzt m/-ärztin f
emergency exit
nNotausgang m
emergency landing
nNotlandung f
emergency number
n (Telec) → Notruf m; (after plane crash etc) → Sondertelefon nt; (for technical help) → Hotline f
emergency room
n (US) → Unfallstation f
emergency service
nNotdienst m, → Rettungsdienst m
emergency services
plNotdienst m, → Notdienste pl
emergency stop
n (Aut) → Vollbremsung f
emergency telephone
nNotruftelefon nt
emergency telephone number
n (Telec) → Notrufnummer f; (after plane crash etc) → Nummer fdes Sondertelefons; (of individual) → Nummer ffür dringende Notfälle; (for technical help) → Hotlinenummer f
emergency ward

emergency

[ɪˈmɜːdʒnsɪ]
1. nemergenza
in an emergency → in caso di emergenza
prepared for any emergency → pronto/a ad ogni emergenza
to declare a state of emergency → dichiarare lo stato di emergenza
2. adj (measures, powers) → di sicurezza; (repairs) → di fortuna (Med) (operation) → d'urgenza; (rations, fund) → di riserva

emergency

(iˈməːdʒənsi) nounplural eˈmergencies
an unexpected, especially dangerous happening or situation. Call the doctor – it's an emergency; You must save some money for emergencies; (also adjective) an emergency exit.

emergency

حَادِثٌ طَارِئ mimořádná situace nødsituation Notfall επείγουσα ανάγκη emergencia hätätapaus urgence hitan slučaj emergenza 緊急事態 비상 사태 noodgeval nødsituasjon nagły wypadek emergência неотложная ситуация nödfall ภาวะฉุกเฉิน acil durum tình trạng khẩn cấp 紧急情况

e·mer·gen·cy

n. emergencia, urgencia;
an ___ caseun caso de ___;
___ careservicio de ___;
___ childbirthnacimiento repentino;
___ medical identification braceletsbrazaletes para identificación médica de ___;
___ operationintervención quirúrgica de urgencia;
___ roomsala de ___;
___ tracheostomytraqueotomía de urgencia.

emergency

n (pl -cies) (medical) urgencia, emergencia, (non-medical) emergencia; — C-section cesarea de emergencia; — department (ED) unidad de urgencias; — room (ER) sala de urgencias or emergencias
References in classic literature ?
He was no doubt prepared for any emergency, ready for any one of the foregoing attitudes, just as he bent himself easily and naturally to the situation which confronted him.
Anxious to know the worst, and willing, in such an emergency, to try the potency of gold he overcame his reluctance to speak to Magua.
It will be better in a day or two," he continued, casting a longing look towards the door--the first refuge of masculine weakness in an impending domestic emergency.
A characteristic sound, however,--neither a cough nor a hem, but a kind of rumbling and reverberating spasm in somebody's capacious depth of chest; --impelled her to hurry forward, with that aspect of fierce faint-heartedness so common to women in cases of perilous emergency.
The attic was also unfinished--the family had been figuring that in case of an emergency they could rent this attic, but they found that there was not even a floor, nothing but joists, and beneath them the lath and plaster of the ceiling below.
Ever quiet and obliging, and more than ready to lend a hand in every emergency which occurred among the workmen below, he had won the good opinion of all the hands, and spent many hours in helping them with as hearty a good will as ever he worked on a Kentucky farm.
The magician was hit hard; it was an emergency that had never happened in his experience before, and it corked him; he didn't know how to meet it.
A few tried to rise to the emergency, and got out an awkward "My lord," or "Your lordship," or something of that sort, but the great majority were overwhelmed by the unaccustomed word and its dim and awful associations with gilded courts and stately ceremony and anointed kingship, so they only fumbled through the handshake and passed on, speechless.
But the very imminence of the emergency paralyzed his invention.
The mother's consternation was excessive; but it could not surpass the alarm of the Miss Steeles, and every thing was done by all three, in so critical an emergency, which affection could suggest as likely to assuage the agonies of the little sufferer.
In the presence of such an emergency as now confronted her, Miss Gart h felt instinctively that all ordinary phrases of reproof would be phrases thrown away.
Seeing in this arrangement the hope of rendering real service in that pressing emergency, Miss Pross hailed it with joy.

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