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am·bu·lance

 (ăm′byə-ləns)
n.
A specially equipped vehicle used to transport the sick or injured.

[French, from (hôpital) ambulant, mobile (hospital), from Latin ambulāns, ambulant-, present participle of ambulāre, to walk; see ambhi in Indo-European roots.]

ambulance

(ˈæmbjʊləns)
n
a motor vehicle designed to carry sick or injured people
[C19: from French, based on (hôpital) ambulant mobile or field (hospital), from Latin ambulāre to walk]

am•bu•lance

(ˈæm byə ləns)

n.
1. a specially equipped motor vehicle, airplane, ship, etc., for carrying sick or injured people, usu. to a hospital.
2. (formerly) a field hospital.
[1800–10; < French, = (hôpital) ambul(ant) walking (hospital) + -ance -ance. See ambulant]

ambulance

- Once brought the hospital to the patient—and kept the name when it reversed the process and started bringing the patients to the hospital; its original meaning was "mobile hospital following an army."
See also related terms for hospital.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ambulance - a vehicle that takes people to and from hospitalsambulance - a vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
funny wagon - an ambulance used to transport patients to a mental hospital
Translations
سَيَّارَةُ إِسْعافسَيَّارَة إسْعاف
sanitka
ambulance
ambulanco
kiirabi
ambulanssisairaankuljetusauto
kola hitne pomoći
mentőautómentõk
ambulantia
sjúkrabíllsjúkrabifreið
救急車
구급차
greitosios pagalbos mašina
ātrās palīdzības mašīna
sanitka
reševalno vozilo
ambulans
รถพยาบาล
xe cứu thương

ambulance

[ˈæmbjʊləns]
A. Nambulancia f
B. CPD ambulance chaser N (esp US) (pej) abogado sin escrúpulos a la caza de personas accidentadas cuyos casos reporten jugosos beneficios
ambulance driver Nconductor/a m/f de ambulancia, ambulanciero m
ambulance man Nambulanciero m

ambulance

[ˈæmbjʊləns] nambulance f
to call an ambulance → appeler une ambulance
by ambulance → en ambulance ambulance service, ambulance crew, ambulance driverambulance chaser n avocat recherchant des victimes d'accidents pour les inciter à engager des poursuites judiciairesambulance chasing n fait pour un avocat de rechercher des victimes d'accidents pour les inciter à engager des poursuites judiciairesambulance crew nambulanciers mplambulance driver nambulancier/ière m/f

ambulance

nKrankenwagen m, → Krankenauto nt, → Ambulanz f; ambulance chasing (US Jur) in den USA verbreitete Praxis von Anwälten, Opfer eines Verbrechens oder Unfalles aufzusuchen und sie zu einer Klage zu veranlassen

ambulance

:
ambulance driver
nKrankenwagenfahrer(in) m(f)
ambulanceman
nSanitäter m
ambulance service
nRettungs- or Ambulanzdienst m; (system) → Rettungswesen nt

ambulance

[ˈæmbjʊləns]
2. adj ambulance driverguidatore/trice d'ambulanza

ambulance

(ˈӕmbjuləns) noun
a vehicle for carrying the sick and injured to hospital etc. Call an ambulance – this man is very ill!

ambulance ends in -ance (not -ence).

ambulance

سَيَّارَةُ إِسْعاف sanitka ambulance Rettungswagen ασθενοφόρο ambulancia ambulanssi ambulance kola hitne pomoći ambulanza 救急車 구급차 ambulance ambulanse karetka pogotowia ambulância машина скорой помощи ambulans รถพยาบาล cankurtaran xe cứu thương 救护车

am·bu·lance

n. ambulancia.

ambulance

n ambulancia
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