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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.]
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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]
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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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

ambulance

[ˈæmbjʊləns]
2. adj ambulance driverguidatore/trice d'ambulanza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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).
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

am·bu·lance

n. ambulancia.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Collins Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

ambulance

n ambulancia
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Vinegar, and the slapping of wrists and burnt feathers proving of no avail, some one ran to 'phone for an ambulance.
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I would mend the tire, having attended ambulance classes, do it very quietly so that she wouldn't hear, like the fairy cobblers who used to mend people's boots while they slept, and then wait in ambush to watch the effect upon her when she awoke.
Seven days had passed since Prince Andrew found himself in the ambulance station on the field of Borodino.
The sharp clang of a passing ambulance at the corner gave him a start.
As a stepping-stone I obtained an appointment in the American ambulance service and was on my way to France when three shrill whistles altered, in as many seconds, my entire scheme of life.
"I am afraid you don't remember me, Sir Alfred," he said, "but I have been hoping for an opportunity of thanking you personally for the six ambulance cars you have endowed.
I strongly advise, Doctor Masters, a thorough fumigation of the ambulance afterward."
And when the ambulance came and they put her on a stretcher, they made me go in the kitchen so that she shouldn't know I was there."
They had to take me to hospital in an ambulance. I got worse and worse.
If she was 'im she'd join the union, the last time there was a strike she was expectin' 'im to be brought back in an ambulance every time he went out.
Tyler, Jr., had taken passage for France to join the American Ambulance was a well-known fact, and I had further substantiated by wire to the New York office of the owners, that a Miss La Rue had been booked for passage.