[ih-mur-juh n-see] /ɪˈmɜr dʒən si/
noun, plural emergencies.
a sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or occasion requiring immediate action.
a state, especially of need for help or relief, created by some unexpected event:
a weather emergency; a financial emergency.
granted, used, or for use in an emergency:
an emergency leave; emergency lights.
noun (pl) -cies
state of emergency, a condition, declared by a government, in which martial law applies, usually because of civil unrest or natural disaster
(NZ) a player selected to stand by to replace an injured member of a team; reserve
“unforeseen occurrence requiring immediate attention,” 1630s, from Latin emergens, present participle of emergere (see emerge). Or from emerge + -ency.
noun, Nautical. 1. .
noun 1. a person who is specially trained and certified to give emergency medical care to patients before they reach a healthcare facility. Abbreviation: EMT. noun 1. (US) a member of the emergency services who is trained to provide basic emergency medical care before a patient is taken to a hospital EMT emergency medical technician […]
noun 1. a branch of medicine dealing with acute illness and other medical emergencies. emergency medicine n. The branch of medicine that deals with evaluation and initial treatment of medical conditions caused by trauma or sudden illness.
- Emergency rescue disk
noun See rescue disk