Emergency - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |iˈmɜːrdʒənsi|  American pronunciation of the word emergency
Brit.  |ɪˈməːdʒ(ə)nsi|  British pronunciation of the word emergency

noun

- a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action(syn: exigency, pinch)

he never knew what to do in an emergency

- a state in which martial law applies

the governor declared a state of emergency

- a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage

Examples

Her quick thinking in an emergency saved the baby's life.

...an alert, quick-thinking girl who is good to have around in an emergency...

Doors are provided both for regular use and as emergency exits.

Lifeguards are trained to deal with emergencies.

The staff need to know what to do in an emergency.

In case of emergency, press the alarm button.

$500,000 of emergency aid for the victims of the earthquake

The plane had to make an emergency landing.

The government called an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis.

he never knew what to do in an emergency

the governor declared a state of emergency

The shelter stores huge cans of water for an emergency

The family kept emergency supplies available.

...the climbers were sufficiently provisioned to withstand just about any mountaineering emergency...

The government has just declared a state of emergency.

Word forms

noun
singular: emergency
plural: emergencies
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