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You know that a lot of people go to emergency rooms when they don't really need to.
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Meaning of "emergency" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EMERGENCY

emergency  [ɪˈmɜːdʒənsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EMERGENCY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Emergency is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EMERGENCY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

emergency

Emergency

An emergency is a situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property, or environment. Most emergencies require urgent intervention to prevent a worsening of the situation, although in some situations, mitigation may not be possible and agencies may only be able to offer palliative care for the aftermath. While some emergencies are self-evident, many smaller incidents require that an observer decide whether it qualifies as an emergency. The precise definition of an emergency, the agencies involved and the procedures used, vary by jurisdiction, and this is usually set by the government, whose agencies are responsible for emergency planning and management.

Definition of emergency in the English dictionary

The first definition of emergency in the dictionary is an unforeseen or sudden occurrence, esp of a danger demanding immediate remedy or action. Other definition of emergency is a patient requiring urgent treatment. Emergency is also a player selected to stand by to replace an injured member of a team; reserve.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EMERGENCY


agency
ˈeɪdʒənsɪ
assurgency
əˈsɜːdʒənsɪ
astringency
əˈstrɪndʒənsɪ
cogency
ˈkəʊdʒənsɪ
contingency
kənˈtɪndʒənsɪ
convergency
kənˈvɜːdʒənsɪ
counterinsurgency
ˌkaʊntərɪnˈsɜːdʒənsɪ
detergency
dɪˈtɜːdʒənsɪ
divergency
daɪˈvɜːdʒənsɪ
insurgency
ɪnˈsɜːdʒənsɪ
interagency
ˌɪntərˈeɪdʒənsɪ
nonemergency
ˌnɒnɪˈmɜːdʒənsɪ
postemergency
ˌpəʊstɪˈmɜːdʒənsɪ
pungency
ˈpʌndʒənsɪ
regency
ˈriːdʒənsɪ
sergeancy
ˈsɑːdʒənsɪ
serjeancy
ˈsɑːdʒənsɪ
surgeoncy
ˈsɜːdʒənsɪ
urgency
ˈɜːdʒənsɪ
vergency
ˈvɜːdʒənsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EMERGENCY

emergencies
emergency brake
emergency call
emergency centre
emergency exit
emergency force
emergency fund
emergency landing
emergency lane
emergency medical technician
emergency powers
emergency rations
emergency road service
emergency room
emergency service
emergency services
emergency session
emergency stop
emergency tax
emergency telephone

WORDS THAT END LIKE EMERGENCY

ad agency
advertising agency
aid agency
credit agency
currency
employment agency
Environment Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
estate agency
European Space Agency
Food Standards Agency
intelligence agency
law enforcement agency
literary agency
news agency
recruitment agency
relief agency
state of emergency
the point of tangency
the Regency
travel agency

Synonyms and antonyms of emergency in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EMERGENCY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «emergency» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of emergency

Translation of «emergency» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EMERGENCY

Find out the translation of emergency to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of emergency from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «emergency» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

紧急情况
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

emergencia
570 millions of speakers

English

emergency
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आपात स्थिति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَادِثٌ طَارِئ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неотложная ситуация
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

emergência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জরুরি অবস্থা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

urgence
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kecemasan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Notfall
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

緊急事態
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비상 사태
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Darurat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tình trạng khẩn cấp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அவசர
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आणीबाणी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

acil Servis
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

emergenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nagły wypadek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

надзвичайний стан
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

urgență
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επείγουσα ανάγκη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nood
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nödfall
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nødsituasjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of emergency

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EMERGENCY»

The term «emergency» is very widely used and occupies the 3.482 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EMERGENCY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «emergency» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «emergency» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about emergency

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «EMERGENCY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word emergency.
1
Nicos Anastasiades
The state of emergency and critical nature of the times do not allow me, as they do not allow anyone, to embark on a blame game.
2
Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair
The Central Bank should have a permanent window for discounting high quality securities where banks could go and discount these. It gives peace of mind to the banks. In the absence of this facility, what banks tend to do is to keep a liquidity cushion for emergency requirements. This is a very expensive way of managing liquidity.
3
Robert Baden-Powell
Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.
4
Bjork
I feel the 21st century is another new age. Not only can we collaborate again with nature, but we have to. It's an emergency.
5
Alan Brien
The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition or debt collecting.
6
Bob Buckhorn
The governor has a role in terms of declaring a state of emergency.
7
Steven Burd
You know that a lot of people go to emergency rooms when they don't really need to.
8
Saxby Chambliss
The backbone of our nation's domestic defense against terrorist attacks will continue to be the men and women in local law enforcement and emergency services.
9
Louis R. Chenevert
We produce motor drive electronics; we produce cargo systems for large narrow-body and wide-body airplanes and, more importantly, the emergency escape chute that goes on these planes.
10
Chris Chocola
Having said that, I believe we must not compound the natural disaster of Katrina by creating a fiscal disaster in Congress - it is our duty to ensure that we reign in other government spending in any event, and especially in this time of national emergency.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EMERGENCY»

Discover the use of emergency in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to emergency and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Emergency: One man's story of a dangerous world, and how to ...
Emergency tells how Strauss went from shivering the whole night through in a water-logged sleeping bag on a tracking course, with only his broken Blackberry for company, to being the well-trained and even better equipped survival expert he ...
Neil Strauss, 2011
2
Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life
It's one man's story of a dangerous world–and how to stay alive in it. Before the next disaster strikes, you're going to want to read this book. And you'll want to do everything it suggests. Because tomorrow doesn't come with a guarantee.
Neil Strauss, 2012
3
Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life
It's one man's story of a dangerous world–and how to stay alive in it. Before the next disaster strikes, you're going to want to read this book. And you'll want to do everything it suggests. Because tomorrow doesn't come with a guarantee.
Neil Strauss, 2009
4
Emergency
It's one man's story of a dangerous world—and how to stay alive in it. Before the next disaster strikes, you're going to want to read this book. Because tomorrow doesn't come with a guarantee.
Neil Strauss, 2009
5
Emergency!: Behind the Scene
By 1977 over 50% of the US population was within 10 minutes of a paramedic unit. The paramedics of Fire Station 51 showed viewers critical techniques such as CPR that saved lives both on screen and off. Emergency!
Richard Yokley, Rozane Sutherland, 2007
6
Meditations in an Emergency
Poems deal with nature, motion pictures, human behavior, the arts, parties, and other cultures
Frank O'Hara, 1967
7
Emergency
The new Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla and Le*n, opened in Spain in 2005 with an exhibition of Alfredo Jaar's Emergency, a dark pool from which a fiberglass model of the African continent is constantly, slowly rising and ...
Alfredo Jaar, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, 2006
8
Emergency Nursing Care: Principles and Practice
Illustrated, easy to find information about procedures, conditions and nursing skills.
Gary Jones, Ruth Endacott, Robert Crouch, 2003
9
Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
This edition's highlights include new chapters on palpitations, cystic fibrosis, travel-related emergencies and ultrasound, and has a new appendix on practice pathways.
Gary R. Fleisher, Stephen Ludwig, 2010
10
Emergency Dispatcher: 911 Operator Exam
2 full-length model exams with answer explanations; detailed reviews of all test subjects covered; test-taking techniques and strategies for all question types; tips for a successful job interview.
Valerie L. Haynes, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EMERGENCY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term emergency is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Jet Airways flight makes emergency landing in Muscat after midair …
Recently, a Turkish Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Delhi after a threat message was scribbled on the mirror of one of the ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
2
Tunisia state of emergency imposed due to fears of further attacks …
“We would not have felt obliged to decree the state of emergency if we were ... The current state of emergency is not the first to be imposed in ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Southwest plane catches fire during takeoff in Chicago forcing …
Airline spokeswoman Emily Samuels says emergency responders met the Boston-bound plane Wednesday night and that the 143 passengers ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
Victoria partners with California in new emergency management deal
Victoria forged two agreements in the US this week, which emergency management commissioner Craig Lapsley says will promote improved ... «The Mandarin, Jul 15»
5
Skydive Dubai plane makes emergency landing
DUBAI // A plane carrying 15 skydivers was forced to make an emergency landing after the aircraft developed a “technical” problem shortly after ... «The National, Jul 15»
6
Staten Island University Hospital unveils floor plan for new kids …
After years of planning, the hospital unveiled preliminary floor plans for a new children's emergency room at a press conference at the Prince's ... «SILive.com, Jul 15»
7
ECB Weidmann: Freeze on Emergency Loans to Greece Should …
The comments come a day after the ECB decided again on Wednesday to leave the volume of emergency liquidity assistance available to ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
8
Report: WHO Unfit for Public Health Emergency
An international panel concludes that the World Health Organization is not prepared to handle another emergency like the Ebola outbreak in ... «The Scientist, Jul 15»
9
Emergency Flash Player updates fix vulnerability used in …
Adobe Systems was forced to rush the release of a Flash Player update after an exploit for a previously unknown vulnerability was leaked on ... «PCWorld, Jul 15»
10
Emergency Services Recommended To Start Looking At Social Media
When you need an emergency service like the police, the fire department, or the ambulance, you will need to call a hotline for it. This is how it ... «Ubergizmo, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Emergency [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/emergency>. Nov 2019 ».
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