Definition of 'emergency'
Video: pronunciation of 'emergency'
Example sentences containing 'emergency'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
The driver called police and emergency services. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There are emergency wards where the longest serving employee has been there four or five months. Times, Sunday Times (2017)She needed emergency surgery for internal bleeding and reconstructive surgery to her face and neck. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He said units were swamped as four in ten of patients turning up did not need emergency treatment. The Sun (2017)Almost all ambulance trusts are failing to reach dying patients fast enough as long queues at accident and emergency departments cause delays. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Eight crew and the captain had to use emergency oxygen, an official report said. The Sun (2017)My clothes were full of blood as I crawled over bodies to get to an emergency exit. The Sun (2016)LEADING shareholders in the struggling outsourcing giant Mitie summoned its chairman to emergency meetings after a shock profit warning. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Students use the UK's largest medical simulation centre to learn how to treat patients in emergency situations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Groups of youths stood on street corners watching the police and other emergency services yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some people have gone to hospital emergency departments. Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)Some exhibitors complained that at least two emergency exits were blocked. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The most vulnerable victims could come here for emergency treatment. The Sun (2014)Watch footage of emergency crews in action online. The Sun (2009)They delivered her safely in what was technically an emergency situation. The Sun (2015)Shortly afterwards he suffered a blocked artery and had to have emergency heart surgery. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Trust is now in the emergency ward. Times, Sunday Times (2007)League clubs are allowed to use emergency loans. The Sun (2013)He was rushed by ambulance to hospital for emergency treatment. The Sun (2012)The jet had to make an emergency landing on one engine. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Others were blocked trying to get to the emergency exit over the wing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She was given emergency fertility treatment to produce ten eggs. The Sun (2006)It was presented as an emergency plan of action. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Could chanting help in other emergency situations? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Surely this is more indicative of an inability to react to sudden emergencies than mastery of the vehicle. Times, Sunday Times (2007)So it makes sense to pack some first aid essentials for any unexpected minor emergencies while you are away. The Sun (2012)We would all get to go home early if our teacher had to be taken to accident and emergency. TUNNEL VISIONS: Journeys of an Underground Philosopher (2001)Yesterday, he was critically ill in a coma and under police guard after emergency surgery. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Free hospital treatment is offered in the country, including accident and emergency care. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Most councils also hold reserves to protect them from one-off losses and sudden emergencies. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Trends of 'emergency'
Very Common. emergency is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage over:
Translations for 'emergency'
British English: emergency /ɪˈmɜːdʒənsɪ/ NOUN
An emergency is an unexpected and serious situation such as an accident, which must be dealt with quickly.
The hospital will only deal with emergencies.
- American English: emergency
- Arabic: حَادِثٌ طَارِئ
- Brazilian Portuguese: emergência
- Chinese: 紧急情况
- Croatian: hitan slučaj
- Czech: mimořádná situace
- Danish: nødsituation
- Dutch: noodgeval
- European Spanish: emergencia
- Finnish: hätätapaus
- French: urgence
- German: Notfall
- Greek: επείγουσα ανάγκη
- Italian: emergenza
- Japanese: 緊急事態
- Korean: 비상 사태
- Norwegian: nødsituasjon
- Polish: nagły wypadek
- European Portuguese: emergência
- Romanian: urgență
- Russian: неотложная ситуация
- Spanish: emergencia
- Swedish: nödfall
- Thai: ภาวะฉุกเฉิน
- Turkish: acil durum
- Ukrainian: надзвичайний стан
- Vietnamese: tình trạng khẩn cấp
British English: emergency ADJECTIVE
An emergency action is one that is done or arranged quickly and not in the normal way, because an emergency has occurred.
Yesterday, the center's board held an emergency meeting.
Definition of emergency from the Collins English Dictionary
Study guides for every stage of your learning journey
Whether you're in search of a crossword puzzle, a detailed guide to tying knots, or tips on writing the perfect college essay, Harper Reference has you covered for all your study needs.
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.