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Meaning of EMERGENCY

Pronunciation:  i'murjunsee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage
  2. [n]  a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in an emergency"
  3. [n]  a state in which martial law applies; "the governor declared a state of emergency"
  4. [adj]  made necessary by sudden occurrence demanding immediate remedy; "the plane made an emergency landing"; "an emergency session to consider aid for the earthquake victims"

EMERGENCY is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: emergency brake, exigency, hand brake, parking brake, pinch, unscheduled
 See Also: brake, crisis, temporary state



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E*mer"gen*cy\, n.; pl. {Emergencies}. [See
1. Sudden or unexpected appearance; an unforeseen occurrence;
   a sudden occasion.

         Most our rarities have been found out by casual
         emergency.                            --Glanvill.

2. An unforeseen occurrence or combination of circumstances
   which calls for immediate action or remedy; pressing
   necessity; exigency.

         To whom she might her doubts propose, On all
         emergencies that rose.                --Swift.

         A safe counselor in most difficult emergencies.

Syn: Crisis; conjuncture; exigency; pinch; strait; necessity.

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