Meaning of EMERGENCY in English


Pronunciation: i- ' m ə r-j ə nt-s ē

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural -cies

Usage: often attrib

Date: circa 1631

1 : an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action

2 : an urgent need for assistance or relief <the governor declared a state of emergency after the flood>

synonyms see JUNCTURE

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.