Meaning of EMERGENCY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ i-ˈmər-jənt-sē ]


( plural -cies )

Usage: often attributive

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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.