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Meaning & Definition of Emergency in English

English

Emergency

/ɪmərʤənsi/

noun

1. A sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action

  • "He never knew what to do in an emergency"
    synonym:
  • emergency
  • ,
  • exigency
  • ,
  • pinch

2. A state in which martial law applies

  • "The governor declared a state of emergency"
    synonym:
  • emergency

3. A brake operated by hand

  • Usually operates by mechanical linkage
    synonym:
  • hand brake
  • ,
  • emergency
  • ,
  • emergency brake
  • ,
  • parking brake

Examples of using

Take the emergency exit!
They're taking Mary to the emergency room.
That building has no emergency exit.