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EMERGENCY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does emergency mean? 

EMERGENCY (noun)
  The noun EMERGENCY has 3 senses:

1. a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
2. a state in which martial law applies
3. a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage

  Familiarity information: EMERGENCY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EMERGENCY (noun)


Sense 1emergency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

emergency; exigency; pinch

Context example:

he never knew what to do in an emergency

Hypernyms ("emergency" is a kind of...):

crisis (a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something)


Sense 2emergency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state in which martial law applies

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

the governor declared a state of emergency

Hypernyms ("emergency" is a kind of...):

temporary state (a state that continues for a limited time)


Sense 3emergency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

emergency brake; hand brake; parking brake; emergency

Hypernyms ("emergency" is a kind of...):

brake (a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle)

Holonyms ("emergency" is a part of...):

automotive vehicle; motor vehicle (a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails)


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