Origin of emergency
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OTHER WORDS FROM emergencynon·e·mer·gen·cy, adjective, noun, plural non·e·mer·gen·cies.post·e·mer·gen·cy, adjectivepre·e·mer·gen·cy, adjective, noun, plural pre·e·mer·gen·cies.
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What is an emergency?
An emergency is an unexpected or urgent event that demands immediate attention. The event is often a serious or dangerous situation, such as not being able to breathe or a fire burning in one’s home.
An emergency is similar to a crisis. In both situations, there is danger that needs to be resolved. An emergency often requires a faster response than a crisis because the danger is more immediate. A crisis may allow more time for planning. For example, being without a job can be a crisis if you already have some money to pay your bills with while you look for a new job. A job loss becomes an emergency when you don’t have any money to pay your bills.
There are many types of emergencies. You might experience a medical emergency, in which you need medical help right away. You might have a family emergency, in which you need to help someone in your family right away. Weather emergencies are situations in which weather is so severe that it could harm the people experiencing it. A snowstorm, tornado, and hurricane are all examples of weather emergencies.
As a noun, emergency can also be used to refer to the emergency department of a hospital. In this department, often called the ER (for emergency room) or A&E (for accident and emergency), patients with sudden and serious illnesses or injuries are treated quickly.
As an adjective, emergency can be used to describe anything that requires attention that would be considered an emergency or that resolves an emergency. Your emergency savings, for example, would be money you saved solely for use in an emergency, such as suddenly needing to buy a new car. Emergency responders are people who respond in an emergency, such as firefighters and medical staff. As well, the Emergency Alert System is a national warning system used to warn people of events like hurricanes, child abductions, and evacuations.
Example: The Hernandezes prepare for weather emergencies by stocking up on batteries, candles, and packaged foods.
Where does emergency come from?
The first records of the term emergency come from around the 1620s. It comes from the Medieval Latin word ēmergentia, also meaning “emergency.”
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What are some other forms of emergency?
- nonemergency (adjective, noun)
- postemergency (adjective)
- preemergency (adjective, noun)
What are some synonyms for emergency?
What are some words that share a root or word element with emergency?
What are some words that often get used in discussing emergency?
How is emergency used in real life?
Emergency is a very common word used for any event that arises requiring immediate action or immediate need for help.
During a “Code Blue” severe cold weather emergency, no homeless individual can be turned away from a #NYC shelter. New Yorkers who see a homeless individual outside in the cold are advised to call 311 for assistance. Stay warm & safe.
— Rep. Nydia Velazquez (@NydiaVelazquez) January 3, 2018
I didn't make it to the kitchen
LO fractured her elbow and we've been at the ER since this afternoon
We are now on the way to a specialist as she may need emergency surgery
Please send my baby some prayers and me some strength
— Wendy O (@CryptoWendyO) November 27, 2020
Check out my new research with @samanthacfu! We studied how localities are using emergency SLFRF funds to develop and preserve affordable housing. The most critical takeaway is the need for additional, ongoing federal funding to meet the need: https://t.co/HkxNAmDQcU
— Kate Reynolds (@katedreynolds) March 6, 2023
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An emergency doesn’t require an immediate response.
How to use emergency in a sentence
Congress has already approved roughly $3 trillion in emergency spending in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and Pelosi has called for much more.Trump moves closer to Pelosi in economic aid talks, and House speaker must decide next move|Rachael Bade, Erica Werner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
An emergency like a rapidly spreading virus, though, requires swift action, which most courts have acknowledged, he said.Courts may reconsider temporary coronavirus restrictions as pandemic drags on|Anne Gearan, Karin Brulliard|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
If you can’t make it to the polls because of an unexpected illness, you may qualify for an emergency absentee ballot.ProPublica’s Pandemic Guide to Making Sure Your Vote Counts|by Susie Armitage|September 16, 2020|ProPublica
Bishop’s injury was unfortunate, but Dallas had a backup in place who was equally as good, if not better, to take over in case of emergency.Teams Don’t Win The Stanley Cup With A Goal Deficit. Can The Dallas Stars Change That?|Terrence Doyle|September 16, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Harris and Newsom spoke to emergency personnel at Pine Ridge Elementary School in Auberry, about an hour east of Fresno.Trump, in town hall, says he wouldn’t have done anything differently on pandemic|Colby Itkowitz, Josh Dawsey, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
During an emergency that ratio could be allowed to drop to 8.5 people per orbit.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Investigators will focus on whether the sudden emergency was so extreme that no degree of pilot skill would have helped.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
One specific kind of emergency is at the heart of this, such as when an airplane suffers a loss of stability at night.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Had they been properly trained, they could and should have flown themselves safely out of the emergency.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This suggests that the pilots were overtaken very rapidly by an emergency.Did Bad Weather Bring Down AirAsia 8501?|Clive Irving|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here there is no question of emergency, or enemy pressure, or of haste; so much we see plain enough with our own eyes.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
The case for emergency contractility, however, is somewhat better than the case for ordinary contractility.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
I do not know whether they can be manned, but everything is being prepared for any emergency that may arise.
As long as an emergency truck could squeeze through at moderate speed, that was enough.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
Sam, who was quite equal to the emergency, took old Liz into his arms and followed, but cast one glance back at Tommy.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for emergency
- an unforeseen or sudden occurrence, esp of a danger demanding immediate remedy or action
- (as modifier)an emergency exit
- a patient requiring urgent treatment
- (as modifier)an emergency ward