Need another word that means the same as “emergency”? Find 19 synonyms and 30 related words for “emergency” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Emergency” are: emergency brake, hand brake, parking brake, exigency, pinch, crisis, extremity, alternative, substitute, replacement, spare, extra, standby, auxiliary, reserve, backup, fill-in, fallback, in reserve
Emergency as a Noun
Definitions of "Emergency" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “emergency” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A state in which martial law applies.
- The department in a hospital which provides immediate treatment.
- The Second World War.
- A brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical linkage.
- A reserve runner in horse racing.
- A person with a medical condition requiring immediate treatment.
- A sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action.
- Arising from or used in an emergency.
- A serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action.
Synonyms of "Emergency" as a noun (19 Words)
|alternative||One of two or more available possibilities.|
There is no other alternative.
|auxiliary||An auxiliary verb.|
A nursing auxiliary.
|backup||The procedure for making backup copies of files or other items of data.|
Make a backup of any important files.
|crisis||A time of intense difficulty or danger.|
The situation has reached crisis point.
|emergency brake||A sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action.|
|exigency||An urgent need or demand.|
The health care exigency.
|extra||Something additional of the same kind.|
She stood under an awning and read the extra.
|extremity||The degree to which something is extreme.|
The extremity of the violence concerns us.
|fallback||An alternative plan that may be used in an emergency.|
The offering will hit the market after a fallback from record highs.
|fill-in||Someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult.|
|hand brake||A card player in a game of bridge.|
|in reserve||A state in midwestern United States.|
|parking brake||The act of maneuvering a vehicle into a location where it can be left temporarily.|
|pinch||An act of pinching someone.|
The pinch of the recession.
|replacement||An event in which one thing is substituted for another.|
The replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood.
|reserve||A member of the military reserve.|
Part of the marshes has been managed to create a splendid reserve full of birds.
|spare||A score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls.|
The wheel s broken and it would be suicide to go on without a spare.
|standby||Something that can be relied on when needed.|
Buses were placed on standby for the journey to London.
|substitute||An athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced.|
A sheriff substitute.
Usage Examples of "Emergency" as a noun
- The hospital treated two hundred emergencies.
- Around 1 in 8 adults have no savings at all, not even an emergency fund.
- Survival packs were carried in case of emergency.
- The governor declared a state of emergency.
- An emergency operation to save his sight.
- A doctor in emergency cleaned the wound.
- He never knew what to do in an emergency.
- Personal alarms for use in an emergency.
Associations of "Emergency" (30 Words)
|ambulance||Convey in an ambulance.|
The ambulance service.
|bleeding||Used for emphasis, or to express annoyance.|
The watch was a bleeding copy.
|brake||Make a moving vehicle slow down or stop by using a brake.|
A brake pedal.
|contingency||A future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty.|
The island s public affairs can occasionally be seen to be invaded by contingency.
|crisis||An unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty.|
The current economic crisis.
|danger||A dangerous place.|
There was a danger he would do the wrong thing.
|dangerous||Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm.|
A dangerous bridge.
|deliverance||Recovery or preservation from loss or danger.|
Prayers for deliverance.
|emergent||An emergent tree or other plant.|
Emergents tower above the top canopy.
|entreaty||An earnest or humble request.|
An entreaty to stop the fighting.
|evacuate||Move people from their homes or country.|
Several families were evacuated from their homes.
|evacuation||The action of emptying the bowels or another bodily organ.|
Those who required an evacuation of retained products.
|exigency||A pressing or urgent situation.|
He put financial exigency before personal sentiment.
The exigent demands of her contemporaries music took a toll on her voice.
|firefighter||A person whose job is to extinguish fires.|
|fireman||A member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires.|
|hospital||An institution providing medical and surgical treatment and nursing care for sick or injured people.|
|immediate||Immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect.|
The immediate vicinity.
|immediately||Without any intervening time or space.|
I rang immediately for an ambulance.
|imperative||Relating to verbs in the imperative mood.|
Free movement of labour was an economic imperative.
|inquest||An inquiry into the cause of an unexpected death.|
An inquest by New York newspapers into a subway fire.
The offence justified instant dismissal.
|medic||A medical practitioner in the armed forces.|
|paramedic||A person trained to give emergency medical care to people who are injured or ill, typically in a setting outside a hospital.|
All ambulances were manned by a nurse or paramedic and a driver.
|pressing||Expressing something strongly or persistently.|
At the pressing of a button.
|prioritize||Assign a priority to.|
The department has failed to prioritize safety within the oil industry.
|suffocation||Difficulty in breathing.|
The occupants died of suffocation inside the airtight compartment.
|tourniquet||Bandage that stops the flow of blood from an artery by applying pressure.|
|urgency||An urgent situation calling for prompt action.|
They departed hurriedly because of some great urgency in their affairs.
|urgent||Of an action or event done or arranged in response to an urgent situation.|
An urgent demand for more state funding.