emer·gen·cy /ɪˈmɝʤənsɪ/ 名詞
備用; 緊急 EM
E·mer·gen·cy n.; pl. Emergencies
1. Sudden or unexpected appearance; an unforeseen occurrence; a sudden occasion.
Most our rarities have been found out by casual emergency. --Glanvill.
2. An unforeseen occurrence or combination of circumstances which calls for immediate action or remedy; pressing necessity; exigency.
To whom she might her doubts propose,
On all emergencies that rose. --Swift.
A safe counselor in most difficult emergencies. --Brougham.
Syn: -- Crisis; conjuncture; exigency; pinch; strait; necessity.
n 1: a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that
requires immediate action; "he never knew what to do in
an emergency" [syn: exigency, pinch]
2: a state in which martial law applies; "the governor declared
a state of emergency"
3: a brake operated by hand; usually operates by mechanical
linkage [syn: hand brake, emergency brake, parking