emergencynoun [C or U]uk /ɪˈmɜː.dʒən.si/ us /-ˈmɝː-/
- During the emergency many staff volunteered to work through the weekend.
- Grandma always kept a bit of money tucked away in case there was an emergency.
- You can land a plane on water in an emergency.
- I always keep a blanket and a toolkit in the trunk for emergencies.
- 20 million people face starvation unless a vast emergency aid programme is launched.