What does the word emergency mean?

Usage examples for emergency

  1. Rather, we offered all night emergency service and I slept there to serve anyone who was caught in an emergency. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  2. Young Temujin depended chiefly on his mother for guidance and direction in this emergency. – Genghis Khan, Makers of History Series by Jacob Abbott
  3. With a certain satisfaction he noticed that she permitted him, without comment, to bring in the castle thus and to drop it the moment the emergency had passed. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie