Noun Ambulance Definition and Examples


Noun:

Ambulance

Pronunciation:

/ˈambjʊl(ə)ns/

Definition:
1.

noun

A vehicle equipped for taking sick or injured people to and from hospital, especially in emergencies.
  1. 'he taken by ambulance to the district hospital'
  2. 'We assume all duties which are carried out by our ambulance service are emergencies.'
  3. 'An emergency room with no more beds will close to ambulances and divert them to another hospital.'
  4. 'Six ambulances removed the injured to hospital, while a number of people were treated at the scene for shock.'
  5. 'The authors concluded that unnecessary use of emergency ambulances would decline if alternatives were provided.'
  6. 'Within three minutes of the call there was an ambulance vehicle at the scene.'
  7. 'She was taken to hospital in an ambulance suffering a broken neck but later died.'
  8. 'One option would be to improve the response time of ambulances to emergency calls.'
  9. 'He was rushed to Southend Hospital by ambulance where he received emergency surgery.'
  10. 'He was stretchered into an ambulance and taken to hospital where he will remain overnight.'
  11. 'The patient in the ambulance and a paramedic who was in the back of it were taken to hospital in a second ambulance.'

verb

Convey in an ambulance.
  1. 'He was ambulanced to hospital and found to have brain haemorrhage.'
  2. 'He called his wife and subsequently was ambulanced to the emergency room.'
  3. 'Each day after the treatment they would ambulance him from the cancer center to Pocono Hospital across the street and then return him the next day.'
  4. 'Jeff got him in the car, and eventually they had to ambulance him to a hospital for cleanup and stitches.'
((n.) A field hospital, so organized as to follow an army in its movements, and intended to succor the wounded as soon as possible. Often used adjectively; as, an ambulance wagon; ambulance stretcher; ambulance corps.|--|(n.) An ambulance wagon or cart for conveying the wounded from the field, or to a hospital.|--|)


noun

1. a specially equipped motor vehicle, airplane, ship, etc., for carrying sick or injured people, usually to a hospital.

2. (formerly) a field hospital.


Examples:

"There can be ambulance crews."
"There can be ambulance workers."
"There can be ambulance staffs."
"There can be ambulance officers."
"There can be ambulance drivers."
"There can be ambulance people."
"There can be ambulance stations."
"There can be ambulance sirens."
"There can be ambulance spokesmen."
"There can be ambulance disputes."
"There can be ambulance trains."
"There can be ambulance officials."
"There can be ambulance volunteers."
"There can be ambulance personnels."
"There can be ambulance works."
"There can be ambulance unions."
"There can be ambulance operators."
"There can be ambulance companies."
"There can be ambulance centres."
"There can be ambulance attendants."

Origin:
Early 19th century: French, from hôpital ambulant ‘mobile (horse-drawn) field hospital’, from Latin ambulant- ‘walking’ (see ambulant).

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