ambulance

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English[edit]

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Ambulances

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French ambulance, from (hôpital) ambulant (walking, shifting (hospital)), from Latin ambulō (I walk, I go about).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈæm.bjə.ləns/
  • (AAVE, also) IPA(key): /ˈæm.bjəˌlæns/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: am‧bu‧lance

Noun[edit]

ambulance (plural ambulances)

  1. An emergency vehicle designed for transporting seriously ill or injured people to a hospital. [1854[1]]
  2. (military) A mobile field hospital. [1798[1]]
  3. (obsolete, US) A prairie wagon. [Late 19c.[1]]

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  • Hindi: एम्बुलेंस (embulens)

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Verb[edit]

ambulance (third-person singular simple present ambulances, present participle ambulancing, simple past and past participle ambulanced)

  1. (transitive) To transport by ambulance.
    • 1918, Western Surgical Association: Transactions, volume 27, page 66:
      Ambulancing patients with acute obstruction over cobble and rails should not be tolerated; better render the necessary service where the patient is found.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 ambulance” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

Czech[edit]

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ambulance f

  1. ambulance
  2. hospital ward or department that offers outpatient care

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Dutch[edit]

ambulance

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French ambulance.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɑm.byˈlɑn.sə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: am‧bu‧lan‧ce
  • Rhymes: -ɑnsə

Noun[edit]

ambulance f (plural ambulances)

  1. ambulance
    • 1975, Anke de Vries, Het geheim van Mories Besjoer, Lemniscaat, 59.
      Ze beschrijven uitvoerig hoe Maurice te hulp schoot, toen hij gegil hoorde, hoe hij iemand had zien wegvluchten uit de kamer en dat hij het was geweest, die een ambulance had gebeld.
    • 1979, Rubberen Robbie, "De ambulance", Zuipen (CD).
      Twee, drie, weken geleden kwam de ambulance / Bij onze buurman hier net om de hoek

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ambulans, present participle of ambulō (I walk, I go about).

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ambulance f (plural ambulances)

  1. ambulance

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  • Dutch: ambulance (see there for further descendants)

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English ambulance and French ambulance.

Noun[edit]

ambulance f (plural ambulances)

  1. (Jersey) ambulance