from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A specially equipped vehicle used to transport the sick or injured.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An emergency vehicle that transports sick or injured people to a hospital.
- n. A mobile field hospital.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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
- n. An ambulance wagon or cart for conveying the wounded from the field, or to a hospital.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hospital establishment which accompanies an army in its movements in the field for the purpose of providing speedy assistance to soldiers wounded in battle.
- n. A two- or four-wheeled wagon constructed for conveying sick or wounded persons.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a vehicle that takes people to and from hospitals
The idea that the word "ambulance" comes from the Latin word to walk, "ambulare", proved particularly intriguing, as did the fact that the months July and August were named after the first two Roman emperors, Julius Caesar and Augustus.
Jim Louro, a league safety officer for the Jersey Shore Pop Warner Football League, said his league already pays emergency medical technicians to attend games and an ambulance is often on site.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett proposed cuts in ambulance service and layoffs of dozens of fire and rescue workers Tuesday as part of a bid to save $12.9 million this year in case a referendum on a county ambulance fee passes in November.
But his breathing had become so labored she called an ambulance.
They called an ambulance, and it came screaming up to the house with its sirens on.
Nick told me what had happened and we called an ambulance.
Until one morning my father grabbed at his chest, and opened his mouth like he was choking, and we called the ambulance, which arrived quickly, despite the rush-hour traffic, despite the twenty-five-mile-an-hour speed limit on our street.
I called the ambulance and made arrangements for child care.
I was confronted with the same sob story at the Memaloose rest stop on July 4th - car crash, husband in ambulance, abandoned children on the side of freeway, "just need $40."
When he can't do it himself he says, from the grass go get your mother, more tired than angry which is what I expected him to be, and then I run, and then she calls the ambulance since she can't drive, and the ambulance takes them to the hospital.
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