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Definition of emergency:

  1. An unforeseen occurrence or combination of circumstances which calls for immediate action or remedy; pressing necessity; exigency.
  2. Sudden or unexpected appearance; an unforeseen occurrence; a sudden occasion.

Synonyms:

soupcon, requirement, red alert, misadventure, fatality, requisite, distress, taking into custody, necessity, sine qua non, catch, quandary, tweak, unscheduled, emergency brake, unfore, pressing necessity, dilemma, unavoidableness, apprehension, impasse, mite, turn of events, parking brake, collar, n occurrence, compulsion, want, pinch, pretty pass, jot, plight, pass, need, tinge, exigency, indispensability, difficulty, clutch, hand brake, flash point, arrest, destiny, tension, touch, hint, politics, danger, contingency, fate, indispensableness, pressure, juncture, extremity, fix, safety, urgency, speck, essential.

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