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Ambulances

Etymology

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Borrowed from French ambulance, which replaced French (hôpital) ambulant (walking, shifting (hospital)) via the suffix -ance, from Latin ambulō (I walk, I go about).[1]

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈæm.bjə.ləns/
  • (African-American Vernacular, also Southern American English) IPA(key): /ˈæm.bjəˌlæns/
  • Audio (US):(file)
  • Hyphenation: am‧bu‧lance

Noun

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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]]

Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Baharna Arabic: عمبلوص (ʕambalūṣ)
  • Hindi: एम्बुलेंस (embulẽs)
  • Swahili: ambulensi

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Verb

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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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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “ambulance”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Czech

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Noun

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ambulance f

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

Declension

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  • ambulance in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • ambulance in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French ambulance.

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Noun

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ambulance c (singular definite ambulancen, plural indefinite ambulancer)

  1. ambulance

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Dutch

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ambulance

Etymology

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Borrowed from French ambulance.

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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ambulance f (plural ambulances)

  1. ambulance
    Synonyms: ziekenauto, ziekenwagen
    • 1975, Anke de Vries, Het geheim van Mories Besjoer, Lemniscaat, section 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.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
    • 1979, Rubberen Robbie, "De ambulance", Zuipen (CD).
      Twee, drie, weken geleden kwam de ambulance / Bij onze buurman hier net om de hoek
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

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French

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Etymology

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From Latin ambulāns, present participle of ambulō (to walk, to go about).

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ambulance f (plural ambulances)

  1. ambulance

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Norman

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English ambulance and French ambulance.

Noun

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ambulance f (plural ambulances)

  1. (Jersey) ambulance