ambulance

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noun am·bu·lance \ˈam-byə-lən(t)s, -bə- also -ˌlan(t)s\

Definition of ambulance

  1. :  a vehicle equipped for transporting the injured or sick

Origin and Etymology of ambulance

French, from (hôpital) ambulant, literally, ambulant field hospital, from ambulant itinerant, from Latin ambulant-, ambulans, present participle of ambulare


First Known Use: 1809



AMBULANCE Defined for English Language Learners

ambulance

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noun am·bu·lance \ˈam-byə-lən(t)s, -bə- also -ˌlan(t)s\

Definition of ambulance for English Language Learners

  • : a vehicle used for taking hurt or sick people to the hospital especially in emergencies


AMBULANCE Defined for Kids

ambulance

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noun am·bu·lance \ˈam-byə-ləns\

Definition of ambulance for Students

  1. :  a vehicle used to carry a sick or injured person


Medical Dictionary

ambulance

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noun am·bu·lance \ˈam-b(y)ə-lən(t)s also -ˌlan(t)s\

Medical Definition of ambulance

  1. :  a vehicle equipped for transporting the injured or sick


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