ambulance

noun am·bu·lance \ ˈam-byə-lən(t)s , -bə- also -ˌlan(t)s \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of ambulance

: a vehicle equipped for transporting the injured or sick

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Origin and Etymology of ambulance

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



AMBULANCE Defined for English Language Learners

ambulance

noun

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

noun am·bu·lance \ ˈam-byə-ləns \

Definition of ambulance for Students

: a vehicle used to carry a sick or injured person

Medical Dictionary

ambulance

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

medical Definition of ambulance

: a vehicle equipped for transporting the injured or sick

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