Definition of ambulance in English:


Syllabification: am·bu·lance
Pronunciation: /ˈambyələns


A vehicle specially equipped for taking sick or injured people to and from the hospital, especially in emergencies.
More example sentences
  • Six to seven emergency vehicles and four ambulances are also provided.
  • An additional phase of the new development could incorporate other emergency services such as ambulances and coastguard.
  • We assume all duties which are carried out by our ambulance service are emergencies.


early 19th century: French, from hôpital ambulant 'mobile (horse-drawn) field hospital', from Latin ambulant- 'walking' (see ambulant).

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