What does priority mean?

Definitions for prioritypraɪˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word priority.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. precedence, precedency, priority(noun)

    status established in order of importance or urgency

    "...its precedence as the world's leading manufacturer of pharmaceuticals"; "national independence takes priority over class struggle"

  2. priority, antecedence, antecedency, anteriority, precedence, precedency(noun)

    preceding in time

Wiktionary

  1. priority(Noun)

    An item's relative importance.

    He set his e-mail message's priority to high.

  2. priority(Noun)

    A goal of a person or an organisation.

    She needs to get her priorities straight and stop playing games.

  3. priority(Noun)

    A superior claim to use by virtue of being validly published at an earlier date.

  4. Origin: From priorite, from prioritas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Priority(adj)

    the quality or state of being prior or antecedent in time, or of preceding something else; as, priority of application

  2. Priority(adj)

    precedence; superior rank

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'priority' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3065

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'priority' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2447

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'priority' in Nouns Frequency: #865

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of priority in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of priority in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dan Quayle:

    For NASA, space is still a high priority.

  2. Trey Gowdy:

    I never say what the priority is; it's all a priority.

  3. Robin Norwood:

    Make your own recovery the first priority in your life.

  4. William Arthur Ward:

    Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority.

  5. J. K. Rowling:

    His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even... knowledge, was foolproof.

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