What does urgent mean?

Definitions for urgentˈɜr dʒənt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pressing, urgent(adj)

    compelling immediate action

    "too pressing to permit of longer delay"; "the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'"; "bridges in urgent need of repair"


  1. urgent(Adjective)

    Requiring immediate attention.

    An urgent appeal was sent out for assistance.

  2. Origin: Latin urgentem ('pressing') from urgere ('to press').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Urgent(adj)

    urging; pressing; besetting; plying, with importunity; calling for immediate attention; instantly important


  1. Urgent

    "Urgent" is a song by the Anglo-American rock band Foreigner, and the first single from their hit album 4 in 1981.

Editors Contribution

  1. urgent

    An act, action, answer, obligation or response that is placed in first priority to be achieved with immediate effect or today according to the agreement, contract, need, requirement or obligation .

    Many different systems within society have the intelligence, knowledge and systems to give an urgent response where it is appropriate and needed.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'urgent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4290

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'urgent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4303

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'urgent' in Adjectives Frequency: #569


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of urgent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of urgent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Song Young-gil:

    It's not urgent, the more urgent critical thing is how we can prevent (North Korean) nuclear testing, the sixth test.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.

  3. Thorbjoern Jagland:

    The situation in Ukraine is now very volatile, it is urgent that they establish a new government and even more urgent that they speed up the reform process.

  4. Tony Abbott:

    But frankly, this government's absolute fundamental priority ... is to get the most urgent budget measures through and by far the most urgent budget measure is the small business budget boost.

  5. Jose Ortega y Gasset:

    We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its coerciveness it is always urgent, 'here and now,' without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us point-blank.

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