Definitions for urgentˈɜr dʒənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ur•gentˈɜr dʒənt(adj.)

  1. compelling or requiring immediate action or attention; imperative; pressing.

  2. insistent or earnest in solicitation; importunate.

  3. expressed with insistence.

Origin of urgent:

1490–1500; < L urgent-, s. of urgēns, prp. of urgēre to urge


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. urgent(adjective)ˈɜr dʒənt

    needing to be dealt with immediately

    an urgent matter; It's urgent that we solve this problem.; Medical supplies are urgently needed.


  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.

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

Anagrams of urgent

  1. Gunter

Translations for urgent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


needing immediate attention

There is an urgent message for the doctor.

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