What does priority mean?

Definitions for priority
praɪˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-pri·or·i·ty

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.

    Etymology: From priorite, from prioritas.

  2. priority(Noun)

    A goal of a person or an organisation.

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

    Etymology: From priorite, from prioritas.

  3. priority(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

Editors Contribution

  1. priority

    A task, goal or plan that is actioned in accurate order of justness and fairness.

    Justice and fairness must be the priority for each form of unity government on earth and health and human rights are the first priorities chosen by the people.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 31, 2020  
  2. priority

    A task, goal or plan that is completed in order of required completion date.

    The priority was to ensure they remain united always in their goals for their marriage.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

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

How to pronounce priority?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say priority in sign language?

  1. priority

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

Examples of priority in a Sentence

  1. Rashad Robinson:

    Facebooks governance structure is a threat to the civil rights of its Black users and to the financial interests of its shareholders, lasting change to address the misinformation, discrimination, violent movements and data breaches that put users, especially Black users, at risk cannot be subject to the whims of a single person....Shareholder value is threatened by the companys failure to make fixing civil rights violations an operational priority.

  2. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

    Biotoxins will be one of the top priorities, but not the only priority that we'll be looking at to rule in or rule out whether it's playing a role in this death investigation and these mortalities, both in Canada and the U.S..

  3. Jimmy Carter:

    I fell down and hit my forehead on a sharp edge and had to go to the hospital. And they took 14 stitches in my forehead and my eye is black, as Deanna Congileo've noticed. But I had a number one priority and that was to come to Nashville and build houses.

  4. Missett Nelson:

    Just like it was then, our priority is for Jazzercise to be a place where everyone feels comfortable, can enjoy being active, and is accepted, our classes bring together women of all shapes, sizes and ages. We have grandmas dancing next to teenagers.

  5. An Airbus spokeswoman:

    Safety is our first priority and we will do all that is necessary to get the full picture of what could have led to this tragic accident and take the necessary action.

Images & Illustrations of priority

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