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
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    Australian
    Veena
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How to say priority in sign language?

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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. Melina Jampolis:

    I believe initiatives and interventions like this should be a priority not only in the school setting, but could also be extended to the home and restaurant setting to combat our obesogenic environment and give our country's youth the best chance at fighting the obesity epidemic and avoiding a lifetime of obesity-related diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, depression, joint disease and certain types of cancer.

  2. Steve Vickers:

    I suggest we look very carefully and calmly at this case before we afford this incident too much priority or seek to amend the Hong Kong threat profile, the timing of the arrests is obviously of interest: especially in this politically charged week before the LegCo vote.

  3. Alison Prost:

    The Chesapeake Bay lost a champion today, while there were many issues that were near and dear to Speaker Busch, he elevated saving the Bay to a priority for the General Assembly, and legislators followed his lead.

  4. Chief Business Officer Brooks Entwistle:

    We have talked about West Africa today as being a big growth priority for us and launch priority for us moving forward.

  5. Alodokter Chief Executive Nathanael Faibis:

    As hospitals are already packed, the government wants to ensure only priority patients are going to emergency rooms and that patients who don't urgently need hospitalisation can be helped online.

Images & Illustrations of priority

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