What does urgent mean?

Definitions for urgent
ˈɜr dʒəntur·gent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pressing, urgentadjective

    compelling immediate action

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

Wiktionary

  1. urgentadjective

    Requiring immediate attention.

    An urgent appeal was sent out for assistance.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Urgentadjective

    Etymology: urgent, Fr. urgens, Lat.

    Things so ordained are to be kept; howbeit not necessarily, any longer than till there grow some urgent cause to ordain the contrary. Richard Hooker, b. iv.

    Not alone
    The death of Fulvia, but more urgent touches,
    Do strongly speak t’ us. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.

    This ever hath been that true cause of more wars, than upon all other occasions, though it least partakes of the urgent necessity of state. Walter Raleigh.

    Let a father seldom strike, but upon very urgent necessity, and as the last remedy. John Locke, on Education.

    The Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out in haste. Exod. xii. 33.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Urgentadjective

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

Freebase

  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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of urgent in a Sentence

  1. Chris Wheeler:

    His urgent jobs are continuing to reduce the capital tied up in the business, how to push up the RoE (return on equity) and push down costs, and what to be thinking about in terms of the mix of the business.

  2. Courtnei Caldwell:

    The biggest issue we're having is( the governor) is acting as if this is not urgent, but for folks who don't have that right to vote, this is urgent.

  3. Demetre Daskalakis:

    It is possible the current case count represents the tip of the iceberg, there are likely many more undiagnosed cases in the community. We are concerned that transmission is ongoing and that the number of people with HIV will continue to increase unless urgent action is taken.

  4. Nils Melzer:

    My most urgent concern is that, in the United States, Mr. Assange would be exposed to a real risk of serious violations of his human rights, including his freedom of expression, his right to a fair trial and the prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    This document prompts serious and urgent questions about the timing, manner and justification of the Administration's decision to engage in hostilities against Iran.

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