What does urgent mean?

Definitions for urgent
ˈɜr dʒəntur·gent

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. urgent(Adjective)

    Requiring immediate attention.

    An urgent appeal was sent out for assistance.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Urgent(adj)

    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

How to pronounce urgent?

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How to say urgent in sign language?

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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. Eleni Linos:

    As technology becomes more sophisticated and people start to use their phones interactively for an increasing number of daily tasks, it would not be surprising if they also increasingly turned to electronic devices for help with personal, health and safety issues, the phone user needs to retain the power to choose what happens. Every domestic violence and sexual assault situation is different, and the phone won't know if the abuser suddenly re-enters the room, grabs the phone, or starts listening in. It's tempting to say that the phone should automatically dial 9-1-1, but that could lead to an increase in the number of accidental calls, limit emergency services' capacity to respond to actual urgent calls, and worst of all might tip off the perpetrator that his or her victim is trying to get help.

  2. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    Nowadays this threat is getting extremely urgent in the light of newly revealed facts of repeated use of not only industrial toxic chemicals but also of full-fledged chemical warfare agents by ISIL and other terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, there is a growing danger of similar crimes being committed on the territory of Libya and Yemen as well.

  3. Satoshi Kamayachi:

    There isn't that much capacity (of hospital beds) left in Tokyo, so a (medical collapse) is no longer unforeseeable, the number of patients is clearly rising, so the situation is becoming more urgent.

  4. Pavel Mamai:

    The government needs to understand that if it wants these companies to be run properly, then it needs to create an environment where the new CEOs can function, the CEO changes make the task of fixing Eskom and SAA more urgent.

  5. David Levine:

    Although virtual urgent care and in-person urgent care have not been compared head-to-head, virtual urgent care has its downsides – indirect physical exam, difficult access to testing, and unclear follow-up, while the quality of care is not perfect anywhere, a patient’s primary care doctor should be a person’s first point of contact.

Images & Illustrations of urgent

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