What does urgent mean?

Definitions for urgent
ˈɜr dʒəntur·gent

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word urgent.

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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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Leader McConnell:

    As soon as the partisan impeachment votes had finished, the prosecutors began to develop cold feet. Instead of sending the articles to the Senate, they flinched, the same people who just spent weeks screaming that impeachment was so serious and so urgent that it couldn't wait for due process now decided it could wait indefinitely while they checked the political winds and looked for some new talking points.

  2. Cindy Sheehan:

    With the new authorization to use military force being requested by the President to Congress, it was urgent to come to Washington, D.C. We're in opposition to that.

  3. Carolyn Fairbairn:

    We really need a decision on airport capacity, it's urgent and it's not optional.

  4. The WJRO Taylor:

    [S]ome countries, particularly Poland, have not yet addressed the legacy of property looted during the Holocaust, it is urgent that countries provide restitution or compensation now, while the remaining survivors are alive to benefit.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of urgent

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