priority


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to priority: priority mail, Priority queue

pri·or·i·ty

 (prī-ôr′ĭ-tē, -ŏr′-)
n. pl. pri·or·i·ties
1. Precedence, especially established by order of importance or urgency.
2.
a. An established right to precedence.
b. An authoritative rating that establishes such precedence.
3. A preceding or coming earlier in time.
4. Something afforded or deserving prior attention.

[Middle English priorite, from Old French, from Medieval Latin priōritās, from Latin prior, first; see prior2.]

priority

(praɪˈɒrɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the condition of being prior; antecedence; precedence
2. the right of precedence over others
3. something given specified attention: my first priority.

pri•or•i•ty

(praɪˈɔr ɪ ti, -ˈɒr-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being earlier in time or occurrence.
2. the right to take precedence in obtaining supplies, services, etc., as during a shortage.
3. the right to precede others in order, rank, privilege, etc.; precedence.
4. something given special or prior attention.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.priority - status established in order of importance or urgencypriority - 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"
high status - a position of superior status
back burner - reduced priority; "dozens of cases were put on the back burner"
front burner - top priority; "the work was moved to the front burner in order to meet deadlines"
2.priority - preceding in time
earliness - quality of coming early or earlier in time

priority

noun
1. prime concern, first concern, primary issue, most pressing matter The government's priority should be better health care.
2. precedence, preference, greater importance, primacy, predominance The school gives priority to science and maths.
3. supremacy, rank, the lead, superiority, precedence, prerogative, seniority, right of way, pre-eminence the premise that economic development has priority over the environment

priority

noun
The act, condition, or right of preceding:
Translations
أولَويّات، أفْضَلِيّاتأَوْلَوِيَّةأولَوِيَّه
přednostprioritaprvní úkol
førsteprioritethave fortrinsretprioritet
tärkein asia
prioritet
forgangur
優先
우선순위
priorstvoprvá úloha
prednost
prioritet
สิ่งสำคัญที่สุดที่ต้องจัดการก่อน
öncelikönceliği olan şey
sự ưu tiên

priority

[praɪˈɒrɪtɪ]
A. N
1. (= precedence) → prioridad f
to give sth/sb priority, give priority to sth/sbdar prioridad a algo/algn
to give sth (a) high/low prioritydar mucha/poca importancia a algo
to give sth top prioritydar máxima prioridad a algo
housing must be given top priorityel problema de la vivienda debe tener máxima prioridad
to have or take priority (over sth/sb)tener prioridad (sobre algo/algn)
in (strict) order of prioritypor (estricto) orden de prioridad
2. (= concern, aim) → prioridad f
try to decide what your priorities areintenta establecer tu orden de prioridades
it should be a priority for all of ustiene que ser prioridad de todos nosotros, debería ser lo más importante or lo principal para todos nosotros
to set spending prioritiesrepartir los gastos por orden de prioridad
our first priority is to cut costsnuestra máxima prioridad es reducir los gastos
she made it clear where her priorities laydejó bien claro cuáles eran sus prioridades
to be high/low on sb's list of prioritiesocupar un lugar alto/bajo en el orden de prioridades de algn
my number one or top prioritylo más importante para mí
we must get our priorities righttenemos que tener claro cuáles son nuestras prioridades, tenemos que tener claro qué es lo más importante or lo principal para nosotros
3. (on highway) → preferencia f de paso
drivers on the right have prioritylos conductores de la derecha tienen preferencia de paso
B. CPD priority case Ncaso m prioritario
priority share Nacción f prioritaria
priority treatment Ntrato m preferente

priority

[praɪˈɒrɪti] npriorité f
Food is the main priority → La nourriture est la principale priorité.
Quality is our number one priority → La qualité est notre priorité numéro un.
It's not a priority → Ce n'est pas une priorité.
to have priority over sth/sb (= take precedence) → avoir la priorité sur qch/qn
to take priority over sth/sb (= take precedence) → avoir la priorité sur qch/qn
to have one's priorities right → savoir ordonner ses priorités
to give priority to sth/sb → donner la priorité à qch/qn

priority

nVorrang m, → Priorität f; (= thing having precedence)vorrangige Sache or Angelegenheit; a top priorityeine Sache or Angelegenheit (von) äußerster Dringlichkeit or höchster Priorität; what is your top priority?was steht bei Ihnen an erster Stelle?; it must be given top prioritydas muss vorrangig behandelt werden; to have priorityVorrang or Priorität haben; to give priority to somethingetw vorrangig behandeln, einer Sache (dat)Priorität geben; in strict order of priorityganz nach Dringlichkeit; we must get our priorities rightwir müssen unsere Prioritäten richtig setzen; you’ve got your priorities all wrongdu weißt ja nicht, was wirklich wichtig ist; you should get your priorities rightdu solltest deine Prioritäten finden; high/low on the list of priorities or the priority listoben/unten auf der Prioritätenliste

priority

:
priority share
n (Fin) → Vorzugsaktie f
priority treatment
nVorzugsbehandlung f; to get prioritybevorzugt behandelt werden

priority

[praɪˈɒrɪtɪ] npriorità f inv, precedenza
to have or take priority over sth → avere la precedenza su qc
we must get our priorities right → dobbiamo decidere quali sono le cose più importanti per noi
to treat sth as a priority → dare la precedenza a qc

prior1

(ˈpraiə) adjective
1. already arranged for the same time. a prior engagement.
2. more important. She gave up her job as she felt her family had a prior claim on her attention.
priˈority (-ˈo-)
1. the right to be or go first. An ambulance must have priority over other traffic.
2. (plural priˈorities) something that must be considered or done first. Our (first) priority is to feed the hungry.
prior to
before. Prior to working in America, he had travelled in Europe.

priority

أَوْلَوِيَّة priorita prioritet Priorität προτεραιότητα prioridad tärkein asia priorité prioritet priorità 優先 우선순위 prioriteit prioritet pierwszeństwo prioridade приоритет prioritet สิ่งสำคัญที่สุดที่ต้องจัดการก่อน öncelik sự ưu tiên 优先

priority

n. prioridad, preferencia, precedencia.
References in classic literature ?
Still he has right on his side, and I must give in to priority, as I would expect him to.
Yet, owing to the long priority of his claims, and the profound ignorance which, till some seventy years back, invested the then fabulous and utterly unknown sperm-whale, and which ignorance to this present day still reigns in all but some few scientific retreats and whale-ports; this usurpation has been every way complete.
This particular example is brought into view, not as a proof of any peculiar merit, for the priority in those instances was probably accidental; and still less of any advantage in SEPTENNIAL elections, for when compared with a greater frequency they are inadmissible; but merely as a proof, and I conceive it to be a very substantial proof, that the liberties of the people can be in no danger from BIENNIAL elections.
D'Artagnan declined all others, being unwilling to take the first chance from those who had the priority.
Asmodeus -- that diabolical personage, who would have been created by every fertile imagination if Le Sage had not acquired the priority in his great masterpiece -- would have enjoyed a singular spectacle, if he had lifted up the roof of the little house in the Rue Saint-Germain-des-Pres, while Debray was casting up his figures.
That which is better and more honourable is said to have a natural priority.
Bragelonne was of opinion that the right of priority should be respected, while De Wardes suggested that the town should be sacked.
Both houses are your home, my dear," said he, "but the older Bleak House claims priority.
Priority is a poor recommendation in a husband if he has got no other.
made, not with any pride of priority in trifles, but in simple denial
Letters sent using the Regular timetable take 1 to 2 business days longer to deliver, but cost less than the Priority timetable.
This award is something every Honda dealership in America strives for," said Keith Dennis, General Manager of Priority Honda.

Full browser ?