Meaning of “priority” - Learner’s Dictionary

priority

noun uk us /praɪˈɒrəti/

B2 [ C ] something that is very important and that must be dealt with before other things:

My first/top priority is to find somewhere to live.
give priority to sth

to consider that something is more important than other things and deal with it first

have/take priority (over sth)

to be more important than other things and to be dealt with first:

His job seems to take priority over everything else.

(Definition of “priority” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)