Learner's definition of PRIORITY
1 [count] : something that is more important than other things and that needs to be done or dealt with first
Reorganizing the sales force will be a top priority for the new president.
Getting the work done on time is a priority for me.
Exercising is not very high on her list of priorities. [=it's not among the things she thinks are important]
2 priorities [plural], US : the things that someone cares about and thinks are important
He has terrible priorities. [=he doesn't care about the things that are truly important]
You need to get your priorities straight and go back to school. [=you need to realize that going back to school is the most important thing for you to do]
She decided to go to the party instead of studying? Where are her priorities?
3 [noncount] : the condition of being more important than something or someone else and therefore coming or being dealt with first
These problems are important and should be given priority (over others). [=they should be dealt with first]
I know you want to buy a new stereo, but right now, saving for college has to take priority.
Health concerns should have priority over comfort. [=health concerns are more important than comfort]