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Meaning of important by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( UK ) IPA: /ɪmˈpɔː.tənt/, /ɪmˈpɔː.tn̩t/, X-SAMPA: /Im"pO:t@nt/, /Im"pO:tn=t/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ɪmˈpɔɹtənt/, /ɪmˈpɔɹʔn̩t/, X-SAMPA: /Im"pOrt@nt/, /Im"pOrtn=t/


    important ( comparative more important, superlative most important )

    1. Having relevant and crucial value.


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    • importantly, importantness, unimportant, VIP


Explanation of important by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. of extreme importance

    2. of great significance or value

    3. important people
      the important questions of the day
    4. having or suggesting a consciousness of high position

    5. recited the decree with an important air
      took long important strides in the direction of his office
    6. having authority or ascendancy or influence

    7. an important official
    8. important in effect or meaning

    Definition of important by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Important a. [F. important. See Import, v. t.]
      1. Full of, or burdened by, import; charged with great interests; restless; anxious. [Obs.]

      Thou hast strength as much

      As serves to execute a mind very important. Chapman.

      2. Carrying or possessing weight or consequence; of valuable content or bearing; significant; weighty.

      Things small as nothing . . .

      He makes important. Shak.

      3. Bearing on; forcible; driving. [Obs.]

      He fiercely at him flew,

      And with important outrage him assailed. Spenser.

      4. Importunate; pressing; urgent. [Obs.] Shak.

      Syn. -- Weighty; momentous; significant; essential; necessary; considerable; influential; serious.