- The definition of importance is the significance of a person, thing or idea.
An example of importance is bringing a swim suit to a pool party if you want to swim.
- the state or quality of being important; significance; consequence
- a matter or consequence
- import, or meaning
Origin of importanceMiddle French ; from OIt importanza
- The quality or condition of being important; significance.
- Personal status; standing: people of great importance.
- Obsolete Meaning; import.
- Obsolete Importunity.
From Middle French importance, from Medieval Latin importantia