Important meaning

ĭm-pôrtnt
Meaning a great deal; having much significance, consequence, or value.
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(obsolete) Importunate.
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Having or suggesting a consciousness of high position or authority; authoritative.

Recited the decree with an important air.

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Having relevant and crucial value.

It is very important to give your daughter independence in her life so she learns from experience.

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Having, or acting as if having, power, authority, influence, high position, etc.
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Having high social rank or influence; prominent.

Government leaders and other important people.

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The definition of important is having great significance or consequence.

An example of important events are the consequences of World War II.

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Strongly affecting the course of events or the nature of things; significant.

An important message that must get through; close friends who are important to me.

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Origin of important

  • Middle English from Old French from Medieval Latin importāns important- present participle of importāre to mean from Latin to import import

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French important, from Latin importans

    From Wiktionary