What does important mean?

Definitions for important
ɪmˈpɔr tntim·por·tant

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word important.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. important, of importadjective

    of great significance or value

    "important people"; "the important questions of the day"

  2. significant, importantadjective

    important in effect or meaning

    "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant"

  3. crucial, importantadjective

    of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis

    "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women"

  4. authoritative, importantadjective

    having authority or ascendancy or influence

    "an important official"; "the captain's authoritative manner"

  5. importantadjective

    having or suggesting a consciousness of high position

    "recited the decree with an important air"; "took long important strides in the direction of his office"

Wiktionary

  1. importantadjective

    Having relevant and crucial value.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Importantadjective

    Etymology: important, French.

    The most important and pressing care of a new and vigorous king was his marriage, for mediate establishment of the royal line. Henry Wotton.

    This superadds treachery to the crime: 'tis the falsifying the most important trust. Decay of Piety.

    O then, what interest shall I make
    To save my last important stake,
    When the most just have cause to quake. Wentworth Dillon.

    The great important end that God designs it for, the government of mankind, sufficiently shews the necessity of its being rooted deep in the heart, and put beyond the danger of being torn up by any ordinary violence. South.

    Examine how the fashionable practice of the world can be reconciled to the important doctrine of our religion. John Rogers.

    Important truths still let your fables hold,
    And moral mysteries with art unfold. George Granville.

    Th' important hour had pass'd unheeded by. Irene.

    He fiercely at him flew,
    And with important outrage him assail'd;
    Who soon prepar'd to field, his sword forth drew,
    And him with equal value countervail'd. Fairy Queen.

    Great France
    My mourning and important tears hath pitied. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Importantverb

    full of, or burdened by, import; charged with great interests; restless; anxious

  2. Importantverb

    carrying or possessing weight or consequence; of valuable content or bearing; significant; weighty

  3. Importantverb

    bearing on; forcible; driving

  4. Importantverb

    importunate; pressing; urgent

Editors Contribution

  1. important

    Data, facts, information, research or statistics a person, business, form of unity government, group or organization is made aware of.

    The new training dates were posted on the website and emailed to all athletes as some had changed and it was important they were communicated and seen.


    Submitted by MaryC on May 19, 2016  


  2. important

    Information communicated that requires action or attention.

    The government ensured the new tax rules were communicated across the media and emailed to all registered business and individuals as they were important.


    Submitted by MaryC on May 19, 2016  


  3. important

    The well-being of a person we love.

    We place the important value of every human being on planet earth.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 26, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'important' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #212

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'important' in Written Corpus Frequency: #338

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'important' in Adjectives Frequency: #12

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of important in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of important in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of important in a Sentence

  1. Tiffanie Boyd:

    Vaccination is essential in the fight against the pandemic, and we are actively encouraging McDonald’semployees to take this important step. We will provide four hours of paid time to crew at McDonald’s corporate-owned US restaurants and to US corporate employees who receive the vaccine, ensuring widespread availability and access to the vaccine will require extraordinary partnerships between businesses, governments and community and health organizations, and we’re engaging with government officials and our partners to understand where McDonald’s can further support this work.

  2. Jim Bridenstine:

    That particular path that put NASA on the exploration [science] and discovery [has] not changed, nASA has hundreds of billions of dollars of assets in orbit, and we have human lives in orbit. Space is so important to the human condition on Earth. We are now at a point if we were to lose space, it would be an existential threat to the United States of America, and what that means is: it has to be defended.

  3. Kevan Gosper:

    For a country as big and important in world affairs, let alone sport, as Russia, I would rather see a solution to what's been happening and a change of heart, a change of culture and a commitment to the future and still see them participate rather than be excluded, i think exclusion gets you nowhere. But it's up to the IAAF itself to make that judgment. They've got a very good process of investigation so I'll observe that and see what comes out of it.

  4. Catherine Falconer:

    It is important to stress that physical activity incorporates all different forms of movement and that people do not have to participate in structured exercise to be sufficiently active, whatever you can do to increase the amount of physical activity you do and reduce the length of time sitting will have an impact on your diabetes and general health.

  5. Andrew Lipow:

    To put things in context, if we were to look at Iran in total, it's exporting roughly 2.2 million barrels a day of sales, of which half is going to both China and India, it's very important for the U.S. to get India on board with the sanctions policy.

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