What does important mean?

Definitions for important
ɪmˈpɔr tntim·por·tant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. important, of import(adj)

    of great significance or value

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

  2. significant, important(adj)

    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, important(adj)

    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, important(adj)

    having authority or ascendancy or influence

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

  5. important(adj)

    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. important(Adjective)

    Having relevant and crucial value.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Important(verb)

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

  2. Important(verb)

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

  3. Important(verb)

    bearing on; forcible; driving

  4. Important(verb)

    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

How to pronounce important?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say important in sign language?

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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. Michael Thaut:

    When a musical memory is triggered in people with memory disorders, they don't just remember the song, they also usually remember some other autobiographical memories that are connected, they remember at least for a moment where they are and who they are. And that can lead to very good, important moments, sometimes very emotional scenes where there is a reconnect for a moment, a recognition.

  2. Vince Lombardi:

    The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel, are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.

  3. Dima Qato:

    I think we have to keep in mind that while it’s important to improve access to medications, we need to make sure they’re used safely.

  4. Pope Francis:

    Respect for the environment means more than simply using cleaner products or recycling what we use. These are important aspects, but not enough, we need to see, with the eyes of faith, the beauty of God's saving plan, the link between the natural environment and the dignity of the human person.

  5. Von Humboldt:

    Time is the most important thing in human life, for what is pleasure after the departure of time? and the most consolatory, since pain, when pain has passed, is nothing. Time is the wheel-track in which we roll on towards eternity, conducting us to the Incomprehensible. In its progress there is a ripening power, and it ripens us the more, and the more powerfully, when we duly estimate it. Listen to its voice, do not waste it, but regard it as the highest finite good, in which all finite things are resolved.

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