from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. 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.
- adj. Having or suggesting a consciousness of high position or authority; authoritative: recited the decree with an important air.
- adj. Obsolete Importunate.
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- adj. Having relevant and crucial value.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of, or burdened by, import; charged with great interests; restless; anxious.
- adj. Carrying or possessing weight or consequence; of valuable content or bearing; significant; weighty.
- adj. Bearing on; forcible; driving.
- adj. Importunate; pressing; urgent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of much import; bearing weight or consequence; momentous; grave; significant.
- Consequential; pretentious; pompous: as, an important manner.
- [Appar. confused with importunate. Cf. importunate, 1.] Importunate; eager; pressing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having authority or ascendancy or influence
- adj. having or suggesting a consciousness of high position
- adj. of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis
- adj. of great significance or value
- adj. important in effect or meaning
Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin importāns, important-, present participle of importāre, to mean, from Latin, to import; see import.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)