from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality or condition of being important; significance.
  • noun Personal status; standing.
  • noun Obsolete Meaning; import.
  • noun Obsolete Importunity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of having much import or moment; consequence; concernment; momentousness.
  • noun Personal consequence or consideration; standing; dignity; social or public position.
  • noun Pretentiousness; pompousness: as, he walked in with an air of great importance.
  • noun Significance; meaning; import.
  • noun A matter of weight or moment.
  • noun [Cf. important, 3.] Importunity; urgency.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being important; consequence; weight; moment; significance.
  • noun obsolete Subject; matter.
  • noun obsolete Import; meaning; significance.
  • noun obsolete Importunity; solicitation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality or condition of being important or worthy of note
  • noun significance or prominence
  • noun personal status or standing

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a prominent status
  • noun the quality of being important and worthy of note


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