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important - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'important' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Important [ v. t.]
- Full of, or burdened by, import; charged with great interests; restless; anxious.
- Carrying or possessing weight or consequence; of valuable content or bearing; significant; weighty.
- Bearing on; forcible; driving.
- Importunate; pressing; urgent.

Meaning of 'important' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . important [ a]
Meaning (1):
- of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis
Example in sentence:
  • a crucial election;
  • a crucial issue for women;
  • a crucial moment in his career
Meaning (2):
- important in effect or meaning
Example in sentence:
  • a significant change in tax laws;
  • a significant change in the Constitution;
  • a significant contribution;
  • significant details;
  • statistically significant
Meaning (3):
- of great significance or value
Example in sentence:
  • important people;
  • the important questions of the day
4 . important [ s]
Meaning (4):
- having authority or ascendancy or influence
Example in sentence:
  • an important official;
  • the captain's authoritative manner
Meaning (5):
- having or suggesting a consciousness of high position
Example in sentence:
  • recited the decree with an important air;
  • took long important strides in the direction of his office