Definitions for: Importance

[n] the quality of being important and worthy of note; "the importance of a well-balanced diet"
[n] a prominent status; "a person of importance"

Webster (1913) Definition: Im*por"tance, n. [F. importance. See Important.]
1. The quality or state of being important; consequence;
weight; moment; significance.

Thy own importance know, Nor bound thy narrow views
to things below. --Pope.

2. Subject; matter. [Obs.]

Upon importance of so slight and trivial a nature.

3. Import; meaning; significance. [Obs.]

The wisest beholder could not say if the importance
were joy or sorrow. --Shak.

4. Importunity; solicitation. [Obs.]

At our importance hither is he come. --Shak.

Synonyms: grandness

Antonyms: unimportance

See Also: accent, account, emphasis, essentiality, essentialness, greatness, magnitude, momentousness, primacy, prominence, significance, standing, urgency, value, weight

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