im·por·tance /ɪmˈpɔrtṇ(t)s, ||tən(t)s, dən(t)s/
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. --Shak.
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.
n 1: the quality of being important and worthy of note; "the
importance of a well-balanced diet" [ant: unimportance]
2: a prominent status; "a person of importance" [syn: grandness]