im·por·tant /ɪmˈpɔrtṇt, ||tənt, dənt/
1. Full of, or burdened by, import; charged with great interests; restless; anxious. [Obs.]
Thou hast strength as much
As serves to execute a mind very important. --Chapman.
2. Carrying or possessing weight or consequence; of valuable content or bearing; significant; weighty.
Things small as nothing . . .
He makes important. --Shak.
3. Bearing on; forcible; driving. [Obs.]
He fiercely at him flew,
And with important outrage him assailed. --Spenser.
4. Importunate; pressing; urgent. [Obs.]
Syn: -- Weighty; momentous; significant; essential; necessary; considerable; influential; serious.
adj 1: of great significance or value; "important people"; "the
important questions of the day" [syn: of import]
2: important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax
laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a
significant contribution"; "significant details";
"statistically significant" [syn: significant] [ant: insignificant]
3: of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis;
"a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a
crucial issue for women" [syn: crucial] [ant: noncrucial]
4: having authority or ascendancy or influence; "an important
official"; "the captain's authoritative manner" [syn: authoritative]
5: having or suggesting a consciousness of high position;
"recited the decree with an important air"; "took long
important strides in the direction of his office"