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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Important  \Im*por"tant\,  a.  [F.  important.  See  {Import},  v.  t.] 
  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.]  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Weighty;  momentous;  significant;  essential;  necessary; 
  considerable;  influential;  serious. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  important 
  adj  1:  of  great  significance  or  value;  "important  people";  "the 
  important  questions  of  the  day"  [syn:  {of  import}] 
  [ant:  {unimportant}] 
  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" 




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