Importance is the state of being greatly significant. If you're invited to your cousin's wedding and your friend's circus themed birthday party on the same day, you'll have to decide which event has more importance to you.


The quality or state of being important; consequence; weight; moment; significance.

the quality of being important and worthy of note; "the importance of a well-balanced diet"

a prominent status; "a person of importance"

The quality or state of being important; consequence; weight; moment; significance.

Subject; matter.

Import; meaning; significance.

Importunity; solicitation.


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.
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.
4. Importunity; solicitation. [Obs.]
At our importance hither is he come.

The quality or state of being important; consequence; weight; moment; significance.


Usage Examples

American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age.

A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.

American business has just forgotten the importance of selling.

A guy named Charlie Beacham was my first mentor at Ford. He taught me the importance of the dealers, and he rubbed my nose in the retail business.

Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance.

As problems like identity theft become more prevalent, now more than ever, Americans need to take their financial health seriously - and this information is of the utmost importance.

Although I do not have a family, I have eyes, ears and imagination, and know, as most people know, that the importance of one's children is paramount.

A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance.

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Other Usage Examples

But the scientific importance of a change in knowledge of fact consists precisely in j its having consequences for a system of theory.

And that is why marriage and family law has emphasized the importance of marriage as the foundation of family, addressing the needs of children in the most positive way.

As a player, I was fortunate to work with coaching and medical staffs that underscored the importance of utilizing injury prevention exercises, which contributed to my healthy and long playing career.

Churchill knew the importance of peace, and he also knew the price of it. Churchill finally got his voice, of course. He stressed strategy, but it was his voice that armed England at last with the old-fashioned moral concepts of honor and duty, justice and mercy.

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.

As a former teacher and a mother and grandmother, I know firsthand the importance of a quality education.

Agency by agency, we frequently have lost a bit of ground, at least to inflation-but had it not been for the efforts we've made to educate people about the importance of science, technology and advanced education, those predictions very well might have come true.

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.


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