[im-pawr-tnt] /ɪmˈpɔr tnt/
of much or great significance or consequence:
an important event in world history.
mattering much (usually followed by to):
details important to a fair decision.
entitled to more than ordinary consideration or notice:
an important exception.
prominent or large:
He played an important part in national politics.
of considerable influence or authority, as a person or position:
an important scientist.
having social position or distinction, as a person or family:
When speaking, he assumes an important attitude that offends his audience.
of great significance or value; outstanding: Voltaire is an important writer
of social significance; notable; eminent; esteemed: an important man in the town
(when postpositive) usually foll by to. specially relevant or of great concern (to); valued highly (by): your wishes are important to me
an obsolete word for importunate
mid-15c., from Middle French important and directly from Medieval Latin importantem (nominative importans), present participle of importare “be significant in,” from Latin importare “bring in” (see import). Related: Importantly.
Impressive; imposing; heavy, serious: wear short dresses made of metal and leather and have important hair (1980s+)
- Important money
Related Terms heavy money
[im-pawr-tey-shuh n, -pohr-] /ˌɪm pɔrˈteɪ ʃən, -poʊr-/ noun 1. the act of . 2. something . /ˌɪmpɔːˈteɪʃən/ noun 1. the act, business, or process of importing goods or services 2. an imported product or service n. c.1600; see import (v.) + -ation.
[verb im-pawrt, -pohrt; noun im-pawrt, -pohrt] /verb ɪmˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt; noun ˈɪm pɔrt, -poʊrt/ verb (used with object) 1. to bring in (merchandise, commodities, workers, etc.) from a foreign country for use, sale, processing, reexport, or services. 2. to bring or introduce from one use, connection, or relation into another: foreign bodies imported into the blood; […]
[im-pawr-tee, -pohr-] /ˌɪm pɔrˈti, -poʊr-/ noun 1. an person or thing.