Important

  • 1 important — important, ante [ ɛ̃pɔrtɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1476; it. importante → importance I ♦ (Choses) 1 ♦ Qui importe; qui a beaucoup d intérêt, de grandes conséquences. ⇒ considérable, grand. Question importante. ⇒ majeur. Rôle important. Extrêmement… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 important — important, ante (in por tan, tan t ) adj. 1°   Qui importe, qui est de conséquence, qui est considérable. Il est important de se hâter. •   Une perte si importante, VAUGEL. Q. C. p. 180. •   Un mot important pour ton bien, Et qui peut établir ton …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 important — IMPORTÁNT, Ă, importanţi, te, adj. Care are însemnătate, valoare; însemnat. ♦ (Despre persoane) De vază; remarcabil, ilustru. ♦ (ir.) Care se crede om de seamă; plin de aroganţă, îngâmfat. – Din fr. important. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa:… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 4 important — Important, [import]ante. adj. Qui importe, qui est de consequence, qui est considerable. Discours important, mot important, parole importante. cette affaire est fort importante. la faute que vous avez faite est plus importante que vous ne pensez …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 important — important, importantly Both words have a special elliptical use dating from the 1930s, in which one or other stands by itself (or qualified by more, most, etc.) as a kind of sentence adverb: • Perhaps more importantly, income not applied to… …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 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.] [1913 Webster] Thou hast strength as much As serves to execute a mind very important. Chapman. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 important — (adj.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. important and directly from M.L. importantem (nom. importans), prp. of importare be significant in, from L. importare bring in (see IMPORT (Cf. import)). Related: Importantly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 important — [adj1] valuable, substantial big, big league*, chief, considerable, conspicuous, critical, crucial, decisive, determining, earnest, essential, esteemed, exceptional, exigent, extensive, far reaching, foremost, front page*, grave, great, heavy,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 important — I (urgent) adjective acute, called for, clamant, clamorous, cogent, compelling, critical, crucial, crying, demanding attention, driving, essential, exigent, high priority, impelling, imperative, importunate, in demand, indispensable, inescapable …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 important — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of great significance or value. 2) having high rank or social status. DERIVATIVES importance noun importantly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 important — [im pôrt′ nt] adj. [Fr < OIt importante < ML importans, prp. of importare: see IMPORT] 1. meaning a great deal; having much significance, consequence, or value 2. having, or acting as if having, power, authority, influence, high position,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 important — im|por|tant W1S1 [ımˈpo:tənt US o:r ] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: Old Italian importante carrying a meaning, significant , from Latin importare; IMPORT2] 1.) an important event, decision, problem etc has a big effect or influence on… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 important — adj. 1) important for (irrigation is important for farming) 2) important to (winning the contest was very important to her) 3) important to + inf. (it is important to study hard) 4) important that + clause; subj. (it is important that everyone… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 important */*/*/ — UK [ɪmˈpɔː(r)t(ə)nt] / US [ɪmˈpɔrt(ə)nt] adjective Metaphor: Being important is like being large or heavy. Being unimportant is like being small or light. This is a big opportunity for me. ♦ He is the greatest writer of the twentieth century. ♦… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 IMPORTANT — ANTE. adj. Qui importe, qui est de conséquence, qui est considérable, d un grand intérêt. Avis, conseil important. Service important. Dans les occasions importantes. Mot important. Parole importante. Question importante. Cette affaire est fort… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 16 important — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem, sound ▪ Someone left a message for you it sounded important. ▪ become ▪ remain ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 important — im|por|tant [ ım pɔrtnt ] adjective *** 1. ) something that is important has a major effect on someone or something, for example because it affects someone s life or the way a situation develops: Music was an important part of the life of the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 important*/*/*/ — [ɪmˈpɔːt(ə)nt] adj 1) something that is important has a major effect on someone or something Music was an important part of the life of the community.[/ex] Winning the game yesterday was important for us.[/ex] Your interest and support are… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 important — importantly, adv. /im pawr tnt/, adj. 1. of much or great significance or consequence: an important event in world history. 2. mattering much (usually fol. by to): details important to a fair decision. 3. entitled to more than ordinary… …

    Universalium

  • 20 important — adjective 1 an important event, decision, problem etc has a big effect or influence on people s lives or on events in the future: a very important meeting | Listen everyone, I ve got some important news! | it is important to do sth: It is… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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