Im*por"tant (?), a. [F. important. See Import, v. t.]


Full of, or burdened by, import; charged with great interests; restless; anxious.


Thou hast strength as much As serves to execute a mind very important. Chapman.


Carrying or possessing weight or consequence; of valuable content or bearing; significant; weighty.

Things small as nothing . . . He makes important. Shak.


Bearing on; forcible; driving.


He fiercely at him flew, And with important outrage him assailed. Spenser.


Importunate; pressing; urgent.



Syn. -- Weighty; momentous; significant; essential; necessary; considerable; influential; serious.


© Webster 1913.

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