• "'Would you take a message of importance for me?'"
    "'Would you take a message of importance for me?'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n importance the quality of being important and worthy of note "the importance of a well-balanced diet"
    • n importance a prominent status "a person of importance"
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

The majority of the locks and keys used in the early houses were imported from England The majority of the locks and keys used in the early houses were imported from England
Earthenware vessels used for the storage of foods. Some were made at Jamestown, some were imported from England Earthenware vessels used for the storage of foods. Some were made at Jamestown, some were imported from England

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1990, over 4 billion dollars of coffee was imported into the United States.
    • Importance Import; meaning; significance. "The wisest beholder could not say if the importance were joy or sorrow."
    • Importance Importunity; solicitation. "At our importance hither is he come."
    • Importance Subject; matter. "Upon importance of so slight and trivial a nature."
    • Importance The quality or state of being important; consequence; weight; moment; significance. "Thy own importance know,
      Nor bound thy narrow views to things below."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Japan is the world's leading importer of iron ore.
    • n importance The quality of having much import or moment; consequence; concernment; momentousness.
    • n importance Personal consequence or consideration; standing; dignity; social or public position.
    • n importance Pretentiousness; pompousness: as, he walked in with an air of great importance.
    • n importance Significance; meaning; import.
    • n importance A matter of weight or moment.
    • n importance [Cf. important, 3.] Importunity; urgency.
    • ***


  • John Cassis
    John Cassis
    “It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.”
  • Wallace Stevens
    “One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there are so many more important things to be.”
  • Les Brown
    “It's important to me that money not be important to me.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “When I was young I used to think that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old, I know it is.”
  • Francie Larrieu Smith
    Francie Larrieu Smith
    “The most important thing about motivation is goal setting. You should always have a goal.”
  • Queen Victoria
    “The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. importance,. See Important


In literature:

It is important to know what the phenomena are, but it is yet more important to know how?
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
An important group of poisons may be classed under this head.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
But there is a still more important distinction in the nature of the things they deal with.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
Nothing is important enough to put in, if it is not important enough to have its character and its purpose in the picture understood.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
I have used this instance of the Sabbath-school teacher because it enforces an important hint already given, as to the mode of teaching.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
Nitric acid is also a source from which plants may obtain nitrogen, though to the farmer of less importance than ammonia.
"The Elements of Agriculture" by George E. Waring
The first and most important of a series of changes which ultimately led to the dissolution of the ministry was the death of George II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
But a knowledge of the more important features of normal physical development has a constant importance.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
This important thought seems to emphasize the wisdom and the importance of universal education.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
His Teaching# was apparently less important than were his miracles, though it was really more important.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler

In poetry:

From thence, with Glory and great Pow'r, he'll come
As Judge, both o'er the living and the dead,
That terribly-important day of doom,
When they'll be call'd to his tribunal dread.
"The Creed" by Rees Prichard
Belinda's maids are soon preferr'd,
To teach him now then a word,
As Poll can master it; But 'tis her own important charge,
To qualify him more at large,
And make him quite a wit.
"The Parrot" by William Cowper
With tales like these I will such heat inspire,
As to important mischief shall incline.
I'll make them long some ancient church to fire,
And fear no lewdness they're called to by wine.
"The Disabled Debauchee" by Lord John Wilmot
Long undecided lay th' important choice,
Till of the beauteous court, at length, a voice
Pronounced the name of HOPE:—The conscious child
Stretched forth his little arms, and smiled.
"The Birth Of Love" by William Wordsworth
O that important Time could back return
Those mis-spent hours whose loss I deeply mourn
Accept, just Heaven, my penitence sincere,
My heartfelt anguish, and my fervant prayer!
"The Search After Happiness. A Pastoral Drama" by Hannah More
Thus fix'd, what imports it, ye great ones and vain,
Though splendour withholds her false gleam
If pleas'd with our little, and strangers to pain,
Life glides placid by like yon stream?
"May-Day ; Or, The Discovery. A Pastoral. In The Manner of Cunningham" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

Holroyd responded with e-mails today saying that NCC should be "on record on this important issue" but wants to withhold any statement until taking it up with the board Thursday.
Apple growers have asked the Government to impose tariffs of up to 91 percent on imports of apple juice concentrate from China.
You make decisions that you think are important for your club, but you never know until you get (the new players) on the floor.
Once there, she quickly learned the three most important words in show business: audition, audition, audition.
Here are five of Iran's most important nuclear sites.
The other is the celebration of treasure hunters' destruction of important archaeological sites for their own personal fun and profit.
The goal of the project is to develop methods that will help researchers find additional materials relevant to a subject, such as the papers of people who were important.
Not only is it important to know what customers want, but also managing those relationships more thoroughly can guarantee success.
Annie was an excellent project manager, she read music, trained students and volunteers and – as we all sensed or knew – became very important to the day-to-day atmosphere at the Institute.
But, Pearce-Moses said archivists also have to find a way to preserve Twitter and Facebook posts, because they will ultimately be as important to archivists as letters and other correspondence, that were written on paper.
The coolest cars lead to important progress in everyday cars.
Floods, fires, earthquakes, power outages, and software and hardware failures are reminders of why disaster readiness and recovery are so important.
In a countywide survey, 94.4 percent of respondents say tourism is "important" or "very important" to the local economy.
Running an energy-efficient petfood processing line isn't just important for the environment—it's important to your company's bottom line.
The dinner will be hosted by Jerry La Vecchia of TGIC Importers, the leading importer of South American wines.

In science:

Another important question concerns an appropriate definition of measures on the space of Riemannian metrics not restricted to a single conformal class. A very important question concerns the study of metrics of lower regularity than in the present paper, appearing e.g. in 2-dimensional quantum gravity, cf. [DS].
Scalar curvature and $Q$-curvature of random metrics
Therefore we see the existence of two regimes: the high σZ regime where tighter control of color uncertainty is more important, and the low σZ regime, where tighter control of zero-point prior is more important; the transition between these regimes occurs when δc ≈ σZ .
Reducing Zero-point Systematics in Dark Energy Supernova Experiments
Another important quantity for elucidating higher-order corrections to saturation/CGC physics is the saturation scale Qs , a momentum scale below which, in the perturbative framework, the non-linear saturation effects become important [25–27].
R-Current DIS on a Shock Wave: Beyond the Eikonal Approximation
In principle, until the exact solution of the problem is found, it may also be possible that nothing of physical importance happens at the scale Q2 , though such conclusion is hardly likely, since a whole class of terms becomes important at this scale, as one can see from Eq. (3.60).
R-Current DIS on a Shock Wave: Beyond the Eikonal Approximation
The author would like to thank Bo-Wen Xiao for explaining to him the essential steps in computation of the R-current correlators using AdS/CFT correspondence, Genya Levin for very useful and informative discussions about the important scales in DIS, and Dionysis Triantafyllopoulos for clarifying important details of .
R-Current DIS on a Shock Wave: Beyond the Eikonal Approximation