3. Importance; weight; consequence.

Most serious design, and the great import.

(Im*port"a*ble) a. [Cf. F. importable. See Import.] Capable of being imported.

(Im*port"a*ble), a. [L. importabilis; pref. im- not + portabilis bearable: cf. OF. importable. See Portable.] Not to be endured; insupportable; intolerable. [Obs.] Chaucer.Im*port"a*ble*ness, n. [Obs.]

(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.

(Im*por"tan*cy) n. Importance; significance; consequence; that which is important. [Obs.] Shak. "Careful to conceal importancies." Fuller.

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

1. Full of, or burdened by, import; charged with great interests; restless; anxious. [Obs.]

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

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

Things small as nothing . . .
He makes important.

3. Bearing on; forcible; driving. [Obs.]

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

4. Importunate; pressing; urgent. [Obs.] Shak.

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

(Im*por"tant*ly), adv. In an important manner.

(Im`por*ta"tion) n. [Cf. F. importation. See Import, v. t.]

1. The act of carrying, conveying, or delivering. [R.]

2. The act or practice of importing, or bringing into a country or state; — opposed to exportation.

3. That which is imported; commodities or wares introduced into a country from abroad.

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