3. Importance; weight; consequence.
Most serious design, and the great import.Shak.
(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,
(Im*por"tance) n. [F. importance. See Important.]
1. The quality or state of being important; consequence; weight; moment; significance.
Thy own importance know,Pope.
Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.
2. Subject; matter. [Obs.]
Upon importance of so slight and trivial a nature.Shak.
3. Import; meaning; significance. [Obs.]
The wisest beholder could not say if the importance were joy or sorrow.Shak.
4. Importunity; solicitation. [Obs.]
At our importance hither is he come.Shak.
(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 muchChapman.
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 . . .Shak.
He makes important.
3. Bearing on; forcible; driving. [Obs.]
He fiercely at him flew,Spenser.
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.