Meaning of “important” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ɪmˈpɔːtənt/
Extra Examples
Chris has raised a very important issue.Safety at work is vitally important.It's important that students have a voice on the committee.I feel it's important to keep up with current events.Presentation is important if you want people to buy your products.

A1 valuable, useful, or necessary:

My family is very important to me.
[ + to do sth ] Listen, Donna has something important to say.

B1 having a lot of power, influence, or effect:

an important person/decision
→ Opposite unimportant
importantly adverb


They provided hot showers and, more importantly, clean clothes.

(Definition of “important” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)