Definitions of significance

  1. the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambigtuous" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Alt. of Significancy Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Meaning; often, the underlying meaning; import. Also, significancy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. That which is signified: meaning: importance: moment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Quality of being significant; meaning; importance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Expressiveness; meaning; consequence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Meaning; import; power of impressing the mind; importance; moment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for significance

  1. The true significance of it cannot help being eternal, not temporary. – Heart and Soul by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
  2. In a few words, he explained to her the significance of the movement, and told her of his talk with Moran. – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony