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Definitions of significant

  1. That which has significance; a sign; a token; a symbol. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (statistics) too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation; "the interaction effect is significant at the .01 level"; "no significant difference was found" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation; "the interaction effect is significant at the .01 level"; "no significant difference was found" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Fitted or designed to signify or make known somethingl having a meaning; standing as a sign or token; expressive or suggestive; as, a significant word or sound; a significant look. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Deserving to be considered; important; momentous; as, a significant event. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Signifying: expressive of something: standing as a sign. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Expressive of something. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Having or expressing a meaning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Expressive of something; beyond the external sign; bearing a meaning; be tokening something; indicative of some fact of importance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Expressing something beyond the external mark; forcible to express the intended meaning; standing as a sign of something important. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for significant

  1. He looked Frederick straight in the face in a peculiar way with a significant expression in his large round eyes. – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  2. As he handed Christie a book, he asked with a significant smile: " Have you found him yet?" – Work: A Story of Experience by Louisa May Alcott
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