Definitions of significance

  1. a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred; "the significance of his remark became clear only later"; "the expectation was spread both by word and by implication" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. the quality of being significant; "do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Alt. of Significancy Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Meaning; often, the underlying meaning; import. Also, significancy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. That which is signified: meaning: importance: moment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Quality of being significant; meaning; importance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Expressiveness; meaning; consequence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Meaning; import; force; impressiveness; importance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. 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.
  11. Being significant, expressiveness, (there is no s. in his eyes; with a look of deep s.); covert or real import, what is meant to be or may be inferred, (those were the words, but what is their s.?); importance, noteworthiness, (what he thinks about it is of no s.). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. n. State of being significant meaning; import;-peculiar force; earnestness; power of impressing the mind;-that which is signified;—moment; weight; consequence. Cabinet Dictionary