What does the word importance mean?

Usage examples for importance

  1. That may be or may not be of importance. – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  2. Tolstoi put the whole thing so well when he said: There are only three things of real importance in the world. – Piano Playing With Piano Questions Answered by Josef Hofmann
  3. He then was silent for a moment, and added, " Now there is a matter of some importance on which I should like your opinion." – The Child of the Dawn by Arthur Christopher Benson