Definitions of significant

  1. important in effect or meaning; " a significant change in tax laws"; " a significant change in the Constitution"; " a significant contribution"; " significant details"; " statistically significant"
  2. rich in significance or implication; " a meaning look"; " pregnant with meaning"
  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"
  4. fairly large; " won by a substantial margin"
  5. 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"
  6. 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.
  7. Deserving to be considered; important; momentous; as, a significant event.
  8. That which has significance; a sign; a token; a symbol.
  9. Full of meaning; expressive; as, a significant look; important; as, a significant event.
  10. Significantly.
  11. Signifying: expressive of something: standing as a sign.
  12. Expressive of something.
  13. Having or expressing a meaning.
  14. Expressive of something; beyond the external sign; bearing a meaning; be tokening something; indicative of some fact of importance.
  15. Expressing something beyond the external mark; forcible to express the intended meaning; standing as a sign of something important.

Usage examples for significant

  1. The marshals paused and looked at each other with dark and significant glances. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  2. Two significant discoveries, made after Harvey, served, however, to establish the theory of the circulation of the blood on a firm basis and to make it a definite medical doctrine. – Catholic Churchmen in Science by James J. Walsh
  3. The suggestion's a bit significant, and I have a notion your nerve's too good. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  4. That caused the scouts to exchange significant looks. – The Boy Scouts with the Motion Picture Players by Robert Shaler
  5. This work is to me extremely significant. – The Man Shakespeare by Frank Harris
  6. And it is significant that in our ordinary consciousness it never occurs to us to attribute either the perspective or the time to the reality perceived. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  7. How simple, how significant! – Modern Painting by George Moore
  8. There was a look on your face- a new look- but I knew it, for I've seen it before in the Significant Room." – A Son of the Hills by Harriet T. Comstock
  9. The Dean also was watching Patches, and again the young foreman and his employer exchanged significant glances as Phil turned and went quickly to Little Billy. – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  10. He looked Frederick straight in the face in a peculiar way with a significant expression in his large round eyes. – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  11. Mrs. Moore came in at the door, a significant smile playing between her eyes and lips. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  12. A significant silence filled the cabin. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  13. His next act was significant. – The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey
  14. Perhaps something in the significant face of the girl tempted him; perhaps it was only an impulse of his forgotten youth. – Sally Dows and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  15. She held up significant fingers. – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  16. Seeing the opportunity so good, I replied in a firm and significant tone, How? – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  17. 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
  18. Beilski and the Count exchanged significant glances. – The Intriguers by William Le Queux
  19. Even proud Mrs. Arnold asked her forgiveness with many bitter tears, but beyond a few little significant gifts they found it impossible to make the one toward whom their hearts were now so tender take more than the regular compensation that went toward the support of the institution to which she belonged. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  20. The significant fact about the values with which dynamics, theory of prosperity, etc. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.