Origin of significance
Examples from the Web for significance
Most people, however, understood the significance of the photo immediately-- especially those who share my skin.
The significance of the history of women in the early Church is not lost on Episcopalian.
Her experiences are recorded in a prison diary in which she has visions that have significance for the whole community.
The quote is apocryphal, but that has not changed its significance for Army football players.
He was a!ways ready to tell a story that seemed fraught with significance.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I may not go fully into the significance of these deep-cutting words here.Quiet Talks on Prayer|S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
Lucille was watching the people below and had not appreciated the significance of what had been passing between the two.The Yellow Crayon|E. Phillips Oppenheim
For a moment Drake paid no heed to it; then suddenly its significance struck upon him.Nell, of Shorne Mills|Charles Garvice
What is the significance of the problem play on the one hand, and the cry for a "Static Theatre" on the other hand?How to Write a Novel|Anonymous
This fact, we think, adds to the strength and significance of what is here written.The Calvary Road|Roy Hession
British Dictionary definitions for significance
Word Origin and History for significance
c.1400, "meaning," from Old French significance or directly from Latin significantia "meaning, force, energy," from significans, present participle of significare "to mean, import, signify" (see signify). The earlier word was signifiance (mid-13c.). Meaning "importance" is from 1725. Related: Significancy.