Origin of significant
Examples from the Web for significant
And in either case, “the significant benefit from allowing Wi-Fi hotspots outweighs these concerns.”How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This “Sixth Migration” of massive human migration to Texas is the larger story of the book, and it is a significant story.
The town, known in Arabic as Ayn al-Arab, is so significant to ISIS that the group calls it Ayn al-Islam.
It was the first significant violence directed toward police after weeks of demonstrations across the city.The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop|Jacob Siegel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There would, then, likely be significant police resistance to this measure.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sabine seized the pen greedily and holding it between clenched fingers added a line of significant little lop-sided symbols.Cape Breton Tales|Harry James Smith
She was mysterious, significant, full of obscure meaning —like a symbol.Tales of Unrest|Joseph Conrad
Its body is the most significant part, as it is capable of so many variations.The Detection of Forgery|Douglas Blackburn
"If I might suggest that there's no time to be lost—" with a significant glance toward the lowering sky.The Outdoor Girls at the Hostess House|Laura Lee Hope
It is significant that there is not a trace of Mariolatry in these tales and fables.Rumanian Bird and Beast Stories|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for significant
Word Origin for significant
Word Origin and History for significant
1570s, "having a meaning," from Latin significantem (nominative significans, present participle of significare "make known, indicate" (see signify). Earlier in the same sense was significative (c.1400). Often "having a special or secret meaning," hence "important" (1761). Related: Significantly. Significant figure is from 1680s. Significant other (n.) attested by 1961, in psychology, "the most influential other person in the patient's world."