Definitions for IMPORTɪmˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt, ˈɪm pɔrt, -poʊrt; ˈɪm pɔrt, -poʊrt
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im•portɪmˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt, ˈɪm pɔrt, -poʊrt; ˈɪm pɔrt, -poʊrt(v.; n.; v.t.)
to bring in from a foreign country or other source:
to import goods for resale.
to bring or introduce from one use or connection into another:
foodstuffs imported from the farm.
to mean or signify:
Her words imported a change of attitude.
to involve as a necessary circumstance; imply.
Computers.to bring (documents, data, etc.) into one application program from another.
(v.i.)to be of consequence or importance; matter.
(n.)something that is imported from abroad.
the act of importing.
He felt the import of her words.
Origin of import:
1400–50; late ME < L importāre. See im -1, port5
commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
an imported person brought from a foreign country
"the lead role was played by an import from Sweden"; "they are descendants of indentured importees"
meaning, significance, signification, import(noun)
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 ambiguous"
significance, import, implication(noun)
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"
consequence, import, moment(verb)
having important effects or influence
"decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment than security"; "that result is of no consequence"
bring in from abroad
transfer (electronic data) into a database or document
indicate or signify
"I'm afraid this spells trouble!"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a ban on the import of wild birds
He makes a living importing furniture.
to import data
to bring in from abroad; to introduce from without; especially, to bring (wares or merchandise) into a place or country from a foreign country, in the transactions of commerce; -- opposed to export. We import teas from China, coffee from Brasil, etc
to carry or include, as meaning or intention; to imply; to signify
to be of importance or consequence to; to have a bearing on; to concern
to signify; to purport; to be of moment
merchandise imported, or brought into a country from without its boundaries; -- generally in the plural, opposed to exports
that which a word, phrase, or document contains as its signification or intention or interpretation of a word, action, event, and the like
importance; weight; consequence
Translations for IMPORT
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
something which is imported from abroad
Our imports are greater than our exports.
- بِضاعَة مُستَوْرَدَهArabic
- importadoPortuguese (BR)
- der ImportGerman
- εισαγωγή, εισαγόμενο είδοςGreek
- کالای وارد شدهFarsi
- आयातित वस्तुHindi
- barang imporIndonesian
- innflutt varaIcelandic
- importpreces; importsLatvian
- innførsel, importartikkel/-vareNorwegian
- towar importowanyPolish
- کالای وارد شدهPersian
- وارد شوه کالیPashto
- dovoz, dovezený tovarSlovak
- ithal malTurkish
- 進口商品Chinese (Trad.)
- درآمد شدہ مالUrdu
- hàng nhập khẩuVietnamese
- 进口商品Chinese (Simp.)
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