What does IMPORT mean?

Definitions for IMPORTɪmˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt, ˈɪm pɔrt, -poʊrt; ˈɪm pɔrt, -poʊrt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word IMPORT.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. import, importation(noun)

    commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country

  2. import, importee(noun)

    an imported person brought from a foreign country

    "the lead role was played by an import from Sweden"; "they are descendants of indentured importees"

  3. 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"

  4. 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"

  5. 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"

  6. import(verb)

    bring in from abroad

  7. import(verb)

    transfer (electronic data) into a database or document

  8. spell, import(verb)

    indicate or signify

    "I'm afraid this spells trouble!"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Import(verb)

    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

  2. Import(verb)

    to carry or include, as meaning or intention; to imply; to signify

  3. Import(verb)

    to be of importance or consequence to; to have a bearing on; to concern

  4. Import(verb)

    to signify; to purport; to be of moment

  5. Import(noun)

    merchandise imported, or brought into a country from without its boundaries; -- generally in the plural, opposed to exports

  6. Import(noun)

    that which a word, phrase, or document contains as its signification or intention or interpretation of a word, action, event, and the like

  7. Import(noun)

    importance; weight; consequence

Freebase

  1. Import

    Import is derived from the conceptual meaning as the goods and services into the port of a country. The buyer of such goods and services is referred to an "importer" who is based in the country of import where the overseas based seller is referred to as an "exporter". Thus an import is any good or service brought in from one country to another country in a legitimate fashion, typically for use in trade. It is a good that is brought in from another country for sale. Imported goods or services are provided to domestic consumers by foreign producers. An import in the receiving country is an export to the sending country. Imports, along with exports, form the basics of international trade. Import of goods normally requires involvement of the customs authorities in both the country of import and the country of export and are often subject to import quotas, tariffs and trade agreements. When the "imports" are the set of goods and services imported, "Imports" also means the economic value of all goods and services that are imported. The macroeconomic variable I usually stands for the value of these imports over a given period of time, usually one year.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Import

    im-pōrt′, v.t. to carry into: to bring from abroad: to convey, as a word: to signify: to be of consequence to: to interest.—n. Im′port, that which is brought from abroad: meaning: importance: tendency.—adj. Import′able, that may be imported or brought into a country.—ns. Import′ance; Import′ancy (Shak.).—adj. Import′ant, of great import or consequence: momentous: pompous.—adv. Import′antly.—ns. Importā′tion, the act of importing: the commodities imported; Import′er, one who brings in goods from abroad.—adj. Import′less (Shak.), without consequence. [Fr.,—L. importāre, -ātumin, in, portāre, to carry.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'IMPORT' in Nouns Frequency: #1420

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'IMPORT' in Verbs Frequency: #838

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of IMPORT in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of IMPORT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William James:

    We never fully grasp the import of any true statement until we have a clear notion of what the opposite untrue statement would be.

  2. Shi Yongxin:

    If China can import Disney resorts, why can't other countries import the Shaolin Monastery? cultural promotion is a very dignified undertaking.

  3. Kenneth Heinz:

    Falling foreign currency reserves, higher import costs and lower oil revenue have increased the EM risk paradigm into year end, resulting in greater macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainty, but also increased opportunity across emerging markets.

  4. Rob Martin:

    We expect import prices to decline further over the medium term as the effects of past dollar appreciation continue to weigh on prices, ongoing economic weakness in many emerging markets combined with the recent further declines in commodity prices is likely to keep import prices from emerging markets declining for some time.

  5. Med Jones:

    Countries that quit producing real products, spend more than they produce, lag in education, burden their middle class with higher taxes, and continue to import billions from other countries, bail out failed businesses and reward bad behavior instead of investing in good businesses, will eventually lose their leadership and wealth

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Translations for IMPORT

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • استيراد, استوردArabic
  • import, dovoz, dovéztCzech
  • Importware, importieren, einführen, Importgut, Import, EinfuhrGerman
  • εισαγωγή, εισάγωGreek
  • importiEsperanto
  • significado, importancia, importación, importarSpanish
  • importimaEstonian
  • tärkeys, tuontitavara, merkityksellisyys, tuoda, maahantuonti, importti, tuontiFinnish
  • importerFrench
  • susbaintScottish Gaelic
  • ייבואHebrew
  • importálHungarian
  • importareItalian
  • 輸入, 輸入品, 輸入するJapanese
  • 수입하다Korean
  • aféieren, importéierenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • import, invoer, gewicht, importeren, invoervergunning, belang, invoerenDutch
  • importação, importância, significância, importados, importarPortuguese
  • импортировать, ввезти, импорт, ввозить, ввозRussian
  • увоз, увести, увозити, import, увозница, импорт, uvoz, ùvesti, uvoznica, uvòzitiSerbo-Croatian
  • importera, import, införsel, föra inSwedish
  • นำเข้าThai
  • увезти, ввезти, ввозити, імпортувати, увозитиUkrainian
  • nhập khẩu, nhập cảngVietnamese

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