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Definitions for export
ɪkˈspɔrt, -ˈspoʊrt, ˈɛk spɔrt, -spoʊrt; ˈɛk spɔrt, -spoʊrtex·port

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. export, exportationverb

    commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country

  2. exportverb

    sell or transfer abroad

    "we export less than we import and have a negative trade balance"

  3. exportverb

    transfer (electronic data) out of a database or document in a format that can be used by other programs

  4. exportverb

    cause to spread in another part of the world

    "The Russians exported Marxism to Africa"


  1. exportnoun

    something that is exported

    Oil is the main export of Saudi Arabia.

    Etymology: From exportare.

  2. exportnoun

    the act of exporting

    The export of fish is forbidden in this country.

    Etymology: From exportare.

  3. exportverb

    to carry away

    You will be exported from the club if you continue this behaviour.

    Etymology: From exportare.

  4. exportverb

    to sell (goods) to a foreign country

    Japan exports electronic goods throughout the world.

    Etymology: From exportare.

  5. exportverb

    to cause to spread in another part of the world

    Etymology: From exportare.

  6. exportverb

    to send (data) from one program to another

    Etymology: From exportare.

  7. exportadjective

    of or relating to exportation or exports

    Etymology: From exportare.


  1. Export

    An export in international trade is a good or service produced in one country that is sold into another country. The seller of such goods and services is an exporter; the foreign buyer is an importer. Export of goods often requires the involvement of customers authorities. From the buyer's point of view an export is an import.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exportverb

    to carry away; to remove

    Etymology: [L. exportare, exportatum; ex out+portare to carry : cf. F. exporter. See Port demeanor.]

  2. Exportverb

    to carry or send abroad, or out of a country, especially to foreign countries, as merchandise or commodities in the way of commerce; -- the opposite of import; as, to export grain, cotton, cattle, goods, etc

    Etymology: [L. exportare, exportatum; ex out+portare to carry : cf. F. exporter. See Port demeanor.]

  3. Exportnoun

    the act of exporting; exportation; as, to prohibit the export of wheat or tobacco

    Etymology: [L. exportare, exportatum; ex out+portare to carry : cf. F. exporter. See Port demeanor.]

  4. Exportnoun

    that which is exported; a commodity conveyed from one country or State to another in the way of traffic; -- used chiefly in the plural, exports

    Etymology: [L. exportare, exportatum; ex out+portare to carry : cf. F. exporter. See Port demeanor.]


  1. Export

    This term export derives from the conceptual meaning as to ship the goods and services out of the port of a country. The seller of such goods and services is referred to as an "exporter" who is based in the country of export whereas the overseas based buyer is referred to as an "importer". In International Trade, "exports" refers to selling goods and services produced in the home country to other markets. Export of commercial quantities of goods normally requires involvement of the customs authorities in both the country of export and the country of import. The advent of small trades over the internet such as through Amazon and eBay have largely bypassed the involvement of Customs in many countries because of the low individual values of these trades. Nonetheless, these small exports are still subject to legal restrictions applied by the country of export. An export's counterpart is an import.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Export

    eks-pōrt′, v.t. to carry or send out of a country, as goods in commerce.—n. Ex′port, act of exporting: that which is exported: a commodity which is or may be sent from one country to another, in traffic.—adj. Export′able, that may be exported.—ns. Exportā′tion, act of exporting, or of conveying goods from one country to another; Export′er, the person who exports, or who ships goods to a foreign or distant country for sale—opp. to Importer. [L. exportāre, -ātumex, out of, portāre, to carry.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'export' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4361

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'export' in Nouns Frequency: #1122

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'export' in Verbs Frequency: #768

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of export in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of export in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of export in a Sentence

  1. Douglas Barrie:

    It isn't the deal we were expecting but it won't do any harm to the Rafale to have an export order under its belt. It gives France a little more breathing space.

  2. Phil Flynn:

    Weak industrial data in China and Japan is causing even more demand concerns [for oil], oil may also be seeing some pressure from the fact that the Iraqi army has taken back the city of Ramadi from ISIS forces. ..the crude oil market is also seeing pressure due to talk of Iranian oil coming back on line. Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zangenesh is claiming that they plan to export 500,000 barrels a day within a week after sanctions are removed.

  3. Economy Minister Eli Cohen:

    This is a significant step for exporters and the Israeli industry, which will enable both expansion of export opportunities as well as rising employment ... in the field.

  4. Joe Hayes:

    Japan manufacturing PMI data continue to signal that the sector's current expansion phase still has legs, concerns do remain however, as new order growth eased to a ten-month low and export sales decreased for the first time since August 2016.

  5. Marc Raimondi:

    The Justice Department continues to pursue criminal prosecutions against those that seek to circumvent U.S. sanctions involving Iran and other export controls.

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  • تصديرArabic
  • износ, за износ, изнасям, експортен, експортирам, прехвърлямBulgarian
  • vývoz, export, vyvéztCzech
  • Export, Ausfuhr, exportieren, ausführen, Exportgut, ExportwareGerman
  • εξαγόμενο προϊόν, εξαγωγή, εξάγω, εξαγωγικόςGreek
  • eksportiEsperanto
  • exportarSpanish
  • viima, eksportimaEstonian
  • viedä, vienti, vientitavara, vientituoteFinnish
  • exporterFrench
  • assphurtanyn, assphurtalManx
  • निर्यातHindi
  • kivisz, exportálHungarian
  • eksporIndonesian
  • esportare, esportazioneItalian
  • 輸出, 輸出品, 輸出するJapanese
  • 수출하다Korean
  • exporterenDutch
  • eksportNorwegian
  • exportar, exportador, exportação, exportado, tirarPortuguese
  • exportare, exportRomanian
  • вывоз, экспорт, экспортный, вывезти, экспортировать, вывозитьRussian
  • izvoznica, izvoz, ìzvesti, izvozitiSerbo-Croatian
  • skeppa ut, exportartikel, exportvara, utförsel, föra ut, exportera, bära bortSwedish
  • ஏற்றுமதிTamil
  • xuất khẩuVietnamese
  • אַרויספירןYiddish

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