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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, exportation(verb)

    commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country

  2. export(verb)

    sell or transfer abroad

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

  3. export(verb)

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

  4. export(verb)

    cause to spread in another part of the world

    "The Russians exported Marxism to Africa"


  1. export(Noun)

    something that is exported

    Oil is the main export of Saudi Arabia.

  2. export(Noun)

    the act of exporting

    The export of fish is forbidden in this country.

  3. export(Verb)

    to carry away

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

  4. export(Verb)

    to sell (goods) to a foreign country

    Japan exports electronic goods throughout the world.

  5. export(Verb)

    to cause to spread in another part of the world

  6. export(Verb)

    to send (data) from one program to another

  7. export(Adjective)

    of or relating to exportation or exports

  8. Origin: From exportare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Export(verb)

    to carry away; to remove

  2. Export(verb)

    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

  3. Export(noun)

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

  4. Export(noun)

    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

  5. Origin: [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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. export

    To sell goods or products from to another international country, nation or jurisdiction and have them delivered to the country, nation or jurisdiction where they were ordered.

    Their export system was easy and simple.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

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

How to pronounce export?

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How to say export in sign language?

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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. Zhou Junjia:

    We don't mind whether it is 'One Belt, One Road' or something else, as long as it gives us more export opportunities.

  2. Ehud Barak:

    We are fully ready to export immediately, but it might take several months until the government concludes the process to give the actual licenses.

  3. Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan:

    The constraints that tend to slow down investment are primarily on the supply of pods, finance, the high cost of borrowing seen and export red tape.

  4. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid:

    After all, opposition the Export-Import Bank is a prerequisite for any Republican running for president.

  5. Robert Merriam:

    We hope that by further sharpening our estimate of current export levels by product in the weekly report, it will provide readers with even finer insights into U.S. consumption of petroleum fuels.

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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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