What does import mean?

Definitions for import
ɪmˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt, ˈɪm pɔrt, -poʊrt; ˈɪm pɔrt, -poʊrtim·port

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. import, importationnoun

    commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country

  2. import, importeenoun

    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, importnoun

    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, implicationnoun

    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, momentverb

    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. importverb

    bring in from abroad

  7. importverb

    transfer (electronic data) into a database or document

  8. spell, importverb

    indicate or signify

    "I'm afraid this spells trouble!"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Importverb

    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. Importverb

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

  3. Importverb

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

  4. Importverb

    to signify; to purport; to be of moment

  5. Importnoun

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

  6. Importnoun

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

  7. Importnoun

    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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. import

    Being exactly the reverse of export, exportation, and exporter, refer to those terms, and take the opposite meaning. To import is therefore to bring commodities into a country for the purpose of traffic.

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

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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

Examples of import in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Polk:

    It's a very strange data print, the import data suggests a substantial slowdown in the industrial sector. The first quarter looks to be pretty horrible.

  2. Raghu Sharma:

    We sent delegations to( the government) for clarity on supplies of( oxygen), drugs and vaccination drive but were not spoken to in clarity from the Union Government, regarding the import or foreign aid, no information or supply details have been shared with the state government.

  3. Chen Jiyao:

    Chinese independent refineries, including two mega projects Hengli and Rongsheng, stepped up purchases before year-end to maximize the utilization of crude import quotas.

  4. Sabine Froning:

    A building is never going to be zero every hour of the day. It will always need to export and/or import energy.

  5. Sarah Palin:

    I think a lot about the Department of Energy, because energy is my baby, oil and gas and minerals, those things that God has dumped on this part of the Earth for mankind's use, instead of relying on unfriendly foreign nations for us to import their resources, and if I were head of that.

Images & Illustrations of import

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Translations for import

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  • 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
  • 进口Chinese

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