What does importer mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. importernoun

    someone whose business involves importing goods from outside (especially from a foreign country)


  1. importernoun

    One who, or that which, imports: especially a person or company importing goods into a country.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Importernoun

    One that brings in from abroad.

    Etymology: from import.

    It is impossible to limit the quantity that shall be brought in, especially if the importers of it have so sure a market as the Exchequer. Jonathan Swift.


  1. importer

    An import is the receiving country in an export from the sending country. Importation and exportation are the defining financial transactions of international trade.In international trade, the importation and exportation of goods are limited by import quotas and mandates from the customs authority. The importing and exporting jurisdictions may impose a tariff (tax) on the goods. In addition, the importation and exportation of goods are subject to trade agreements between the importing and exporting jurisdictions.


  1. importer

    An importer is a person, organization, or country that buys and brings in goods or services from another country for the purpose of resale, consumption, or use. This activity is typically conducted as part of international trade and the goods or services are often subject to customs or import taxes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Importernoun

    one who imports; the merchant who brings goods into a country or state; -- opposed to exporter


  1. Importer

    An importer is a software application that reads in a data file or metadata information in one format and converts it to another format via special algorithms. An importer often is not an entire program by itself, but an extension to another program, implemented as a plug-in. When implemented in this way, the importer reads the data from the file and converts it into the hosting application's native format. For example, the data file for a 3D model may be written from a modeler, such as 3D Studio Max. A game developer may then want to use that model in their game's editor. An importer, part of the editor, may read in the 3D Studio Max model and convert it to the game's native format so it can be used in game levels. Importers are important tools in the video game industry. A plug-in or application that does the converse of an importer is called an exporter.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. importer

    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.

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  1. reimport

  2. promerit

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of importer in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of importer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of importer in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Phillips:

    Not too many people are optimistic the gas price is going to be higher anytime soon - either LNG or natural gas, so that takes the pressure off any importer, it buys Egypt some time to figure out what they want to do with their domestic gas strategy.

  2. Philip Andrews-Speed:

    Being the world's biggest crude importer should give China more buying power. China's engagement in the Middle East will continue to change, and it will no longer be the minority player, china becomes not only more important to Middle Eastern states, but the Middle East becomes progressively more important to China relative to other countries that are importing less oil.

  3. Bob Yawger:

    Given India’s position as a major crude oil importer... new restrictions would be very bad for the energy complex.

  4. Narendra Modi:

    We have the reputation as the largest importer of defense equipment. This may be music to the ears of some of you. But this is an area where we do not want to be number one, it will no longer be enough to buy equipment and simply assemble here.

  5. Robert Fee:

    If you'll recall, not long ago people were talking about peak oil and gas and the U S was going to become a major importer of natural gas, you've heard estimates of a hundred years of natural gas... that number keeps getting higher and higher.

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