Definition of Import

1. Noun. Commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country.

Exact synonyms: Importation
Generic synonyms: Commodity, Good, Trade Good
Antonyms: Export

2. Verb. Bring in from abroad. "Sam and Sue import the movie "
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Generic synonyms: Merchandise, Trade
Specialized synonyms: Smuggle
Antonyms: Export
Derivative terms: Importation, Importation, Importee, Importer, Importing

3. Noun. An imported person brought from a foreign country. ; "They are descendants of indentured importees"
Exact synonyms: Importee
Generic synonyms: Alien, Foreigner, Noncitizen, Outlander

4. Verb. Transfer (electronic data) into a database or document.
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Transfer
Antonyms: Export

5. Noun. The message that is intended or expressed or signified. "The import of his announcement was ambiguous"

6. Verb. Indicate or signify. "I'm afraid this spells trouble!"
Exact synonyms: Spell
Generic synonyms: Intend, Mean

7. Noun. A meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred. "The expectation was spread both by word and by implication"
Exact synonyms: Implication, Significance
Generic synonyms: Meaning, Substance
Derivative terms: Implicate, Imply, Significant

8. Noun. Having important effects or influence. "That result is of no consequence"
Exact synonyms: Consequence, Moment
Specialized synonyms: Matter, Hell To Pay
Generic synonyms: Significance
Derivative terms: Consequential, Momentous
Antonyms: Inconsequence

Definition of Import

1. v. t. 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. v. i. To signify; to purport; to be of moment.

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

Definition of Import

1. Noun. Something brought in from an exterior source, especially for sale or trade. ¹

2. Noun. The practice of importing. ¹

3. Noun. Significance, importance. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To bring (something) in from a foreign country, especially for sale or trade. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To load a file into a software application for use as a resource in a greater data file. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To mean, signify ¹

7. Verb. (transitive archaic) To express, to imply. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To be important; to be significant; to be of consequence. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To be of importance to (someone or something). ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To be incumbent on (someone to do something). ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To be important or crucial to (that something happen). ¹

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Definition of Import

1. to bring into a country from abroad [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Import

import (current term)
import barrier
import credit
import duty
important person

Literary usage of Import

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1. The History, Antiquities, Topography, and Statistics of Eastern India by Robert Montgomery Martin (1838)
"Linseed, or Tisi Export 57950 import 12200. Til, Export 11400 import 11400. Mustard seed oil, Export 104600 import 38100. Ghi, Export 72900 import 8250. ..."

2. Financial History of the United States by Davis Rich Dewey (1902)
"In addition to the property tax New York also continued import duties and excises; and the quit rents of the settlers which were still retained furnished a ..."

3. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1906)
"... system of import and export duties and prohibitions of import and export which characterize the policy of the period.3 Complaints were fruitless, ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"ORIGIN AND import OP THE TOTEM. THE institution of the Totem, ... Miss Alice C. Fletcher, in her paper on ' The import of the Totem,' read at the Detroit ..."

5. Energy Policies of IEA Countries: 2005 Review by International Energy Agency (2005)
"... United States (LNG) i average import prices. Calculated average prices may not be comparable from one month to the other due to differing components. ..."

6. Energy Policies of Iea Countries by International Energy Agency (2002)
"The inventory indicates that in coming years Sweden, and perhaps also Norway, will import more electricity from Continental Europe, possibly leading to ..."

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