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Definitions of import

  1. To carry or include, as meaning or intention; to imply; to signify. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To be of importance or consequence to; to have a bearing on; to concern. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To bring, as goods or wares, into a country from abroad for commercial purposes; bring in from without; to mean; betoken; be of interest or consequence to; concern. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To carry into: to bring from abroad: to convey, as a word: to signify: to be of consequence to: to interest. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To bring from abroad; to signify; be of importance to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To bring in from abroad. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To mean; signify. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To affect seriously; be important to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. To signify; to purport; to be of moment. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To be of consequence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. indicate or signify; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. To bring from a foreign country or jurisdiction; to convey; to signify; to be of moment or consequence to; to concern. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. To bring in from another state or country; to bear or convey by words; to mean; to signify; to be of weight or consequence. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. 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 ambigtuous" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. That which a word, phrase, or document contains as its signification or intention or interpretation of a word, action, event, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Importance; weight; consequence. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Merchandise imported, or brought into a country from without its boundaries; - generally in the plural, opposed to exports. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Merchandise brought into a country from abroad; usually in plural; meaning; significance; consequence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. That which is brought from abroad: meaning: importance: tendency. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. IMPORTANCE. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. That which is imported; signification; consequence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. Importation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. That which is imported. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. That which is conveyed in words; signification; drift; that which is imported; importance; consequence. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. That which is brought into a country; that which is conveyed by words; meaning. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. A method of food ingestion in Amoeba, food being drawn in on contact. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  29. Importable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for import

  1. I recall another passage of wonderful import in this connection. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  2. So gently and fatherly he had said it, that she did not realize its full import till now. – Our Nervous Friends Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness by Robert S. Carroll
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