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im·port

 (ĭm-pôrt′, ĭm′pôrt′)
tr.v. im·port·ed, im·port·ing, im·ports
1. To bring or carry in from an outside source, especially to bring in (goods or materials) from a foreign country for trade or sale.
2. Computers To receive (data) into one program from another.
3.
a. To carry or hold the meaning of; signify: had trouble understanding what the strange word imported.
b. To express or make known: the news imported by their letter.
c. To betoken or indicate: a high inflation rate importing hard times for the consumer.
n. (ĭm′pôrt′)
1. Something imported: levied a tax on imports from overseas.
2. The act or occupation of importing goods or materials.
3. Meaning; signification: The import of his statement is ambiguous.
4. Importance; significance: a legal decision of far-reaching import. See Synonyms at importance.

[Middle English importen, to convey a meaning, from Medieval Latin importāre and from Old French importer, to cause, both from Latin importāre, to carry in, cause : in-, in; see in-2 + portāre, to carry; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

im·port′a·bil′i·ty n.
im·port′a·ble adj.
im·port′er n.

import

vb
1. (Commerce) to buy or bring in (goods or services) from a foreign country. Compare export
2. (tr) to bring in from an outside source: to import foreign words into the language.
3. rare to signify or be significant; mean; convey: to import doom.
n
4. (Commerce) (often plural)
a. goods (visible imports) or services (invisible imports) that are bought from foreign countries
b. (as modifier): an import licence.
5. significance or importance: a man of great import.
6. meaning or signification
7. (Team Sports, other than specified) informal Canadian a sportsman or -woman who is not native to the country in which he or she plays
[C15: from Latin importāre to carry in, from im- + portāre to carry]
imˈportable adj
imˌportaˈbility n
imˈporter n

im•port

(v. ɪmˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt, ˈɪm pɔrt, -poʊrt; n. ˈɪm pɔrt, -poʊrt)
v.t.
1. to bring in from a foreign country or other source: to import goods for resale.
2. to bring or introduce from one use or connection into another: foodstuffs imported from the farm.
3. to mean or signify: Her words imported a change of attitude.
4. to involve as a necessary circumstance; imply.
5. Computers. to bring (documents, data, etc.) into one application program from another.
v.i.
6. to be of consequence or importance; matter.
n.
7. something that is imported from abroad.
8. the act of importing.
9. consequence; importance.
10. meaning; implication: He felt the import of her words.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin importāre. See im-1, port5]
im•port′a•ble, adj.
im•port`a•bil′i•ty, n.
im•port′er, n.

import


Past participle: imported
Gerund: importing

Imperative
import
import
Present
I import
you import
he/she/it imports
we import
you import
they import
Preterite
I imported
you imported
he/she/it imported
we imported
you imported
they imported
Present Continuous
I am importing
you are importing
he/she/it is importing
we are importing
you are importing
they are importing
Present Perfect
I have imported
you have imported
he/she/it has imported
we have imported
you have imported
they have imported
Past Continuous
I was importing
you were importing
he/she/it was importing
we were importing
you were importing
they were importing
Past Perfect
I had imported
you had imported
he/she/it had imported
we had imported
you had imported
they had imported
Future
I will import
you will import
he/she/it will import
we will import
you will import
they will import
Future Perfect
I will have imported
you will have imported
he/she/it will have imported
we will have imported
you will have imported
they will have imported
Future Continuous
I will be importing
you will be importing
he/she/it will be importing
we will be importing
you will be importing
they will be importing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been importing
you have been importing
he/she/it has been importing
we have been importing
you have been importing
they have been importing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been importing
you will have been importing
he/she/it will have been importing
we will have been importing
you will have been importing
they will have been importing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been importing
you had been importing
he/she/it had been importing
we had been importing
you had been importing
they had been importing
Conditional
I would import
you would import
he/she/it would import
we would import
you would import
they would import
Past Conditional
I would have imported
you would have imported
he/she/it would have imported
we would have imported
you would have imported
they would have imported
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.import - commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign countryimport - commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
commodity, trade good, good - articles of commerce
export, exportation - commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country
2.import - an imported person brought from a foreign country; "the lead role was played by an import from Sweden"; "they are descendants of indentured importees"
alien, foreigner, noncitizen, outlander - a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
3.import - the message that is intended or expressed or signifiedimport - 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"
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
lexical meaning - the meaning of a content word that depends on the nonlinguistic concepts it is used to express
grammatical meaning - the meaning of a word that depends on its role in a sentence; varies with inflectional form
symbolisation, symbolization - the use of symbols to convey meaning
signified, sense - the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted; "the dictionary gave several senses for the word"; "in the best sense charity is really a duty"; "the signifier is linked to the signified"
connotation, intension - what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression
referent - something referred to; the object of a reference
gist, burden, essence, effect, core - the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
purport, intent, spirit - the intended meaning of a communication
moral, lesson - the significance of a story or event; "the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor"
nuance, subtlety, nicety, refinement, shade - a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude; "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning"
overtone - (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality; "overtones of despair"
point - a brief version of the essential meaning of something; "get to the point"; "he missed the point of the joke"; "life has lost its point"
4.import - 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"
meaning, substance - the idea that is intended; "What is the meaning of this proverb?"
5.import - having important effects or influenceimport - 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"
matter - (used with negation) having consequence; "they were friends and it was no matter who won the games"
significance - the quality of being significant; "do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"
hell to pay - dire consequences; "when the pig ran away there was hell to pay"
Verb1.import - bring in from abroad
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
merchandise, trade - engage in the trade of; "he is merchandising telephone sets"
smuggle - import or export without paying customs duties; "She smuggled cigarettes across the border"
export - sell or transfer abroad; "we export less than we import and have a negative trade balance"
2.import - transfer (electronic data) into a database or document
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
transfer - move from one place to another; "transfer the data"; "transmit the news"; "transfer the patient to another hospital"
export - transfer (electronic data) out of a database or document in a format that can be used by other programs
3.import - indicate or signify; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!"
mean, intend - mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"

import

verb
1. bring in, buy in, ship in, land, introduce We spent $5000 million more on importing food than on selling abroad.
noun
1. imported goods, foreign goods farmers protesting about cheap imports
2. (Formal) significance, concern, value, worth, weight, consequence, substance, moment, magnitude, usefulness, momentousness Such arguments are of little import.

import

verb
1. To have or convey a particular idea:
Idiom: add up to.
2. To be of significance or importance:
noun
1. That which is signified by a word or expression:
2. The general sense or significance, as of an action or statement:
3. The gist of a specific action or situation:
4. The quality or state of being important:
Translations
إستيرادإِسْتِيرَادٌبِضاعَة مُستَوْرَدَهيَسْتَوْرِديَسْتَوْرِدُ
dovozdovážetdovéztimport
importimportere
maahantuontituoda maahantuonti
uvestiuvozuvozitiimport
árubehozatalimportimportál
flytja inninnflutningurinnflutt vara
輸入輸入する
수입품수입하다
importasimportavimasimportuotiimportuotojas
importētimportprecesimports
dovážaťdovoz
uvažatiuvoz
importimportera
นำเข้าสินค้านำเข้า
hàng nhập khẩunhập khẩu

import

A. [ˈɪmpɔːt] N
1. (Comm) (= article) → artículo m importado, artículo m de importación; (= importing) → importación f
luxury importsartículos mpl de lujo importados or de importación
oil is their biggest importlo que más importan es petróleo
the idea is an American import (fig) → es una idea importada de América
2. (frm) (= importance) → trascendencia f, importancia f; (= meaning) → significado m
to be of great importtener mucha trascendencia or importancia
it is of no great importno tiene mayor trascendencia or importancia
they were slow to realise the import of his speechtardaron en darse cuenta de la trascendencia de su discurso
B. [ɪmˈpɔːt] VT
1.importar (from, into de en)
see also imported
2. (frm) (= mean, imply) → significar, querer decir
C. [ˈɪmpɔːt] CPD [licence, quota] → de importación
import duty Nderechos mpl de importación
import tax Nderecho m de importación
import trade Ncomercio m importador

import

[ɪmˈpɔːrt]
vt
[+ goods] → importer
(COMPUTING) [+ file] → importer
[ˈɪmpɔːrt] n
(= imported product) → importation f
(= importing) [product] → importation f
restrictions on the import of coal → des restrictions sur les importations de charbon
(= meaning) → portée f
the import of his speech → la portée de son discours
to be of little import → n'avoir que peu de portée
Such arguments are of little import → De tels arguments n'ont que peu de portée.
modif [duty, licence] → d'importation
import duties on cars → les taxes à l'importation sur les voitures

import

n
(Comm) → Import m, → Einfuhr f
(of speech, document etc) (= meaning)Bedeutung f; (= significance)Wichtigkeit f, → Bedeutung f; to be of (great) import to somebodyfür jdn von (großer) Bedeutung sein
vt
(Comm) goodseinführen, importieren; population, workforceimportieren
(= mean, imply)bedeuten, beinhalten
(Comput) → importieren

import

:
import-export trade
nImport-Export-Handel m, → Ein- und Ausfuhr f
import licence
nEinfuhrlizenz f, → Importlizenz f
import permit
nEinfuhr- or Importerlaubnis f

import

[n ˈɪmpɔːt; vb ɪmˈpɔːt]
1. n
a. (Comm) (article) → articolo importato; (importation) → importazione f
import-export → import-export m inv
b. (frm) (significance) → significato
2. vtimportare
3. adj (duty, licence) → d'importazione

import

(imˈpoːt) verb
to bring in (goods etc) from abroad usually for sale. We import wine from France.
(ˈimpoːt) noun
1. something which is imported from abroad. Our imports are greater than our exports.
2. the act of bringing in goods from abroad. the import of wine.
ˌimporˈtation noun
imˈporter noun

import

إِسْتِيرَادٌ, يَسْتَوْرِدُ dovážet, dovoz import, importere Import, importieren εισάγω, εισαγωγή importación, importar maahantuonti, tuoda maahan importation, importer uvesti, uvoz importare, importazione 輸入, 輸入する 수입품, 수입하다 import, importeren import, importere import, zaimportować importação, importar импорт, импортировать import, importera นำเข้า, สินค้านำเข้า ithal, ithal etmek hàng nhập khẩu, nhập khẩu 进口, 进口货
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I don't want to frighten you, but I would like to make you understand the import of what you think of attempting.
A feeling of exultation overtook her, as if some power of significant import had been given her to control the working of her body and her soul.
is it not, rather a frown of deadly import, that darkens over the shadow of his features?
The page of life that was spread out before me seemed dull and commonplace only because I had not fathomed its deeper import.
The tyrant observed the whisper, and conjectured its import, though he could not hear what was said; and he inwardly strengthened himself in his determination to keep the power he possessed over his victim.
I will import the chief portion of it into this book, partly because of its intrinsic interest, and partly because it gives such a vivid idea of what the perilous pastime of Alp-climbing is.
I read these words over and over again: I felt that an explanation belonged to them, and was unable fully to penetrate their import.
She lifted the letter, and seemed to peruse it; and when she came to the signature she sighed: yet still I found she had not gathered its import, for, upon my desiring to hear her reply, she merely pointed to the name, and gazed at me with mournful and questioning eagerness.
these, these and many more Causes import your need of this fair Fruit.
A lay brother, one of those who followed in the train, had, for his use on other occasions, one of the most handsome Spanish jennets ever bred at Andalusia, which merchants used at that time to import, with great trouble and risk, for the use of persons of wealth and distinction.
He watched it with that strange interest in trivial things that we try to develop when things of high import make us afraid, or when we are stirred by some new emotion for which we cannot find expression, or when some thought that terrifies us lays sudden siege to the brain and calls on us to yield.
Sancho spent the afternoon in drawing up certain ordinances relating to the good government of what he fancied the island; and he ordained that there were to be no provision hucksters in the State, and that men might import wine into it from any place they pleased, provided they declared the quarter it came from, so that a price might be put upon it according to its quality, reputation, and the estimation it was held in; and he that watered his wine, or changed the name, was to forfeit his life for it.