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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.importer - someone whose business involves importing goods from outside (especially from a foreign country)
bourgeois, businessperson - a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
Translations
مُسْتَوْرِد
dovozce
importør
importõr
innflytjandi
dovozca
uvoznik
ithalâtçı

importer

[ɪmˈpɔːtəʳ] N (Comm) → importador(a) m/f

importer

[ɪmˈpɔːrr] nimportateur/trice m/f

importer

nImporteur(in) m(f)(of von); (= country also)Importland nt(of für)

importer

[ɪmˈpɔːtəʳ] nimportatore/trice

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
References in classic literature ?
In my day, in my own country, this money was collected from imposts, and the citizen imagined that the foreign importer paid it, and it made him comfortable to think so; whereas, in fact, it was paid by the American people, and was so equally and exactly distributed among them that the annual cost to the 100-millionaire and the annual cost to the sucking child of the day-laborer was pre- cisely the same -- each paid $6.
It is no secret that we are out of favor for a night or two, in consequence of three figures having been paid for one of us, this very day, by a bossess, whose father stopped payment within three hours after he signed the cheque that was to pay the importer.
There was a shop to the house, but it was let off to an importer of otto of roses.
A fur importer had once offered him a place as driver.
He travels for Westhouse & Marbank, the great claret importers of Fenchurch Street.
Not to mention the importers and exporters, who are called merchants?
Tobacconists, Importers of pure Havannah Cigars, Bengal Cheroots, and fine- flavoured Cubas, Dealers in Fancy Snuffs, &C.
BMW Group is continuing to highlight both the importance and success of the Middle East (ME) through a visit by the automotive manufacturer's head of importer markets.
The Food Safety Modernization Act Voluntary Qualified Importer Program is a voluntary for fee based program that will allow the expedited review imported foods into the U.
FDA will use certifications issued by accredited third-party auditors for both its Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP) and FSVP.
A car importer recently said that the market response has been weak despite auto importers' cutting prices to sub-luxury-tax levels.
Most Competent Authorities, however, have not yet codified those new importer and distributor requirements into their own playbooks when they transposed Directive 2007/47/EC into their regulations--the United Kingdom's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)'s transposition certainly did not include importers and distributors.