American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To bring or carry in from an outside source, especially to bring in (goods or materials) from a foreign country for trade or sale.
- v. Computer Science To receive (data) into one program from another.
- v. To carry or hold the meaning of; signify: a high inflation rate importing hard times for the consumer.
- v. To imply.
- v. Archaic To have importance for.
- v. To be significant. See Synonyms at count1.
- n. Something imported.
- n. The act or occupation of importing goods or materials.
- n. Meaning; signification. See Synonyms at meaning.
- n. Importance; significance: a legal decision of far-reaching import. See Synonyms at importance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bring from without; introduce from abroad; especially, to bring from a foreign country, or from another state, into one's own country or state: opposed to export: as, to import wares and merchandise.
- Hence To bring or introduce from one use, connection, or relation into another: as, to import irrelevant matter into a discussion.
- To bear or convey in meaning or implication; signify; mean; denote; betoken.
- To be of importance, interest, or consequence to; concern; have a bearing upon.
- To have significance; be of importance.
- n. That which is imported or brought from without or from abroad; especially, merchandise brought into one country from another: usually in the plural: opposed to export.
- n. The intrinsic meaning conveyed by anything; the significance borne by, or the interpretation to be drawn from, an event, action, speech, writing, or the like; purport; bearing: as, the import of one's conduct.
- n. Importance; consequence; moment.
- n. Synonyms Sense, gist, tenor, substance.
- n. countable Something brought in from an exterior source, especially for sale or trade.
- n. uncountable The practice of importing.
- n. uncountable Significance, importance.
- v. transitive To bring (something) in from a foreign country, especially for sale or trade.
- v. transitive To load a file into a software application for use as a resource in a greater data file.
- v. transitive To mean, signify
- v. transitive, archaic To express, to imply.
- v. intransitive To be important; to be significant; to be of consequence.
- v. transitive To be of importance to (someone or something).
- v. transitive To be incumbent on (someone to do something).
- v. transitive To be important or crucial to (that something happen).
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. 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.
- v. To carry or include, as meaning or intention; to imply; to signify.
- v. To be of importance or consequence to; to have a bearing on; to concern.
- v. To signify; to purport; to be of moment.
- n. Merchandise imported, or brought into a country from without its boundaries; -- generally in the plural, opposed to exports.
- n. That which a word, phrase, or document contains as its signification or intention or interpretation of a word, action, event, and the like.
- n. Importance; weight; consequence.
- n. commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
- v. bring in from abroad
- v. indicate or signify
- v. transfer (electronic data) into a database or document
- n. a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
- n. having important effects or influence
- n. an imported person brought from a foreign country
- n. the message that is intended or expressed or signified
- (verb) From Middle English importen, from Latin importō ("I bring in from abroad, import"), from in ("in, at, on; into") + portō ("I carry, bear; convey"). (Wiktionary)
- 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-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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