from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To send or transport (a commodity, for example) abroad, especially for trade or sale.
- transitive v. To cause the spread of (an idea, for example) in another part of the world; transmit.
- transitive v. Computer Science To send (data) from one program to another: "You'll need to export your spreadsheet file into a desktop publishing program” ( Jon Pepper).
- transitive v. Computer Science To use an application to store (data) on disk, usually for use by another program.
- intransitive v. To send or transport abroad merchandise, especially for sale or trade.
- n. Exportation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of or relating to exportation or exports
- n. something that is exported
- n. the act of exporting
- v. to carry away
- v. to sell (goods) to a foreign country
- v. to cause to spread in another part of the world
- v. : to send (data) from one program to another
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To carry away; to remove.
- transitive v. To carry or send abroad, or out of a country, especially to foreign countries, as merchandise or commodities in the way of commerce; -- the opposite of import
- n. The act of exporting; exportation.
- n. That which is exported; a commodity conveyed from one country or State to another in the way of traffic; -- used chiefly in the plural, exports.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take or carry away.
- Specifically To send to a distant point, as commodities; send for sale or exchange to other countries or places.
- n. The act of exporting; exportation: as, to prohibit the export of grain.
- n. That which is exported; a commodity carried from one place or country to another for sale: generally in the plural.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country
- v. sell or transfer abroad
- v. transfer (electronic data) out of a database or document in a format that can be used by other programs
- v. cause to spread in another part of the world
You see, the People's Democratic Republic of Oversees, led by His Imperial Overseer, has many fine exports, but their main export is fruitbaskets made from a special CO2 emitting material.
Continue to prevaricate and pretend you don't yet support a plan to kill more soldiers for many years to come in a Third World country whose major export is 90% of the world's opium supply.
"The short-term export outlook is particularly challenging given events in the euro zone--our biggest export market," said Andrew Goodwin, senior economic advisor to the Ernst & Young ITEM Club.
I mean: consider that China keeps its currency set to help its exports, and underpins certain export sectors.
Whilst it is very positive to see the sector expanding strongly again, it's difficult to predict the impact of fluctuations in export markets, so the recovery may continue to be bumpy.
He also said that the government is likely to clear a long-term export contract for iron-ore with Japan in the next 10 to 15 days.
I think that Mexico's biggest export is probably drugs.
The government earlier forecast continued growth in export orders over the next two months, though it was cautious about next year because of a possible slowdown in U.S. and European demand.
For the last decade or so, scrap metal has been the largest volume export from the United States to China.
Well, that's the sort of thing that happens when your state's primary export is lung cancer.