Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To send or transport (a commodity, for example) abroad, especially for trade or sale.
  • intransitive verb To cause the spread of (an idea, for example) in another part of the world; transmit.
  • intransitive verb To send (data) from one program to another.
  • intransitive verb To use an application to store (data) on disk, usually for use by another program.
  • intransitive verb To send or transport abroad merchandise, especially for sale or trade.
  • noun Exportation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of exporting; exportation: as, to prohibit the export of grain.
  • noun That which is exported; a commodity carried from one place or country to another for sale: generally in the plural.
  • To take or carry away.
  • Specifically To send to a distant point, as commodities; send for sale or exchange to other countries or places.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To carry away; to remove.
  • transitive verb 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
  • noun The act of exporting; exportation.
  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of or relating to exportation or exports
  • noun countable something that is exported
  • noun uncountable the act of exporting
  • verb transitive to carry away
  • verb transitive to sell (goods) to a foreign country
  • verb transitive to cause to spread in another part of the world
  • verb transitive, computing : to send (data) from one program to another

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country
  • verb sell or transfer abroad
  • verb transfer (electronic data) out of a database or document in a format that can be used by other programs
  • verb cause to spread in another part of the world

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English exsport, from Latin exportāre : ex-, ex- + portāre, to carry; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin exportare.

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