Crossword clues for import
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Import \Im*port"\, v. i.
To signify; to purport; to be of moment. ``For that . . .
importeth to the work.''
Import \Im"port\, n.
Merchandise imported, or brought into a country from without its boundaries; -- generally in the plural, opposed to exports.
I take the imports from, and not the exports to, these conquests, as the measure of these advantages which we derived from them.
That which a word, phrase, or document contains as its signification or intention or interpretation of a word, action, event, and the like.
Importance; weight; consequence.
Most serious design, and the great import.
Import \Im*port"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imported; p. pr. & vb. n. Importing.] [L. importare to bring in, to occasion, to cause; pref. im- in + portare to bear. Sense 3 comes through F. importer, from the Latin. See Port demeanor.]
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. We import teas from China, coffee from Brazil, etc.
To carry or include, as meaning or intention; to imply; to signify.
Every petition . . . doth . . . always import a multitude of speakers together.
To be of importance or consequence to; to have a bearing on; to concern.
I have a motion much imports your good.
If I endure it, what imports it you?
Syn: To denote; mean; signify; imply; indicate; betoken; interest; concern.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"consequence, importance," 1580s; sense of "that which is imported" is from 1680s; both from import (v.).
Etymology 1 n. 1 (context countable English) Something brought in from an exterior source, especially for sale or trade. 2 (context uncountable English) The practice of importing. 3 (context uncountable English) significance, importance. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To bring (something) in from a foreign country, especially for sale or trade. 2 (context transitive English) To load a file into a software application from another version or system. Etymology 2
vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To be important; to be significant; to be of consequence. 2 (context transitive English) To be of importance to (someone or something). 3 (context transitive English) To be incumbent on (someone to do something). 4 (context transitive English) To be important or crucial to (that something happen). 5 (context transitive English) To mean, signify. 6 (context transitive archaic English) To express, to imply.
an imported person brought from a foreign country; "the lead role was played by an import from Sweden"; "they are descendants of indentured importees" [syn: importee]
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 ambigtuous" [syn: meaning, significance, signification]
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" [syn: significance, implication]
Import is the act of bringing goods into a country.
Import may also refer to:
- import and export of data, in computing
- import tariff, a tax on imported goods
- import quota, a type of trade restriction
- Import substitution industrialization, an economic policy
- Import scene, a subculture that centers on modifying imported brand cars
- The #Import directive in Objective-C
- The import keyword in Java
An import is a good brought into a jurisdiction, especially across a national border, from an external source. The party bringing in the good is called an importer. An import in the receiving country is an export from the sending country. Importation and exportation are the defining financial transactions of international trade.
In international trade, the importation and exportation of goods are limited by import quotas and mandates from the customs authority. The importing and exporting jurisdictions may impose a tariff (tax) on the goods. In addition, the importation and exportation of goods are subject to trade agreements between the importing and exporting jurisdictions.
Usage examples of "import".
But IPC imported the remaining third from a large refinery in Abadan, Iran.
The top of each hill was prolonged to a point by the tapering minaret of one of those Abadite mosques which the girl thought the most Eastern of all things imported from the East.
In 1956 a Brazilian entomologist had imported African bees with the idea of crossbreeding them with Brazilian bees and creating a bee family as industrious as the Africans but as as the European bee.
Until some other country was willing to furnish Jordan with the cheap oil and major import market its economy required, the Security Council was not going to enforce the sanctions against Amman for fear of wreaking havoc in the Hashimite Kingdom.
It was not, however, completely self-sufficient in food and imported some from other Anchors, and a fair amount of the place outside of the center was given over to woods and wildernesslike areas in which game abounded.
His globe, imported at great cost from Earth itself, involved anoles, quick, flitting creatures that fed and mated, birthed and died and fed the plants that fed the creatures that fed them.
What mean these two days wasted at Axminster at a time when every hour is of import?
New bees were being imported from Europe - selected with the greatest care.
Ten thousand little boys were imported from Bihar to make carpets in Mirzapur-Varanasi.
And it was natural to consider imported blacks as slaves, even if the institution of slavery would not be regularized and legalized for several decades.
It has been supplanted by the dictatorship of the Central Committee of the Bolshevist Party, governing with the assistance of a swarm of extraordinary commissions and punitive detachments of imported soldiers.
It was an Italian import, a Borsalino, and it was priced at twenty bucks.
In its ground germs it was, it seems to us, unquestionably imported into Celtic thought and Cymrian song from that prolific and immemorial Hindu mind which bore Brahmanism and Buddhism as its fruit.
At the accession of the Queen protective duties or taxes existed in Great Britain on all imported breadstuffs and on many manufactured articles.
And then, since Consolidated and Brighter Suns both seemed to have it, that the drug had been imported by the Powers and was being kept secret, possibly because it gave the two policorps some unforeseen edge.