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Definition of Import
ImportImport 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.]
1. 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 Brasil, etc.
2. To carry or include, as meaning or intention; to imply; to
Every petition . . . doth . . . always import a
multitude of speakers together. --Hooker.
3. To be of importance or consequence to; to have a bearing
on; to concern.
I have a motion much imports your good. --Shak.
If I endure it, what imports it you? --Dryden.
Syn: To denote; mean; sighify; imply; indicate; betoken;
Import Im*port", v. i.
To signify; to purport; to be of moment. ``For that . . .
importeth to the work.' --Bacon.
Import Im"port, n.
1. 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. --Burke.
2. That which a word, phrase, or document contains as its
signification or intention or interpretation of a word,
action, event, and the like.
3. Importance; weight; consequence.
Most serious design, and the great import. --Shak.
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