Associations to the word «Import»


IMPORT, noun. (countable) Something brought in from an exterior source, especially for sale or trade.
IMPORT, noun. (uncountable) The practice of importing.
IMPORT, noun. (uncountable) Significance, importance.
IMPORT, verb. (transitive) To bring (something) in from a foreign country, especially for sale or trade.
IMPORT, verb. (transitive) To load a file into a software application from another version or system.
IMPORT, verb. (intransitive) To be important; to be significant; to be of consequence.
IMPORT, verb. (transitive) To be of importance to (someone or something).
IMPORT, verb. (transitive) To be incumbent on (someone to do something).
IMPORT, verb. (transitive) To be important or crucial to (that something happen).
IMPORT, verb. (transitive) To mean, signify.
IMPORT, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To express, to imply.

Dictionary definition

IMPORT, noun. Commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country.
IMPORT, noun. An imported person brought from a foreign country; "the lead role was played by an import from Sweden"; "they are descendants of indentured importees".
IMPORT, noun. 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 ambiguous".
IMPORT, noun. 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".
IMPORT, noun. Having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment than security"; "that result is of no consequence".
IMPORT, verb. Bring in from abroad.
IMPORT, verb. Transfer (electronic data) into a database or document.
IMPORT, verb. Indicate or signify; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!".

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin