Definitions for import

Definitions for (noun) import

Main entry: import, importation

Definition: commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country

Main entry: moment, import, consequence

Definition: having important effects or influence

Usage: decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself; virtue is of more moment than security; that result is of no consequence

Main entry: significance, implication, import

Definition: a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred

Usage: the significance of his remark became clear only later; the expectation was spread both by word and by implication

Main entry: significance, signification, meaning, import

Definition: the message that is intended or expressed or signified

Usage: 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

Main entry: import, importee

Definition: an imported person brought from a foreign country

Usage: the lead role was played by an import from Sweden; they are descendants of indentured importees

Definitions for (verb) import

Main entry: spell, import

Definition: indicate or signify

Usage: I'm afraid this spells trouble!

Main entry: import

Definition: transfer (electronic data) into a database or document

Main entry: import

Definition: bring in from abroad

Visual thesaurus for import