[verb im-pawrt, -pohrt; noun im-pawrt, -pohrt] /verb ɪmˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt; noun ˈɪm pɔrt, -poʊrt/
verb (used with object)
to bring in (merchandise, commodities, workers, etc.) from a foreign country for use, sale, processing, reexport, or services.
to bring or introduce from one use, connection, or relation into another:
foreign bodies imported into the blood; foodstuffs imported from the farm.
to convey as meaning or implication; signify:
Her words imported a change of attitude.
to involve as a necessary circumstance; imply:
Religion imports belief.
Computers. to bring (documents, data, etc.) into one software program from another.
Archaic. to be of consequence or to; concern.
verb (used without object)
to be of consequence or importance; to matter:
We are friends, and it does not import that we have only just met.
something that is imported from abroad; an imported commodity or article.
the act of importing or bringing in; , as of goods from abroad:
the import of foreign cars.
consequence or importance:
matters of great import.
meaning; implication; purport:
He felt the import of her words.
verb (ɪmˈpɔːt; ˈɪmpɔːt)
to buy or bring in (goods or services) from a foreign country Compare export
(transitive) to bring in from an outside source: to import foreign words into the language
(rare) to signify or be significant; mean; convey: to import doom
significance or importance: a man of great import
meaning or signification
(Canadian, informal) a sportsman or -woman who is not native to the country in which he or she plays
early 15c., “convey information, express, make known, signify,” from Latin importare “bring in, convey,” from assimilated form of in- “into, in” (see in- (2)) + portare “to carry” (see port (n.1)). Sense of “bring in goods from abroad” first recorded c.1500. Related: Imported; importing.
“consequence, importance,” 1580s; sense of “that which is imported” is from 1680s; both from import (v.).
An out-of-town date brought to a dance, party, etc (1940s+ Students)
[verb im-pawrt, -pohrt; noun im-pawrt, -pohrt] /verb ɪmˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt; noun ˈɪm pɔrt, -poʊrt/ verb (used with object) 1. to bring in (merchandise, commodities, workers, etc.) from a foreign country for use, sale, processing, reexport, or services. 2. to bring or introduce from one use, connection, or relation into another: foreign bodies imported into the blood; […]
[im-pawr-tns] /ɪmˈpɔr tns/ noun 1. the quality or state of being ; consequence; significance. 2. position or standing; personal or social consequence. 3. consequential air or manner: an air of bustling importance. 4. Obsolete. an matter. 5. Obsolete. . 6. Obsolete. or meaning. /ɪmˈpɔːtəns/ noun 1. the state of being important; significance 2. social status; […]
noun 1. a comedy (1895) by Oscar Wilde.
[im-pawr-tnt] /ɪmˈpɔr tnt/ adjective 1. of much or great significance or consequence: an important event in world history. 2. mattering much (usually followed by to): details important to a fair decision. 3. entitled to more than ordinary consideration or notice: an important exception. 4. prominent or large: He played an important part in national politics. […]