English noun: import
|1.||import (artifact) commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country|
|Broader (hypernym)||commodity, good, trade good|
|2.||import (person) an imported person brought from a foreign country|
|Samples||The lead role was played by an import from Sweden.|
They are descendants of indentured importees.
|Broader (hypernym)||alien, foreigner, noncitizen, outlander|
|3.||import (communication) the message that is intended or expressed or signified|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||meaning, significance, signification|
|Broader (hypernym)||content, message, subject matter, substance|
|Narrower (hyponym)||burden, connotation, core, effect, essence, gist, grammatical meaning, intension, intent, lesson, lexical meaning, moral, nicety, nuance, overtone, point, purport, referent, refinement, sense, shade, signified, spirit, subtlety, symbolisation, symbolization|
|4.||import (cognition) a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred|
|Samples||The significance of his remark became clear only later.|
The expectation was spread both by word and by implication.
|Broader (hypernym)||meaning, substance|
|5.||import (attribute) having important effects or influence|
|Samples||Decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself.|
Virtue is of more moment than security.
That result is of no consequence.
|Narrower (hyponym)||hell to pay, matter|
English verb: import
|1.||import (possession) bring in from abroad|
|Examples||Sam and Sue import the movie|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s something PP
|Broader (hypernym)||merchandise, trade|
|Domain category||commerce, commercialism, mercantilism|
|2.||import (possession) transfer (electronic data) into a database or document|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Domain category||computer science, computing|
|3.||import (communication) indicate or signify|
|Samples||I'm afraid this spells trouble!.|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||intend, mean|