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English noun: import

1. import (artifact) commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country


Synonymsimportation


Broader (hypernym)commodity, good, trade good


Antonymsexport, exportation

2. import (person) an imported person brought from a foreign country


SamplesThe lead role was played by an import from Sweden.
They are descendants of indentured importees.


Synonymsimportee


Broader (hypernym)alien, foreigner, noncitizen, outlander

3. import (communication) the message that is intended or expressed or signified


SamplesWhat 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.


Synonymsmeaning, 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


SamplesThe significance of his remark became clear only later.
The expectation was spread both by word and by implication.


Synonymsimplication, significance


Broader (hypernym)meaning, substance

5. import (attribute) having important effects or influence


SamplesDecisions of great consequence are made by the president himself.
Virtue is of more moment than security.
That result is of no consequence.


Synonymsconsequence, moment


Broader (hypernym)significance


Narrower (hyponym)hell to pay, matter


Antonymsinconsequence


English verb: import

1. import (possession) bring in from abroad


ExamplesSam and Sue import the movie


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)merchandise, trade


Narrower (hyponym)smuggle


Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism


Antonymsexport

2. import (possession) transfer (electronic data) into a database or document


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)transfer


Domain categorycomputer science, computing


Antonymsexport

3. import (communication) indicate or signify


SamplesI'm afraid this spells trouble!.


Synonymsspell


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)intend, mean









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