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Definition of Import

Import

  1. To bring in from abroad; to introduce from without; especially, to bring (wares or merchandise) into a place or country from a foreign country, in the transactions of commerce; -- opposed to export. We import teas from China, coffee from Brasil, etc.
  2. To carry or include, as meaning or intention; to imply; to signify.
  3. To be of importance or consequence to; to have a bearing on; to concern.
  4. To signify; to purport; to be of moment.
  5. Merchandise imported, or brought into a country from without its boundaries; -- generally in the plural, opposed to exports.
  6. That which a word, phrase, or document contains as its signification or intention or interpretation of a word, action, event, and the like.
  7. Importance; weight; consequence.

Import Quotations

Argentina is a marvelous place. Argentines are great bankers of information. They import information; if someone sneezes in Milan or in New York, they clean their faces very fast there.
Emilio Ambasz

Given the brevity of our time here, it does seem likely that our species, too, must have at best a blinkered understanding of the shape of things, the import of certain events and what distinguishes 'good' from 'bad' luck.
Karen Russell

It is easier to discover a deficiency in individuals, in states, and in Providence, than to see their real import and value.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

The food system is not a free market. In this country, we impose reasonably high standards of animal welfare - but we haven't applied the same standards to food we import, so all we're really doing is exporting cruelty from Britain elsewhere, and at the same time undermining our farmers.
Zac Goldsmith

Egypt is the largest wheat importer in the world. In some part, this is due to irrigation issues and inhospitable climes. Egypt's dependence on wheat is also partially because for decades it has been cheaper to import wheat, corn, soy and barley from the U.S. than to grow it locally.
Marcus Samuelsson
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Import Translations

import in Afrikaans is invoer
import in Dutch is importeren, invoeren
import in French is implanter, importons, importent, importez
import in German is Einfuhr, importieren
import in Italian is importare, importo, introdurren, importazione
import in Swedish is importera, import
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