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  Definition of import
  1. commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
  2. having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment that security"
  3. a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred; "the significance of his remark became clear only later"; "the expectation was spread both by word and by implication"
  4. the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "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 ambigtuous"
  5. an imported person brought from a foreign country; "the lead role was played by an import from Sweden"; "they are descendants of indentured importees"
  6. indicate or signify; "I''m afraid this spells trouble!"
  7. bring in from abroad
Similar Words: importation, consequence, moment, significance, implication, meaning, signification, importee, spell

 

Hyponyms: matter, hell to pay, lexical meaning, grammatical meaning, symbolization, symbolisation, sense, signified, intension, connotation, referent, effect, essence, burden, core, gist, intent, purport, spirit, moral, lesson, nuance, nicety, shade, subtlety, refinement, overtone, point, smuggle

 

Derivational Morphology: imply, connote, entail, implicate, spell, mean, intend, signify, stand for, meaning, significance, signification, implication, importation, importing, importee, importer

 

 
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