import
Pronunciation
  • (RP) enPR: ĭmʹpôt, IPA: /ˈɪm.pɔːt/
  • (America) enPR: ĭmʹpôrt, IPA: /ˈɪm.pɔɹt/
  • (rhotic, horse-hoarse) enPR: ĭmʹpōrt, IPA: /ˈɪm.po(ː)ɹt/
  • (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /ˈɪm.poət/
  • (RP) enPR: ĭmpôtʹ, IPA: /ɪmˈpɔːt/
  • (America) enPR: ĭmpôrtʹ, IPA: /ɪmˈpɔɹt/
  • (rhotic, horse-hoarse) enPR: ĭmpōrtʹ, IPA: /ɪmˈpo(ː)ɹt/
  • (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /ɪmˈpoət/
Noun

import

  1. (countable) Something brought in from an exterior source, especially for sale or trade.
  2. (uncountable) The practice of importing.
  3. (uncountable) Significance, importance.
    It was a matter of great import.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations Translations Verb

import (imports, present participle importing; past and past participle imported)

  1. (transitive) To bring (something) in from a foreign country, especially for sale or trade.
    Antonyms: export
  2. (transitive) To load a file into a software application from another version or system.
    Antonyms: export
    How can I import files from older versions of this application?
Translations Translations Verb

import (imports, present participle importing; past and past participle imported)

  1. (intransitive) To be important; to be significant; to be of consequence.
    • 1661, Thomas Salusbury
      See how much it importeth to learn to take Time by the Fore-Top.
  2. (transitive) To be of importance to (someone or something).
    • If I endure it, what imports it you?
  3. (transitive) To be incumbent on (someone to do something).
    • 1762, David Hume, The History of England:
      It imports us to get all the aid and assistance we can.
  4. (transitive) To be important or crucial to (that something happen).
    • 1819, Shelley, "The Cenci":
      It much imports your house That all should be made clear.
  5. (transitive) To mean, signify.
    • Every petition […] doth […] always import a multitude of speakers together.
  6. (transitive, archaic) To express, to imply.
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