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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Import  \Im*port"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Imported};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Importing}.]  [L.  importare  to  bring  in  to  occasion,  to 
  cause  pref.  im-  in  +  portare  to  bear.  Sense  3  comes  through 
  F.  importer,  from  the  Latin.  See  {Port}  demeanor.] 
  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. 
 
  Every  petition  .  .  .  doth  .  .  .  always  import  a 
  multitude  of  speakers  together.  --Hooker. 
 
  3.  To  be  of  importance  or  consequence  to  to  have  a  bearing 
  on  to  concern. 
 
  I  have  a  motion  much  imports  your  good.  --Shak. 
 
  If  I  endure  it  what  imports  it  you?  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  denote;  mean  sighify;  imply;  indicate;  betoken; 
  interest;  concern. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Import  \Im*port"\,  v.  i. 
  To  signify;  to  purport;  to  be  of  moment.  ``For  that  .  .  . 
  importeth  to  the  work.''  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Import  \Im"port\,  n. 
  1.  Merchandise  imported,  or  brought  into  a  country  from 
  without  its  boundaries;  --  generally  in  the  plural, 
  opposed  to  exports. 
 
  I  take  the  imports  from  and  not  the  exports  to 
  these  conquests,  as  the  measure  of  these  advantages 
  which  we  derived  from  them  --Burke. 
 
  2.  That  which  a  word  phrase,  or  document  contains  as  its 
  signification  or  intention  or  interpretation  of  a  word 
  action  event,  and  the  like 
 
  3.  Importance;  weight;  consequence. 
 
  Most  serious  design,  and  the  great  import.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  import 
  n  1:  goods  or  services  bought  from  a  foreign  country  [ant:  {export}] 
  2:  a  person  (such  as  an  actor  or  musician  or  celebrity)  brought 
  from  a  foreign  country 
  3:  the  message  that  is  intended  or  expressed  [syn:  {meaning},  {significance}, 
  {signification}] 
  4:  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"  [syn:  {significance},  {implication}] 
  5:  having  important  effects  or  influence;  "decisions  of  great 
  consequence  are  made  by  the  president  himself";  "virtue  is 
  of  more  moment  that  security"  [syn:  {consequence},  {moment}] 
  [ant:  {inconsequence}] 
  v  1:  bring  in  from  abroad  [ant:  {export}] 
  2:  indicate  or  signify;  "I'm  afraid  this  spells  trouble!"  [syn: 
  {spell}] 




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