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imported


  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  imported 
  adj  :  used  of  especially  merchandise  brought  from  a  foreign 
  source;  "imported  wines" 




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