(noun, verb)


1. commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country

Similar word(s): importation

Definition categories: man–made, commodity, good

2. an imported person brought from a foreign country

- the lead role was played by an import from Sweden

- they are descendants of indentured importees

Definition categories: person, alien, foreigner, noncitizen, outlander

3. the message that is intended or expressed or signified

- the import of his announcement was ambiguous

Similar word(s): meaning, significance, signification

Definition categories: communication, content, message, substance

4. a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred

Similar word(s): implication, significance

Definition categories: thought, meaning, substance

5. having important effects or influence

Similar word(s): consequence, moment

Definition categories: attribute, significance

Sentences with import as a noun:

- It was a matter of great import.


1. bring in from abroad

Definition categories: possession, merchandise, trade

2. transfer (electronic data) into a database or document

Definition categories: possession, transfer

3. indicate or signify

Similar word(s): spell

Definition categories: communication, intend, mean

Sentences with import as a verb:

- How can I import files from older versions of this application?