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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·port /ɪmˈport, ˈpɔrt, ˈɪmˌ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·port v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imported; p. pr. & vb. n. Importing.]
 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 Brazil, 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; signify; imply; indicate; betoken; interest; concern.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·port, v. i. To signify; to purport; to be of moment. “For that . . . importeth to the work.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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) 2.0

      n 1: commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign
           country [syn: importation] [ant: export]
      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" [syn: importee]
      3: 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" [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: