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.
- To bring or carry in from an outside source, especially to bring in (goods or materials) from a foreign country for trade or sale.
- Computer Science To receive (data) into one program from another.
- To carry or hold the meaning of; signify: a high inflation rate importing hard times for the consumer.
- To imply.
- Archaic To have importance for.
- To be significant. See Synonyms at count1.
- Something imported.
- The act or occupation of importing goods or materials.
- Meaning; signification. See Synonyms at meaning.
- Importance; significance: a legal decision of far-reaching import. See Synonyms at importance.