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Importing definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

IMPO'RTING, ppr. Bringing into one's own country or state from a foreign or distant state.
1. Bearing, as a signification; meaning.
2. Having weight or consequence.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the commercial activity of buying and bringing in goods from a foreign country [syn: importing, importation]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Importing Im*port"ing, a. Full of meaning. [Obs.] --Shak.



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