Synonyms of import


1. import, importation, commodity, trade good, good

usage: commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country

2. import, importee, foreigner, alien, noncitizen, outlander

usage: an imported person brought from a foreign country; "the lead role was played by an import from Sweden"; "they are descendants of indentured importees"

3. meaning, significance, signification, import, message, content, subject matter, substance

usage: 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 ambiguous"

4. significance, import, implication, meaning, substance

usage: 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"

5. consequence, import, moment, significance

usage: having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment than security"; "that result is of no consequence"


1. import, trade, merchandise

usage: bring in from abroad

2. import, transfer

usage: transfer (electronic data) into a database or document

3. spell, import, mean, intend

usage: indicate or signify; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!"

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Definition and meaning of import (Dictionary)