"import" in the noun sense
1. import, importation
commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
2. import, importee
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
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
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
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"
"import" in the verb sense
bring in from abroad
transfer (electronic data) into a database or document
3. spell, import
indicate or signify
"I'm afraid this spells trouble!"
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