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IMPO'RT, v.t. [L.importo; in and porto,to bar. See Bear.]

1. To bring from a foreign country or jurisdiction, or from another state, into one's own country, jurisdiction or state; opposed to export. We import teas and silks from China, wines from Spain and France,and dry goods from Great Britain. Great Britain imports cotton from American and India. We may say also that Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine import flour from the middle states.

2. To bear or convey, as signification or meaning; to mean; to signify; to imply. We are to understand by a term, what it clearly imports.

3. To be of weight to; to be of moment or consequence to; to bear on the interest of, or to have a bearing on.

Her length of sickness, with what else more serious

Importeth thee to know,this bears.

If I endure it,what imports it you?



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IMPO'RT, v.t. [L.importo; in and porto,to bar. See Bear.]

1. To bring from a foreign country or jurisdiction, or from another state, into one's own country, jurisdiction or state; opposed to export. We import teas and silks from China, wines from Spain and France,and dry goods from Great Britain. Great Britain imports cotton from American and India. We may say also that Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine import flour from the middle states.

2. To bear or convey, as signification or meaning; to mean; to signify; to imply. We are to understand by a term, what it clearly imports.

3. To be of weight to; to be of moment or consequence to; to bear on the interest of, or to have a bearing on.

Her length of sickness, with what else more serious

Importeth thee to know,this bears.

If I endure it,what imports it you?

IMPORT, n.

  1. That which is borne or conveyed in words; meaning; signification; the sense which words are intended to convey to the understanding, or which they bear in sound interpretation. Import differs from implication in this, that the meaning of a term or number of words in connection is less obscurely expressed. Import depends less on inference or deduction than implication, and is also applied more frequently to a single word. In all philosophical discussions, it is useful to ascertain the import of the terms employed. In the construction of laws and treaties, we are to examine carefully the import of words and phrases.
  2. That which is imported or brought into a country from another country or state; generally in the plural. Our imports exceed our exports; the balance must be paid in specie; hence the scarcity of coin.
  3. Importance; weight; consequence. [Formerly accented on the second syllable.] Shak. Dryden.

IM-PORT', v.t. [Fr. importer; L. importo; in and porto, to bear. See Bear.]

  1. To bring from a foreign country or jurisdiction, or from another state, into one's own country, jurisdiction or state; opposed to export. We import teas and silks from China, wines from Spain and France, and dry goods from Great Britain. Great Britain imports cotton from America and India. We may say also that Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine import flour from the middle states.
  2. To bear or convey, as signification or meaning; to mean; to signify; to imply. We are to understand by a term, what it clearly imports.
  3. To be of weight to; to be of moment or consequence to; to bear on the interest of, or to have a bearing on. Her length of sickness, with what else more serious / Importeth thee to know, this bears. Shak. If I endure it, what imports it you? Dryden.

Im*port"
  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 signify; to purport; to be of moment.

    "For that . . . importeth to the work." Bacon.
  3. 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.

  4. To carry or include, as meaning or intention; to imply; to signify.

    Every petition . . . doth . . . always import a multitude of speakers together. Hooker.

  5. That which a word, phrase, or document contains as its signification or intention or interpretation of a word, action, event, and the like.
  6. 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.

  7. Importance; weight; consequence.

    Most serious design, and the great import. Shak.

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Import

IMPO'RT, verb transitive [Latin importo; in and porto, to bar. See Bear.]

1. To bring from a foreign country or jurisdiction, or from another state, into one's own country, jurisdiction or state; opposed to export. We import teas and silks from China, wines from Spain and France, and dry goods from Great Britain. Great Britain imports cotton from American and India. We may say also that Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine import flour from the middle states.

2. To bear or convey, as signification or meaning; to mean; to signify; to imply. We are to understand by a term, what it clearly imports.

3. To be of weight to; to be of moment or consequence to; to bear on the interest of, or to have a bearing on.

Her length of sickness, with what else more serious

Importeth thee to know, this bears.

If I endure it, what imports it you?

IM'PORT, noun That which is borne or conveyed in words; meaning; signification; the sense which words are intended to convey to the understanding, or which they bear in sound interpretation. import differs from implication in this, that the meaning of a term or number of words in connection is less obscurely expressed. import depends less on inference or deduction than implication, and is also applied more frequently to a single word. In all philosophical discussions, it is useful to ascertain the import of the terms employed. In the construction of laws and treaties, we are to examine carefully the import of words and phrases.

1. That which is imported or brought into a country from another country or state; generally in the plural. Our imports exceed our exports; the balance must be paid in specie; hence the scarcity of coin.

2. Importance; weight; consequence. [Formerly accented on the second syllable.]

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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