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Meaning of EXPORT

Pronunciation:  [n]'ikspowrt, [v]ik'spowrt, ek'spowrt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country
  2. [v]  cause to spread in another part of the world; "The Russians exported Marxism to Africa"
  3. [v]  sell or transfer abroad; "we export less than we import and have a negative trade balance"

EXPORT is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: exportation
 Antonyms: import, import, importation
 See Also: commodity, distribute, goods, merchandise, smuggle, spread, trade, trade goods



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ex*port"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exported}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Exporting}.] [L. exportare, exportatum; ex out+portare to
    carry : cf. F. exporter. See {Port} demeanor.]
    1. To carry away; to remove. [Obs.]
             [They] export honor from a man, and make him a
             return in envy.                       --Bacon.
    2. To carry or send abroad, or out of a country, especially
       to foreign countries, as merchandise or commodities in the
       way of commerce; -- the opposite of import; as, to export
       grain, cotton, cattle, goods, etc.
  2. \Ex"port\, n.
    1. The act of exporting; exportation; as, to prohibit the
       export of wheat or tobacco.
    2. That which is exported; a commodity conveyed from one
       country or State to another in the way of traffic; -- used
       chiefly in the plural, exports.
             The ordinary course of exchange . . . between two
             places must likewise be an indication of the
             ordinary course of their exports and imports. --A.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: To transport substances from inside the cell, through the cell membrane, to the outside by a system specialized for the purpose. To secrete.
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