[verb ik-spawrt, -spohrt, ek-spawrt, -spohrt; noun, adjective ek-spawrt, -spohrt]
- to ship (commodities) to other countries or places for sale, exchange, etc.
- to send or transmit (ideas, institutions, etc.) to another place, especially to another country.
- Computers. to save (documents, data, etc.) in a format usable by another software program.
- to ship commodities to another country for sale, exchange, etc.
- the act of exporting; exportation: the export of coffee.
- something that is exported; an article exported: Coffee is a major export of Colombia.
- of or relating to the exportation of goods or to exportable goods: export duties.
- produced for export: an export beer.
Origin of export
1475–85; < Latin exportāre to carry out, bear away, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + portāre to carry, bear
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Examples from the Web for export
Enforcement of U.S Code, Title VII, Chapter 25A “Export Standards for Grapes and Plums” remains fully funded, thank goodness.Congress’ Gift That Keeps on Giving
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Cuban cigars are world-renowned for their quality and craftsmanship, and Americans have loved this major Cuban export for decades.Cigar Dealers Light Up Over Cuba News
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Some even saw it as an American plot to export infected monkeys to Sierra Leone.In Sierra Leone, the Plague Is Closing in Around Us
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He singled out Iran, which he says is pursuing a “global mission” meant to export its violent revolution “to the entire world.”Can We Lose the Violent Muslim Cliché?
October 12, 2014
Some time ago, I too left my comfortable life in Britain to export the idea of building a Khilafah [caliphate].An Ex-Radical's Open Letter to ISIS Fighters: Quit Now While You Can!
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In return for all this it was important that Russia should export as freely as possible.
The value of this article of export for 1886 was over half a million sterling.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
It is a seductive and insidious proposition—this export duty.Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times
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Export of woollen yarn from Cork, £300,000 a year in the Irish market.A Tour in Ireland
It is likely that the export of breadstuffs in 1860 will be very considerable.Old Mackinaw
W. P. Strickland.
- (often plural)
- goods (visible exports) or services (invisible exports) sold to a foreign country or countries
- (as modifier)an export licence; export finance
- to sell (goods or services) or ship (goods) to a foreign country or countries
- (tr) to transmit or spread (an idea, social institution, etc) abroad
C15: from Latin exportāre to carry away, from portāre to carry
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Word Origin and History for export
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