verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- import quota,
- importance of being earnest, the,
Origin of import
Examples from the Web for imported
In the first six months of this year, we saw a 48 percent growth in sales of imported and craft beers.
"Right now beer is a trend," Bernardo Rivas, the owner of Bodega Mi Amiga tells me in the imported beer aisle.
Bodega Mi Amiga sells every kind of liquor you can imagine, or that is legally allowed to be imported into Panama.
But since the crop is not grown domestically, it needs to be imported.Chinese Getting Hooked on the Middle East's Favorite Drug|Brendon Hong|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I first tried these ciders in Burgundy, before they were imported to the United States.
Imported into Greece, these notions and their cult had a twofold development.Demonology and Devil-lore|Moncure Daniel Conway
For such are imported, of course, and sold at auction as they arrive.About Orchids|Frederick Boyle
The rate of duty upon the principal articles of imported goods was, before the War, twelve and one-half per centum ad valorem.The Middle Period 1817-1858|John William Burgess
Their virtual assertion of popular sovereignty was temporarily smothered by imported tyranny in the shape of Sir Edmund Andros.William Bradford of Plymouth|Albert Hale Plumb
Like most other things, the tea-shrub is said to have been imported into Japan from China.The Empire of the East|H. B. Montgomery
verb (ɪmˈpɔːt, ˈɪmpɔːt)
- goods (visible imports) or services (invisible imports) that are bought from foreign countries
- (as modifier)an import licence
Word Origin for import
early 15c., "convey information, express, make known, signify," from Latin importare "bring in, convey," from assimilated form of in- "into, in" (see in- (2)) + portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)). Sense of "bring in goods from abroad" first recorded c.1500. Related: Imported; importing.
"consequence, importance," 1580s; sense of "that which is imported" is from 1680s; both from import (v.).