Pronunciation: ( —v.im-pôrt', -pōrt'; —n.im'pôrt, -pōrt),[key] —v.t. 1. to bring in (merchandise, commodities, workers, etc.) from a foreign country for use, sale, processing, reexport, or services.
2. to bring or introduce from one use, connection, or relation into another: foreign bodies imported into the blood; foodstuffs imported from the farm. 3. to convey as meaning or implication; signify: Her words imported a change of attitude. 4. to involve as a necessary circumstance; imply: Religion imports belief. 5. Computers.to bring (documents, data, etc.) into one application program from another.
6. Archaic.to be of consequence or importance to; concern.
—v.i. to be of consequence or importance; matter.
—n. 1. something that is imported from abroad; an imported commodity or article.
2. the act of importing or bringing in; importation, as of goods from abroad: the import of foreign cars. 3. consequence or importance: matters of great import. 4. meaning; implication; purport: He felt the import of her words.