Part of speech:

To be of importance.

Part of speech: participle


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To bring in from abroad.

Part of speech: verb

To mean; signify.

Part of speech: verb

To affect seriously; be important to.

Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

That which is imported.

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Usage examples "import":

  1. After this we fell to talking again, but beyond what I have written down, little of import could be gathered. - "The Coming of the King", James Hocking.
  2. There needed no wizard to tell the import of the scene. - "The Captive in Patagonia", Benjamin Franklin Bourne.
  3. He would have given much to have understood the import of the whispered words, but that he was expected to do something was obvious. - "The Red Derelict", Bertram Mitford.