verb ex·port \ek-ˈsprt, ˈek-ˌ\

: to send a product to be sold in another country

Full Definition of EXPORT

transitive verb
:  to carry away :  remove
:  to carry or send (as a commodity) to some other place (as another country)
intransitive verb
:  to export something abroad
ex·port·abil·i·ty \(ˌ)ek-ˌspr-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
ex·port·able \ek-ˈspr-tə-bəl, ˈek-ˌ\ adjective

Examples of EXPORT

  1. countries that export oil to the U.S.

Origin of EXPORT

Middle English, from Latin exportare, from ex- + portare to carry — more at fare
First Known Use: 15th century


noun ex·port \ˈek-ˌsprt\

: something that is exported : a product that is sent to another country to be sold there

: the act of exporting something

Full Definition of EXPORT

:  something exported; specifically :  a commodity conveyed from one country or region to another for purposes of trade
:  the act of exporting :  exportation <the export of wheat>

Examples of EXPORT

  1. Exports to China have risen this year.

First Known Use of EXPORT


Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite


adjective ex·port \ˈek-ˌ\

Definition of EXPORT

:  of or relating to exportation or exports <export duties>

First Known Use of EXPORT



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