export

verb
ex·​port | \ ek-ˈspȯrt How to pronounce export (audio) , ˈek-ˌspȯrt- How to pronounce export (audio) \
exported; exporting; exports

Definition of export

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to carry away : remove
2 : to carry or send (something, such as a commodity) to some other place (such as another country)

intransitive verb

: to export something abroad

export

noun
ex·​port | \ ˈek-ˌspȯrt How to pronounce export (audio) \

Definition of export (Entry 2 of 3)

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

export

adjective
ex·​port | \ ˈek-ˌspȯrt How to pronounce export (audio) \

Definition of export (Entry 3 of 3)

: of or relating to exportation or exports export duties

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Other Words from export

Verb

exportability \ (ˌ)ek-​ˌspȯr-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce exportability (audio) \ noun
exportable \ ek-​ˈspȯr-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce exportable (audio) , ˈek-​ˌspȯr-​ How to pronounce exportable (audio) \ adjective

Examples of export in a Sentence

Verb

countries that export oil to the U.S.

Noun

Exports to China have risen this year.

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The White House is still expected to unveil by Saturday restrictions on exporting sensitive American technologies abroad. New York Times, "Trump May Soften Sweeping Plan to Restrict Chinese Investments," 26 June 2018 American steelmakers have complained for years that companies in countries with lower wages, labor standards and environmental rules violate the rules of free trade by exporting volumes of steel in such quantities as to undermine the market here. Teresa Dixon Murray, cleveland.com, "Mortgage rates hit four-year high, adding $50 a month to typical home purchase," 1 Mar. 2018 Saudi officials are now lobbying Russia and other oil-exporting nations to cut production ahead of an OPEC meeting in Vienna next week, a move that risks angering Mr. Trump, who has pushed to keep oil prices low. Alex Leary, WSJ, "Saudi Prince Gets High-Five From Putin at G-20 Summit," 30 Nov. 2018 For those producers with quality top of mind, attention turned to the robust EU market instead, and by 2017, over 80 percent of Moldovan wine was exported to those countries, helping raise its international profile. Alia Akkam, Vogue, "Why Moldova Is a Wine Destination Worth Knowing Now," 27 Sep. 2018 Japan and Malaysia exported an additional $593 million in LEDs in the United States combined. New York Times, "What a Trade War With China Looks Like on the Front Lines," 23 June 2018 Since 2002, in fact, the U.S. has exported nearly $484,000 in computers and electronics to North Korea. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "North Korea Uses Microsoft and Apple Technology for Cyberattacks, Researchers Say," 6 June 2018 Last year, the two companies exported a combined 47,000 tons of copper, about 4.2 percent of Congo’s production of more than 1 million tons. Bloomberg.com, "A Little-Known Cobalt Miner Wants to Out-Produce Everyone Except Glencore," 27 Mar. 2018 Apparently, Hackett had either food poisoning or a religious vision, but as a result Ford will dump all its car lines into history’s trash bin — except the Mustang and a new Focus crossover that will be built in China and exported to America. Ed Wallace, star-telegram, "Ford Quits the Car Business," 5 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Border security, immigration, energy exports and the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement may hang in the balance. Dudley Althaus, San Antonio Express-News, "Appealing to populists, Lopez Obrador on verge of winning Mexico’s presidency," 22 June 2018 Yoga is among India’s most popular cultural exports. Kamakshi Ayyar, Time, "What India's Traditional Yoga Teachers Want You to Know for the International Day of Yoga," 20 June 2018 This industrial district is the world leader for production and export. Jaimy Jones, Houston Chronicle, "Test your knowledge of Pearland area history," 19 June 2018 After decades of export-focused industrialization, about half of Mexicans remain poor. Rachel Van Dongen, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: One Republican senator has the power to defeat Trump's Supreme Court nominee," 2 July 2018 Venezuelan crude exports to the U.S. fell by 242,000 barrels a day on average, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Benoit Faucon, WSJ, "One Potential Beneficiary of U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela: Iran," 12 Feb. 2019 Fortnite’s main export is not gameplay, but culture. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "In 2018, Ninja became Twitch’s first mainstream star," 20 Dec. 2018 Soybean exports were up more than 50 percent in May from the prior year. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Trump’s economic victory lap is full of embellishments and exaggerations," 29 July 2018 There are no projections that U.S. exports of other vehicles would rise to offset a decrease in domestic production of popular pickups. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Trump's trade war could threaten US pickup production and jobs," 13 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Per the resolution, North Korea can no longer export coal, iron, lead, seafood, and a few other materials. Chas Danner, Daily Intelligencer, "UN Security Council Approves New Sanctions on North Korea," 5 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of export

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1671, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1795, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for export

Verb

Middle English, from Latin exportare, from ex- + portare to carry — more at fare

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export

verb

English Language Learners Definition of export

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to send a product to be sold in another country

export

noun

English Language Learners Definition of export (Entry 2 of 2)

: something that is exported : a product that is sent to another country to be sold there
: the act of exporting something

export

verb
ex·​port | \ ek-ˈspȯrt How to pronounce export (audio) \
exported; exporting

Kids Definition of export

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to send a product to another country to sell it

export

noun
ex·​port | \ ˈek-ˌspȯrt How to pronounce export (audio) \

Kids Definition of export (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : something that is sent to another country to be sold Oil is Saudi Arabia's most important export.
2 : the act of sending a product to another country to be sold
ex·​port | \ ek-ˈspōrt, ˈek-ˌspōrt How to pronounce export (audio) \

Legal Definition of export

: to carry or send (as a commodity) to some other place (as another country)

intransitive verb

: to send something abroad

Other Words from export

export \ ˈek-​ˌspōrt How to pronounce export (audio) \ noun
exportability \ ek-​ˌspōr-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce exportability (audio) \ noun
exportable \ ek-​ˈspōr-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce exportable (audio) \ adjective

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