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

Other Words from export

Verb

exportability \ (ˌ)ek-​ˌspȯr-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce export (audio) \ noun
exportable \ ek-​ˈspȯr-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce export (audio) , ˈek-​ˌspȯr-​ How to pronounce export (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 Egypt and Tunisia also export fruits and vegetables to Russia. Nimi Princewill, CNN, 5 Mar. 2022 Dragon fruit farmers in Vietnam, who export mostly to China, have been pushed heavily into debt. New York Times, 5 Feb. 2022 America is positioned to play this role because of our abundant natural gas and our lead in the technologies and innovations needed to develop and export it as LNG. Mike Sommers, Fortune, 3 Mar. 2022 What if the Congo, which produces 70% of the world’s cobalt, critical in semiconductor production, is unable or unwilling to export them? Cyrus Hadavi, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 The Savannah port is a conduit for companies that export abroad, especially Georgia kaolin, timber and poultry products on their way to Asia. Greg Bluestein, ajc, 15 Apr. 2022 That makes their activities harder to unwind than those of companies that mainly export to Russia. Nick Kostov, wsj.com, 23 Mar. 2022 For instance, the CBAM proposes levying a fee on the carbon content of imports, forcing non-European countries that export to the European bloc to reduce emissions on goods and services and use the revenue to support The European Green Deal. Rouzbeh Amini, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 Atkinson said the tax hike most hurts U.S. companies that export goods around the world and must compete with competitors in low-cost jurisdictions. Katherine Doyle, Washington Examiner, 12 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Bayraktar was now part of Erdoğan’s inner circle, and his drones were marketed for export. The New Yorker, 9 May 2022 Twenty-five million tons of Ukrainian grain aimed for export are blocked because of blockade of Ukraine’s Black Sea ports, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN. Katya Soldak, Forbes, 7 May 2022 Ukraine, a leading grain grower, had some 14 million tons in storage available for export, but Russia’s blockade of the country’s Black Sea ports has prevented distribution. New York Times, 6 May 2022 The United Nations warned that nearly 25 million tons of grain intended for export was stuck in Ukraine as a result of the fighting there, which has crippled infrastructure and resulted in a blockade of port cities like Mariupol. Washington Post, 6 May 2022 For example: Of the 18 LNG export facilities FERC has ever approved, just nine have been built. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 14 Mar. 2022 Most overseas export facilities currently in the works plan to get around that by converting it to denser ammonia first. Tim Mcdonnell, Quartz, 15 Jan. 2022 That should increase to 13.9 billion cubic feet per day by the end of 2022 as new export facilities are completed. Charles Riley, CNN, 5 Jan. 2022 These days, with several more export facilities online, particularly in the U.S., the proliferation of spot cargoes has created a market more sensitive to price swings. Joe Wallace, WSJ, 7 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Thanks to the help of the horse transportation logistics company Peden Bloodstock, the team was sent to Europe for their pre-export quarantine and then to Japan. Rachel Axon, USA TODAY, 30 July 2021 Those numbers correspond closely to the CPCA's non-export number in April, and total number in March. Chris Isidore And Laura He, CNN, 13 May 2021 Per the resolution, North Korea can no longer export coal, iron, lead, seafood, and a few other materials. Chas Danner, Daily Intelligencer, 5 Aug. 2017 See More

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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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The first known use of export was in the 15th century

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Last Updated

14 May 2022

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“Export.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/export. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for export

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

export

transitive verb
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 export (audio) \ noun
exportable \ ek-​ˈspōr-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce export (audio) \ adjective

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