export

verb
ex·port | \ek-ˈspȯrt, ˈek-ˌspȯrt- \
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 \

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 \

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 \ noun
exportable \ek-ˈspȯr-tə-bəl, ˈek-ˌspȯr- \ 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

In February, Israel signed a $15 billion deal to export natural gas to Egypt. David Isaac, Jewish Journal, "Israel and China start conversation about mutual ties," 11 July 2018 Those who want to export catfish to the United States must have USDA-compliant facilities both abroad and domestically, the cost of which is too high for most small companies, Bordia said. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area men’s plan to market invasive fish from Mexico hits snag in U.S.," 2 July 2018 The Treasury Department on Wednesday revoked licenses that allowed U.S.-controlled foreign firms to export commercial aircraft parts to Iran as well as permit Americans to trade in Iranian carpets, pistachios and caviar. Matthew Lee, Fox News, "US begins to dismantle Iran nuclear deal sanctions relief," 27 June 2018 That would severely hurt countries that want to export such technologies to China, to a degree that arguably breaks international trade rules. David Meyer, Fortune, "Trump Has New Plans to Keep China Away from U.S. Tech. Here's What You Need to Know," 25 June 2018 Cheniere was the first to export U.S. LNG in 2016 from its terminal in Sabine Pass, Louisiana. Katherine Blunt, San Antonio Express-News, "China expected to spare LNG from tariffs," 20 June 2018 Not only that, but tight sanctions imposed in response to years of nuclear and missile tests by the United Nations have cut deeply into Pyongyang's various sources of income, especially its ability to export raw materials. Ben Westcott, CNN, "Why meeting a US President is the ultimate aim of the Kim family," 4 June 2018 Last year, the regime advertised its ability to export chemical warfare and flout international norms when the regime was accused of using the nerve agent VX to assassinate Kim’s estranged half brother in Kuala Lumpur. Theo Emery, Time, "The North Korea Summit Is Trump's Chance to Pressure Syria About Its Weapons, Too," 4 June 2018 But roughly half of the delta’s exported water still would be fed into the aqueducts by the southern pumps, killing fish. George Skelton, latimes.com, "What do Southern Californians really get out of Gov. Jerry Brown's twin tunnels project?," 12 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Strong exports, especially those to the U.S. and other developed nations, have buoyed China’s economy, which grew 6.9% last year. Lingling Wei, WSJ, "China’s Effort to Control Debt Loses Steam," 12 July 2018 Other states being affected include South Carolina, where BMW makes SUVs for both the U.S. and export, and Alabama, home to Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Honda and Hyundai factories. David Pan, USA TODAY, "China's tariffs will hit farm states hard, spare service-heavy states," 10 July 2018 Iranian oil exports — the world’s sixth largest — have been of particular concern to global market stability. Susannah George, The Seattle Times, "US suggests wiggle room for some countries on Iran sanctions," 2 July 2018 This Morning, DeHaan listed Donald Trump’s plans to impede Iran’s oil exports, Venezuela’s ongoing economic crisis, and the small OPEC oil production boost as part of the issue. Erin Corbett, Fortune, "Gas Taxes Rise in 7 States Just as Record Travel Is Expected for the 4th of July," 2 July 2018 Pork is the third-largest category of exports handled by Oakland, according to WorldCity, a research firm that analyzes government trade data. Roland Li, SFChronicle.com, "Port of Oakland, a center for China trade, expects growth amid turmoil," 29 June 2018 Firms based in China make sales to America almost exclusively through goods exports, which were worth $506bn last year. The Economist, "America Inc and the rage against Beijing," 28 June 2018 China has recently proposed a 25 percent tariff on one major U.S. seafood export, lobsters. Chris Mooney, Anchorage Daily News, "Ocean science agency chief suggests removing 'climate' from mission statement," 25 June 2018 While enjoying a meal in Okinawa, Japan, Bourdain mused about the city's most famous export -- karate -- and agreed to get a lesson from one of the discipline's true masters. Doug Criss, CNN, "Brains, blood and beavers: Relieving Anthony Bourdain's most badass moments," 8 June 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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More Definitions for export

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 \
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 \

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 \

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 \ noun
exportability \ek-ˌspōr-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ noun
exportable \ek-ˈspōr-tə-bəl \ adjective

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