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 Alabama ranked as the U.S.’s fourth largest auto-exporting state in 2019, after California posted a surge in exports. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "Alabama’s exports down again in 2019, but autos up," 18 Feb. 2020 Currently, the only models built in China and exported to the U.S. are the Buick Envision and the Volvo S90. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, "Coronavirus Unlikely to Affect Car Supply for Buyers in U.S., for Now," 16 Feb. 2020 The magnitude of the impact would depend on how much gas was exported and its effects on the global supply and the domestic market. Alex Trembath, National Review, "What a Republican Climate-Change Agenda Might Look Like," 13 Feb. 2020 Not only were Iranians snapping up its snacks, but the company was exporting one-fourth of its wares to Iraq, earning dollars. Peter S. Goodman, New York Times, "Iran’s Economy Is Bleak. Its Stock Market Is Soaring.," 13 Feb. 2020 Ireland and Belgium exported more pharmaceuticals and Netherlands boosted exports of petroleum products and industrial machinery. Feliz Solomon, WSJ, "U.S.-China Trade War Reshaped Global Commerce," 9 Feb. 2020 Rather than serving as a magnet for artists hitting their stride, the region tends to export talent, an often heartbreaking dynamic driven by the Bay Area’s prohibitive cost of living and relative dearth of opportunities. Andrew Gilbert, SFChronicle.com, "Antibalas doubles down on a Bay Area strategy for its Afrobeat," 7 Feb. 2020 Foreign farmers exporting meat to the EU would not escape the tax under the proposal. Adrian Croft, Fortune, "Looking to cut emissions, Europe eyes a ‘sustainability’ tax on meat," 6 Feb. 2020 Its most sensitive technology is produced in Michigan then exported to China, where lower value items are added to the finished goods, before they are shipped to 36 countries. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "How much have Trump's tariff's cost Michigan companies? Group says $1.9B through November," 5 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Boosted by a federal grant, the Port of Milwaukee is establishing a $31 million agricultural products export facility. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Port of Milwaukee building $31 million agricultural products export facility," 13 Feb. 2020 Other top manufacturing exports are machinery ($1.1 billion), chemicals ($697 million), transportation equipment ($396 million), and electrical equipment ($280 million). Processed food? Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's TML: Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer is the gift that keeps on giving," 13 Feb. 2020 By contrast, Wyoming exports 96% of the early deaths from its emissions. Steven Barrett, The Conversation, "The secondhand smoke you’re breathing may have come from another state," 12 Feb. 2020 But on the eve of publication of the Post/ZDF story, the Swiss government revoked the company's export license. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "For decades, US and Germany owned Swiss crypto company used by 120 countries," 11 Feb. 2020 The team found that Nigeria in particular has become a global pangolin scale export hub, accounting for 55 percent of seizures between 2016 and 2019. National Geographic, "THE BEST OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC DELIVERED TO YOUR INBOX," 11 Feb. 2020 The value of trade between the two countries fell from $21.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018 to $18.5 billion in 2019, according to data from the International Trade Centre—mostly a result of falling exports from Japan to South Korea. Dan Kopf, Quartz, "The Japan tourism explosion stalled in 2019 because of a spat with South Korea," 9 Feb. 2020 Health care workers are one of Nigeria’s most valuable exports; terrorists are not. Jennifer Adaeze Okwerekwu, STAT, "As medical professionals, my husband and I know the Nigerian travel ban is cruel. Now the pain is personal," 7 Feb. 2020 Decision makers within the White House and several U.S. agencies have clashed over decisions involving telecom regulations, export controls and wireless spectrum rules. Sadie Gurman, WSJ, "Attorney General Barr Suggests U.S. Firms Take Financial Interest in Huawei Rivals," 6 Feb. 2020 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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Time Traveler for export

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

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Last Updated

21 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Export.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/export. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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More Definitions for export

export

verb
How to pronounce export (audio) How to pronounce export (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of export

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to send a product to be sold in another country

export

noun
How to pronounce export (audio)

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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