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 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 Russia follows, with bilateral agreements to donate and export its Sputnik vaccine to 37 countries. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "Vaccines are the hottest new way to establish global influence," 2 Apr. 2021 And these new applications are ones that can leverage AI, analytics and mobile workloads without having to export the data to yet another separate database. Ravi Mayuram, Forbes, "Optionality (Part III): Do Databases Offer Optionality?," 5 Mar. 2021 Two years ago, Israel agreed a $15 billion deal to export gas to Egypt. Mirette Magdy, Bloomberg.com, "Egypt, Greece, Cyprus Form Six-Member Mediterranean Gas Group," 22 Sep. 2020 Last week, Charles Michel, the president of the European Council, accused Britain of refusing to export vaccines to Europe, which is the kind of scrap with Brussels that Johnson has been enjoying for the past thirty years. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, "Boris Johnson’s Vaccine Miracle," 18 Mar. 2021 In order to scale just one type of database query, businesses are forced to export the data to a different database and scale that particular one as needed. Ravi Mayuram, Forbes, "Optionality (Part III): Do Databases Offer Optionality?," 5 Mar. 2021 The organization's North and Central regions, which include Indiana, continue to export energy to the South region that includes most of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and a few small areas of Southeast Texas. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, "The polar vortex has left millions of Texans without power. Could the same happen to Hoosiers?," 19 Feb. 2021 According to court papers, Surur and co-defendants exported and agreed to export the rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory to foreign buyers, including some in Manhattan. Larry Neumeister, Star Tribune, "Man charged in rhino horns, elephant ivory trafficking case," 25 Jan. 2021 He was arrested on charges of attempting to illegally export parts for F-14 Tomcat jets to Iran. BostonGlobe.com, "Flight plan for Failure," 13 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun On January 4, India restricted the export of the AstraZeneca vaccine produced by SII until at least March. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "India detects new 'double mutant' variant as Covid-19 cases spike, raising fears of a second wave," 25 Mar. 2021 These new controls were applied earlier this month, when Italy blocked the export of 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine that were destined for Australia. The Economist, "Europe’s plans to restrict vaccine exports are dangerous," 24 Mar. 2021 Those countries and others, such as Mongolia, established laws forbidding the export of fossils from within their borders. New York Times, "Decolonizing the Hunt for Dinosaurs and Other Fossils," 22 Mar. 2021 That clause has until now been activated once — by Italy — to halt the export of 250,000 AstraZeneca doses to Australia. Washington Post, "As Europe threatens to curb vaccine exports to Britain and other countries, the post-Brexit rift widens," 22 Mar. 2021 Italy moved earlier this month to stop the export of 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccine to Australia. Nathan Vardi, Forbes, "AstraZeneca’s Pascal Soriot Was The Hottest CEO In Pharma. Now He’s In The Hot Seat.," 19 Mar. 2021 The European Union on Wednesday threatened to take tougher measures to curb the export of Covid-19 vaccines, escalating a feud with the U.S. and Britain over their handling of deliveries to the 27-nation bloc. NBC News, "European Union threatens tougher vaccine export curbs, escalating feud with U.S. and Britain," 17 Mar. 2021 Despite shortages at home and often being accused of vaccine protectionism itself, the 27-nation bloc has allowed the export of well over 34 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in past weeks, including 953,723 to the United States. Zeke Miller, Star Tribune, "Conflict grows between US and allies over vaccine supply," 12 Mar. 2021 The limited supply led Italy to ban the export of 250,000 doses of the vaccine to Australia last week in the hope of protecting its national supply. Michael Lee, Washington Examiner, "Multiple EU countries pause doses of AstraZeneca vaccine after widespread reports of blood clots," 11 Mar. 2021 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

8 Apr 2021

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“Export.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/export. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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

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