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 Likewise, Iran now has community transmission and has exported cases to multiple countries. Aubree Gordon, The Conversation, "How can we prepare for the coronavirus? 3 questions answered," 26 Feb. 2020 The policies would reduce taxes on companies that export clean energy, expand an existing tax credit for carbon capture and storage, double R&D funding for energy and plant a lot of trees to capture carbon dioxide. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, "Republicans’ Climate Change Plan Is Big Oil’s Climate Change Plan," 21 Jan. 2020 Last October, several European countries that export wine to America were jarred by punitive tariffs of 25%. Alfonso Cevola, Dallas News, "Dallas wine industry braces for possible 100% tariffs on French and other European goods," 13 Jan. 2020 Though, in general, severe depreciation of basket currencies would have much graver effects on countries that mainly export primary products, such as CFA countries. 2. Restructure the reserve requirements for CFA franc countries. Landry Signé, Quartz Africa, "How the France-backed African CFA franc works as an enabler and barrier to development," 7 Dec. 2019 Lee Ho-hyeon, a South Korean trade ministry official, said the change would affect about 100 local firms that export items such as telecommunications security equipment, semiconductor materials and chemical products to Japan. San Diego Union-Tribune, "South Korea downgrades Japan trade status as dispute deepens," 17 Sep. 2019 China is one of the few countries that exports the thinnest-gauge aluminum available — and Bigelow makes 2 million tea bags a year! courant.com, "Sept. 3, 2019: Welcome to our new newsletter!," 3 Sep. 2019 Russia is still a country that mainly exports raw materials, oil, and gas. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, "To make Russia great again, Putin is building roads and bridges," 13 Mar. 2019 But at the same time, a trade war between China and the U.S. will hurt South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and other Asian economies because those companies supply China factories that export to the U.S. Joseph N. Distefano, Philly.com, "New Trump import fees: How will China fight back?," 11 July 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Oil exports, an important contributor to GDP, are way down, and inflation is way up. Bonnie Kristian, TheWeek, "Iran needs sanction relief to get through this pandemic," 18 Mar. 2020 America’s biggest oil-export hub is poised to slash spending and possibly defer more than one-third of its 2020 capital budget amid the worst price rout in nearly three decades. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Port of Corpus Christi says it’s set to slash spending," 10 Mar. 2020 The European Union maintains a 56,700-ton annual quota for duty-free olive oil imports from Tunisia, aside from the quantity European importers buy and re-export. Claire Parker, Washington Post, "Tunisia is one of the world’s top olive oil producers. But now, it’s facing a crisis of too much.," 9 Mar. 2020 By suppressing North Korea’s exports, the U.S. and others have tried to force Mr. Kim to negotiate away the country’s nuclear weapons. Alastair Gale, WSJ, "After Losing Cargo Ship to U.S., North Korea Found Another in Vietnam," 5 Mar. 2020 The co-operative usually exports more than 90% of its catch to China and was one of several Australian sellers that halted its exports to the country. Angela Dewan, CNN, "Stranded lobsters and missing wedding dresses: The coronavirus is a daily reminder of China's global reach," 24 Feb. 2020 After each system reboot (or other export of the pool), the L2ARC empties. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Persistent L2ARC might be coming to ZFS on Linux," 13 Feb. 2020 International education is Australia’s third largest international export, worth AU$32.4 billion ($21.7 billion) to the economy. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "As coronavirus looms, Australian politicians encourage domestic tourism instead," 2 Feb. 2020 The Rundown Reuters US greenhouse gases to billow on Gulf Coast petrochemicals: study Bloomberg California city shuts a key coal-export route in name of climate New York Times Who controls Trump’s environmental policy? Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: Klobuchar faces backlash over natural gas," 15 Jan. 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

3 Apr 2020

Cite this Entry

“Export.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/export. Accessed 9 Apr. 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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