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 Without a trade deal, Britain would be subject to World Trade Organization tariff rules, including a 10% duty on finished cars imported into the EU and a low-single digit tariff on components exported to the UK. Jaclyn Trop, Fortune, "How British automakers are bracing for Brexit," 31 Jan. 2020 Perry’s Texas roots gave him ties with the oil and gas companies exporting to Europe. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Impeachment inquiry puts spotlight on Perry, who shunned it," 19 Oct. 2019 Mexico has also accelerated detentions and deportations of undocumented migrants in response to White House threats to impose tariffs on Mexican goods exported to the United States. Los Angeles Times, "Mexican authorities stop caravan of migrants attempting to head north," 12 Oct. 2019 Any microbes on these fragments may now be life exported from Earth to space. Fox News, "Minute by minute accounts of how asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs devastated Earth," 9 Oct. 2019 Impressive growth was seen in Scandinavian markets, with a 59% increase in wines exported to Denmark, and Asia, with 15,258 cases of Oregon wine shipped. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Oregon wine industry tops $600 million in sales, says new industry report," 12 Sep. 2019 Chasing the happiness dream is a very American concept, exported to the rest of the world through popular culture. Rafael Euba, Quartzy, "Why striving for happiness makes people miserable," 23 July 2019 Vietnam, the world’s third leading exporter of all inflatable balls, virtually tied with Pakistan for second in soccer balls exported to the US. Dan Kopf, Quartz, "The US gets nearly all of its soccer balls from China. But the goal posts are moving," 27 June 2019 Meanwhile, the group brought to light United Nations trade data showing that Cambodia had been massively under-reporting the amount of sand being exported to Singapore. Vince Beiser, National Geographic, "Sand mining threatens ways of life, from Cambodia to Nigeria," 23 Apr. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Last week, France, Germany and other countries imposed limits on exports of masks and other protective equipment that is in short supply. New York Times, "European Leaders Act in Concert to Protect Economies," 13 Mar. 2020 But in oil-producing countries whose governments depend almost completely on oil and gas exports, market gyrations have critical impact on people's lives, with potential for true chaos. Vivienne Walt, Fortune, "Coronavirus and a price war battered oil markets. But the real victims will be far from Wall Street," 11 Mar. 2020 And, as is often the case, Nigeria’s economic growth was anchored on its oil exports with production levels remaining stable throughout 2019. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "Nigeria’s economy is making a comeback—but it’s still not happening fast enough," 24 Feb. 2020 Ecuador hopes to persuade the U.S. to eliminate tariffs on exports of broccoli, artichokes, tuna and roses as part of talks intended to improve trade relations between the two countries, Economy and Finance Minister Richard Martínez Alvarado said. Jeffrey T. Lewis, WSJ, "Ecuador Wants U.S. to Eliminate Tariffs on Its Key Exports," 13 Feb. 2020 In the past, Belarus cashed in on exports of petroleum products made from cheap Russian oil. Washington Post, "Putin hosts Belarus leader for talks amid economic pressure," 7 Feb. 2020 At that time Colombia depended on exports of coffee, the price of which was plummeting. The Economist, "Wine whinge The costs of Colombia’s closed economy," 6 Feb. 2020 Therefore, Brexit will have an impact on our exports to both the U.K. and the EU in the future. Gary Miller, The Denver Post, "Gary Miller: With our strong economy projected to continue, should you sell your company now, or wait until after the election?," 24 Nov. 2019 With new tariffs on virtually all Chinese exports to the U.S. slated for December 15, these negotiations may be the last chance to prevent a sharp escalation. Daniel Tenreiro, National Review, "Trump Administration Missteps Weaken U.S. Hand Entering Chinese Trade Negotiations," 9 Oct. 2019 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

20 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Export.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/export. Accessed 30 Mar. 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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