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 All of those are bigger than the goods exported, which include electrical equipment at $305.1 million, mining and minerals at $103.5 million, chemicals at $89.9 million and medical equipment at $83.3 million. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, "When it comes to trade for Colorado, all is not quiet on the European front," 27 Oct. 2019 Three years after Donald Trump’s campaign slogan became a viral meme, the nationalist expression — Make America Great Again — has been exported globally, as a mantra for right-wing forces reshaping online discourse all over the world. Washington Post, "The online MAGA movement tried to take down Canada’s Justin Trudeau. It fell short.," 22 Oct. 2019 In 2016 half the country’s output was exported; last year only 16% was. The Economist, "For the sake of workers, Uzbekistan is privatising its cotton industry," 17 Oct. 2019 Imported to the country by the British, it was easily exported from the elites to the street. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "Bowled Over! See Kate Middleton and Prince William Play Cricket with Kids in Pakistan," 17 Oct. 2019 Ecuadorian bamboo, known as caña de Guayaquil (or Guaya), is exported to Peru, Colombia, and other Latin American countries. Davina Jackson, Quartzy, "A Balinese school is leading a global renaissance of bamboo architecture," 18 Sep. 2019 Sand was exported from the West End, starting in 1962, from Kanalukaha Beach, near Hale o Lono Harbor, and from Papohaku Beach, to build up the lucrative tourist strands in Waikiki, Honolulu, and in Santa Monica, California. Wade Graham, Smithsonian, "Why Molokai, With All Its Wonders, Is the Least Developed of Hawai’i’s Islands," 31 Aug. 2019 None of Buri’s semen was ever exported, according to Acceligen. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "Brazil's Plans for Gene-Edited Cows Got Scrapped—Here's Why," 26 Aug. 2019 Between 1618 and 1620, about 50,000 enslaved people — many of whom had been prisoners of war — were exported from Angola. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "The First Africans in Virginia Landed in 1619. It Was a Turning Point for Slavery in American History—But Not the Beginning," 20 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The weekend attack halted production of 5.7 million barrels of crude a day, more than half of Saudi Arabia’s global daily exports and more than 5 percent of the world’s daily crude oil production. BostonGlobe.com, "US stocks slip as spike in crude oil rattles market - The Boston Globe," 17 Sep. 2019 But that is a feature of a far wider increase in imports and exports: trade outside the EU is rising nearly as fast. The Economist, "The economic policy at the heart of Europe is creaking," 12 Sep. 2019 At home, China is facing factory-price deflation, falling exports and an uncertain path for government stimulus policy given the nation’s debt load and fragile property sector. Fortune, "The U.S. and China Are Easing Back on Trade War Tariffs as Talks Near," 12 Sep. 2019 Many of those barges are now stranded above the dam, unable to reach deep water export terminals on the Pacific Ocean. Gillian Flaccus, The Seattle Times, "Broken Columbia River barge lock means commerce chokehold," 10 Sep. 2019 Besides, growth in exports and imports have slowed down over the past five years and the average annual industrial growth rate in the same period, as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), is a dismal 3.5%. R Nagaraj, Quartz India, "India’s economic slowdown may be worse than it appears," 10 Sep. 2019 Those include foreign exchange transactions, banking payments or transfers, and the import or export of foreign currency and securities. Rachel Layne, CBS News, "Can Trump force U.S. companies out of China?," 26 Aug. 2019 This was a major release that added many new features, as well as interoperability enhancements (read: better import and export of Microsoft Office documents) and performance increases. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "A look at LibreOffice’s new 6.3.0 “fresh” release," 13 Aug. 2019 Alabama’s grade for global reach dropped from B to C. Among the factors in that grade were manufacturing exports and foreign investment. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, "Ball State report card gives Alabama D-minus in human capital," 13 Aug. 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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14 Nov 2019

Time Traveler for export

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

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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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