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 The first is to spread Turkey’s brand of Sunni Islam throughout his nation and to export it around the world. Marty Judge Community Voices Contributor, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Commentary: Why Joe Biden’s first trip abroad as president should be to Turkey," 10 Dec. 2020 Talks have proven exceptionally difficult, with the two sides refusing to budge on three key issues - fisheries, how to check compliance of the deal and standards the U.K. must meet to export into the EU. Fox News, "Brexit negotiations suspended after official tests positive for coronavirus," 19 Nov. 2020 That means ensuring opportunities for our businesses to invest in and export clean-energy products and technologies, as well as environmental goods and services. Henry M. Paulson Jr., WSJ, "Henry Paulson: How to Fix Our Relationship With China," 14 Dec. 2020 Alberta, a landlocked province holding the world’s third-largest crude reserves, desperately needs more pipelines to export crude from its oil sands. Robert Tuttle, Bloomberg.com, "Keystone XL Gets Indigenous Investment With Hopes to Woo Biden," 17 Nov. 2020 Serum’s plan to export so much of the vaccines it is licensed to produce is also a business decision. NBC News, "The promise of coronavirus vaccine at a factory in India - and the looming fight over it," 15 Nov. 2020 Then in the ‘20s and ‘30s and ‘40s, San Diego gets to export all its sins down to Tijuana. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Author looks back on the complicated relationship between Tijuana and San Diego," 7 Nov. 2020 In 2008, Rwanda launched a pilot program taking methane from the lake to burn as a natural gas and last year signed a contract to export bottled methane. John Wenz Knowable, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Explosive Hazard Hiding in an African Lake," 14 Oct. 2020 Hence, Venezuela had enough fuel to subsidize the country’s consumption and to export the vast majority of it. Jorge Jraissati, National Review, "Iran and Venezuela are Circumventing American Energy Sanctions," 12 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Under that ruling, waste is considered a commodity, and states and counties cannot restrict its import or export from other states or even other countries. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan sucks at recycling. Blame plentiful and cheap landfills," 5 Jan. 2021 And just after the Paris Agreement was brokered in 2015, Obama signed a bill that repealed the longstanding crude oil export ban, opening expansive new markets to U.S. fossil fuel producers. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, "How to Make the Paris Agreement Really Work," 29 Dec. 2020 When rumors began to circulate about an SMIC export ban a few months ago, Qualcomm reportedly began making plans to shift its semiconductor business away from SMIC. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "US government bans tech exports to top drone maker DJI," 18 Dec. 2020 Last year, members of Climate Health Now advocated for Richmond’s highly contested and now highly litigated coal export ban. Taylor Kate Brown, SFChronicle.com, "MicroClimates: Feeling climate-anxious? These Bay Area doctors have a prescription: organizing," 22 Dec. 2020 In part to launder illicit money, the Taliban import and export various everyday consumer goods, according to the United Nations Security Council. Hanif Sufizada, The Conversation, "The Taliban are megarich – here’s where they get the money they use to wage war in Afghanistan," 8 Dec. 2020 Even with a deal, trade will be subject to burdensome customs checks, costing UK businesses £7.5 billion ($10.5 billion) annually in import and export declarations, according to the UK revenue authority. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "A no-deal Brexit will destroy 300,000 jobs and push up food prices," 7 Dec. 2020 Driscoll said the auto terminal has drawn interest both on the import and export side. al, "Change on the waterfront: New docks head sees growing statewide impact," 27 Nov. 2020 In July, the Trump administration approved a proposal for the country’s first west coast export terminal, in Oregon. Tim Mcdonnell, Quartz, "A brutal new climate feedback loop is brewing in the Arctic," 9 Nov. 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

14 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Export.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/export. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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

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