Thesaurus

import

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of import

  1. 1 the quality or state of being important <I can't overemphasize the import of this examination on your future academic career> Synonyms account, consequence, importance, magnitude, moment, momentousness, significance, weight, weightinessRelated Words celebrity, distinction, eminence, fame, note, noteworthiness, notoriety, preeminence, prominence, renown; store, substance, substantiveness, value, worth, worthiness; gravity, seriousness; authority, control, dominion, mastery, potency, power, sway; mark, name, report, reputation, repute; centrality, essentiality, essentialness; cachet, position, prestige, rank, standing, stature, status; glory, greatness, honor, illustriousnessNear Antonyms paltriness, pettiness, valuelessness, worthlessness; discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, odium, opprobrium, shame; anonymity; obscurityAntonyms insignificance, littleness, puniness, slightness, smallness, triviality

  2. 2 the idea that is conveyed or intended to be conveyed to the mind by language, symbol, or action <didn't understand all the technical jargon, but got the general import of the speech> Synonyms content, denotation, drift, meaning, intent, intention, purport, sense, significance, significationRelated Words connotation; clue, cue, hint, implication, indication, inkling, intimation, suggestion; message, tenor, theme; bottom, essence, essentiality, nature, soul, spirit, stuff; acceptance, acceptation, definition; burden, crux, gist; core, heart, kernel, marrow, nub, nucleus, pith, point, quick; matter, motif, motive, question, subject, topic


import

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of import

  1. 1 to be of importance <it imports little whether you like Grandma's gift; you should have graciously thanked her> Synonyms count, matter, mean, signify, weighRelated Words affect, concern, influence, sway; add up (to), amount (to)

  2. 2 to communicate or convey (as an idea) to the mind <the word “freedom” can import different things to different people> Synonyms denote, express, mean, intend, signify, spellRelated Words connote, imply, suggest; add up (to), amount (to); hint, infer, insinuate, intimate; embody, epitomize, personify, represent, symbol, symbolize; advert, allude (to), cite, instance, mention, refer (to), specify, touch (on or upon); designate, indicate, point (to), signal; announce, declare, proclaim; elucidate, explain



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up import? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to strike by flicking the finger outward

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog-cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ