Textual thesaurus for "import"

(noun) importation

commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country

(noun) moment, consequence

having important effects or influence

decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself; virtue is of more moment than security; that result is of no consequence

(noun) significance, implication

a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred

the significance of his remark became clear only later; the expectation was spread both by word and by implication

(noun) significance, signification, meaning

the message that is intended or expressed or signified

what is the meaning of this sentence; the significance of a red traffic light; the signification of Chinese characters; the import of his announcement was ambiguous

(noun) importee

an imported person brought from a foreign country

the lead role was played by an import from Sweden; they are descendants of indentured importees

(verb) spell

indicate or signify

I'm afraid this spells trouble!