export

To export something is to move it from its current location to a different territory. Some have been trying to export the American diet overseas by spreading McDonald's fries around the globe.

The verb export comes from the Latin word exportare which means “to carry out” or “send away.” To export something is to move it across borders. You could export locally made fabric to wealthy European cities. When something is an export, it is a good, service or idea that is sent or sold to a foreign land: diamonds are a valuable African export.

Primary Meanings of export

1.
vn
sell or transfer abroad
commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country
2.
v
transfer (electronic data) out of a database or document in a format that can be used by other programs
Full Definitions of export
1

v sell or transfer abroad

“we export less than we import and have a negative trade balance”
Antonyms:
import
bring in from abroad
Types:
smuggle
import or export without paying customs duties
Type of:
merchandise, trade
engage in the trade of

v cause to spread in another part of the world

“The Russians exported Marxism to Africa”
Type of:
distribute, spread
distribute or disperse widely

n commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country

Synonyms:
exportation
Antonyms:
import, importation
commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
Type of:
commodity, good, trade good
articles of commerce
2

v transfer (electronic data) out of a database or document in a format that can be used by other programs

Antonyms:
import
transfer (electronic data) into a database or document
Type of:
transfer
move from one place to another

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