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EXPORT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does export mean? 

EXPORT (noun)
  The noun EXPORT has 1 sense:

1. commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country

  Familiarity information: EXPORT used as a noun is very rare.


EXPORT (verb)
  The verb EXPORT has 2 senses:

1. sell or transfer abroad
2. cause to spread in another part of the world

  Familiarity information: EXPORT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXPORT (noun)


Sense 1export [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

export; exportation

Hypernyms ("export" is a kind of...):

commodity; good; trade good (articles of commerce)

Antonym:

import (commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country)


EXPORT (verb)


Sense 1export [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sell or transfer abroad

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Context example:

we export less than we import and have a negative trade balance

Hypernyms (to "export" is one way to...):

merchandise; trade (engage in the trade of)

Domain category:

commerce; commercialism; mercantilism (transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "export"):

smuggle (import or export without paying customs duties)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something from somebody
Somebody ----s something PP

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue export the movie

Antonym:

import (bring in from abroad)


Sense 2export [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to spread in another part of the world

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The Russians exported Marxism to Africa

Hypernyms (to "export" is one way to...):

distribute; spread (distribute or disperse widely)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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