v. im·port·ed, im·port·ing, im·ports
1. To bring or carry in from an outside source, especially to bring in (goods or materials) from a foreign country for trade or sale.
2. Computer Science To receive (data) into one program from another.
3. To carry or hold the meaning of; signify: a high inflation rate importing hard times for the consumer.
4. To imply.
5. Archaic To have importance for.
To be significant. See Synonyms at count1.