US: /ˈɪmˌpɔɹt/, /ˌɪmˈpɔɹt/

English Vietnamese dictionary

  • mang vào; hiểu ngầm; nhập cảng (hàng hoá)

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
1 [C, usually pl.] a product or service that is brought into one country from another: food imports from abroad
Antonym: EXPORT
2 [U, pl.] the act of bringing a product or service into one country from another: The report calls for a ban on the import of hazardous waste. + import controls + an import licence + imports of oil
Antonym: EXPORT
3 [U] (formal) importance: matters of great import
4 the ~ (of sth) [sing.] (formal) the meaning of sth, especially when it is not immediately clear: It is difficult to understand the full import of this statement.
+ verb [VN] ~ sth (from ...)
~ sth (into ...) to bring a product, a service, an idea, etc. into one country from another: The country has to import most of its raw materials. + goods imported from Japan into the US + customs imported from the West
Antonym: EXPORT
importation noun [U, C]: a ban on the importation of ivory

Thesaurus dictionary

1 introduce, bring in:
We import the raw materials and export the finished product.
2 convey, mean, signify, denote, imply, betoken:
He was a dictator, in all the senses that word imports.
3 meaning, sense, denotation, signification, gist, drift, thrust, intention, implication, purport, connotation, suggestion, allusion, intimation:
It was difficult for me to catch the import of her words.
4 importance, significance, weight, consequence, moment, substance:
One could see at once that she was a personage of some import.

Collocation dictionary


main, major | foreign, overseas | cheap | annual
The value of annual imports rose rapidly.
| net
the UK's net imports of food
| total | essential | luxury | illegal | agricultural, car, coal, energy, food, grain, oil, steel, etc.


boost, increase
pressure on the government to stimulate the faltering economy and boost imports
| curb, cut, reduce, restrict | discourage | control | block, prevent, stop | ban, prohibit
The government decided to prohibit the import of toxic waste.
| finance
Most of their oil revenues are used to finance imports of consumer and capital goods.
| replace
The industry aims both to increase exports and replace imports.


grow, increase, rise | drop, fall | be valued at sth, total sth
Imports were valued at £516 million last month.
| account for sth
Imports of foodstuffs accounted for a small proportion of total imports.


ban, control, restrictions | duty, tariff | price
rising import prices
| licence | quota
A restricted import quota was set for meat products.
| penetration
greater import penetration of the domestic market


~ from
America has cut its oil imports from the Middle East by 73%.
| ~ into
Special duties were imposed on imports into the republic.


a ban/restriction on imports, the demand for imports, a fall/rise in imports

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indicators ~ be down/up
With the share price down at 234p, it might be time to start buying. The CAC index was up 18.84 points.

~ reach sth, stand at sth
Consumer confidence reached a 30-year high. Second quarter sales stood at £ 18 billion.

~ be/remain unchanged
The 100 Share Index remained unchanged at 5297.

~ gain (sth)
The share gained 19 cents to close at 4.38.

~ suffer (sth)
Profit margins suffered when the company lowered prices to remain competitive.

~ climb, edge up, go up, increase ( ~ increase in value
for currencies
), jump, rise, rocket, shoot up, skyrocket, soar (
+by, from, to or no preposition
Earnings per share climbed from 3.5p to 5.1p. The pound has increased in value relative to the euro. Profits have shot up by a staggering 25%. Oil prices have skyrocketed.

~ come/go down, crash, decline, decrease ( ~ decrease in value
for currencies
), dive, drop, fall, plummet, plunge, shrink, slip, slump (
+by, from, to or no preposition
Banana exports crashed nearly 50%. The pound fell to a 14-year low against the dollar. Net income plummeted to USD 3.7 million.


directly | illegally, legally | specially


The store's croissants are imported directly from France.
| into
These dogs are illegally imported into the country.
| to
goods that are imported to Britain

Concise English dictionary

imports|imported|importingɪm'pɔrt /-'pɔːt
+commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
+an imported person brought from a foreign country
+the message that is intended or expressed or signified
+a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
+having important effects or influence
+bring in from abroad
+indicate or signify