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.