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[v. ik-spawrt, -spohrt, ek-spawrt, -spohrt; n., adj. ek-spawrt, -spohrt] /v. ɪkˈspɔrt, -ˈspoʊrt, ˈɛk spɔrt, -spoʊrt; n., adj. ˈɛk spɔrt, -spoʊrt/
verb (used with object)
to ship (commodities) to other countries or places for sale, exchange, etc.
to send or transmit (ideas, institutions, etc.) to another place, especially to another country.
Computers. to save (documents, data, etc.) in a format usable by another software program.
verb (used without object)
to ship commodities to another country for sale, exchange, etc.
the act of exporting; exportation:
the export of coffee.
something that is exported; an article exported:
Coffee is a major export of Colombia.
of or relating to the exportation of goods or to exportable goods:
export duties.
produced for export:
an export beer.
1475-85; < Latin exportāre to carry out, bear away, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + portāre to carry, bear
Related forms
exportable, adjective
exportability, noun
exporter, noun
nonexportable, adjective
superexport, noun
superexport, verb (used with object)
unexportable, adjective
unexported, adjective
unexporting, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples from the web for exported
  • Since the data is exported from the iPod in a standardized format, it's relatively easy for other services to manipulate.
  • They determined total food grown and imported, minus what was exported, thrown away or used for livestock.
  • More likely, it would be exported to northern climates, at a profit for the grid companies.
  • And then consider that, of corn exported, a large percentage is also used for livestock feed.
  • With factories humming and domestic spending low, they exported their way to growth that the developed world could only envy.
  • Then there were fewer buyers, especially representatives of slaughterhouses that exported cow hides and meat.
  • The concrete evidence of those experiences can easily be exported to my new machine.
  • The rest is exported to help pay for imported conventional power.
  • Nor can capital be exported without government permission.
  • The risk is of a downward spiral as austerity is exported and re-exported.
British Dictionary definitions for exported


noun (ˈɛkspɔːt)
(often pl)
  1. goods (visible exports) or services (invisible exports) sold to a foreign country or countries
  2. (as modifier): an export licence, export finance
verb (ɪkˈspɔːt; ˈɛkspɔːt)
to sell (goods or services) or ship (goods) to a foreign country or countries
(transitive) to transmit or spread (an idea, social institution, etc) abroad
Compare import
Derived Forms
exportable, adjective
exportability, noun
exporter, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin exportāre to carry away, from portāre to carry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for exported



by 1610s; perhaps from late 15c., from Latin exportare "to carry out, send away," from ex- "away" (see ex-) + portare "carry" (see port (n.1)). The sense of "send out (commodities) from one country to another" is first recorded in English 1660s. The noun is from 1680s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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