Definition of export noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈekspɔːt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈekspɔːrt//
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  1. 1  [uncountable] the selling and transporting of goods to another country a ban on the export of live cattle Then the fruit is packaged for export. export earnings an export licence See related entries: Economy
  2. 2  [countable, usually plural] a product that is sold to another country the country’s major exports a fall in the value of exports
  3. opposite import
    Word Originlate 15th cent. (in the sense ‘take away’): from Latin exportare, from ex- ‘out’ + portare ‘carry’. Current senses date from the 17th cent. CollocationsThe economyManaging the economy handle/​run/​manage the economy boost investment/​spending/​employment/​growth stimulate demand/​the economy/​industry cut/​reduce investment/​spending/​borrowing reduce/​curb/​control/​keep down inflation create/​fuel growth/​demand/​a boom/​a bubble encourage/​foster/​promote/​stimulate/​stifle innovation/​competition encourage/​work with/​compete with the private sector increase/​boost/​promote US/​agricultural exports ban/​restrict/​block cheap/​foreign imports the economy grows/​expands/​shrinks/​contracts/​slows (down)/recovers/​improves/​is booming enjoy an economic/​housing/​property boomEconomic problems push up/​drive up prices/​costs/​inflation damage/​hurt/​destroy industry/​the economy cause/​lead to/​go into/​avoid/​escape recession experience/​suffer a recession/​downturn fight/​combat inflation/​deflation/​unemployment cause/​create inflation/​poverty/​unemployment create/​burst a housing/​stock market bubble cause/​trigger a stock market crash/​the collapse of the banking system face/​be plunged into a financial/​an economic crisis be caught in/​experience cycles of boom and bustPublic finance cut/​reduce/​slash/​increase/​double the defence/(especially US English) defense/​education/​aid budget increase/​boost/​slash/​cut public spending increase/​put up/​raise/​cut/​lower/​reduce taxes raise/​cut/​lower/​reduce interest rates ease/​loosen/​tighten monetary policy balance the (state/​federal) budget achieve/​maintain a balanced budget run a ($4 trillion) budget deficit/​surplus More Like This Pronunciation changes by part of speech abuse, alternate, advocate, approximate, contract, converse, convict, decrease, delegate, discount, duplicate, estimate, export, extract, graduate, import, intimate, moderate, object, permit, present, protest, record, refund, refuse, subject, suspect, survey, torment, upgradeSee worksheet. Extra examples89% of Mexican exports go to the US. Coconut is one of the staple exports of the islands. Coffee is the country’s biggest export. Earnings from the sale of banking, insurance and other services to foreigners are described as ‘invisible exports’. Exports totalled $10 billion in 2002. Exports will total $30 billion by 2036. In 2001 total exports were valued at $2 billion. Oil exports account for nearly 80% of the country’s foreign earnings. Oil exports have risen steadily. Scottish exports destined for Western Europe The US share of world exports has declined. The industry has achieved record exports in the past year. This is where the fruit is packaged for export. We must stop the illegal export of live animals. a call for tougher art export controls a strong export performance an export ban on live cattle exports from the EU to Canada exports of beef how to win more export orders lambs for live export plans to restrict the export of arms to certain countries the export drive by Japanese industry the export of cattle to place a ban on exports of toxic waste yards where thousands of cars await export the country’s major exports
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