Imponderableness to Imposture

(Im*pon"der*a*ble*ness), n. The quality or state of being imponderable.

(Im*pon"der*ous) a. Imponderable. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.Im*pon"der*ous*ness, n. [Obs.]

(Im*pone") v. t. [L. imponere, impositum, to place upon; pref. im- in + ponere to place. See Position.] To stake; to wager; to pledge. [Obs.]

Against the which he has imponed, as I take it, six French rapiers and poniards.

(||Im*poo"fo) n. (Zoöl.) The eland. [Written also impoofoo.]

(||Im*poon") n. (Zoöl.) The duykerbok.

(Im*poor") v. t. To impoverish. [Obs.]

(Im`po*ros"i*ty) n. [Perf. im- not + porosity: cf. F. imporosité.] The state or quality of being imporous; want of porosity; compactness. "The . . . imporosity betwixt the tangible parts." Bacon.

(Im*por"ous) a. Destitute of pores; very close or compact in texture; solid. Sir T. Browne.

(Im*port") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Imported; p. pr. & vb. n. Importing.] [L. importare to bring in, to occasion, to cause; pref. im- in + portare to bear. Sense 3 comes through F. importer, from the Latin. See Port demeanor.]

1. To bring in from abroad; to introduce from without; especially, to bring (wares or merchandise) into a place or country from a foreign country, in the transactions of commerce; — opposed to export. We import teas from China, coffee from Brasil, etc.

2. To carry or include, as meaning or intention; to imply; to signify.

Every petition . . . doth . . . always import a multitude of speakers together.

3. To be of importance or consequence to; to have a bearing on; to concern.

I have a motion much imports your good.

If I endure it, what imports it you?

Syn. — To denote; mean; signify; imply; indicate; betoken; interest; concern.

(Im*port"), v. i. To signify; to purport; to be of moment. "For that . . . importeth to the work." Bacon.

(Im"port) n.

1. Merchandise imported, or brought into a country from without its boundaries; — generally in the plural, opposed to exports.

I take the imports from, and not the exports to, these conquests, as the measure of these advantages which we derived from them.

2. That which a word, phrase, or document contains as its signification or intention or interpretation of a word, action, event, and the like.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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