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.
(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.Shak.
(||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.Hooker.
3. To be of importance or consequence to; to have a bearing on; to concern.
I have a motion much imports your good.Shak.
If I endure it, what imports it you?Dryden.
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."
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.Burke.
2. That which a word, phrase, or document contains as its signification or intention or interpretation of a
word, action, event, and the like.