Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

export - definition and synonyms


What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.



The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

noun economics export pronunciation in American English /ˈekˌspɔrt/
Word Forms
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the practice or business of selling goods to another country
    a new law controlling the export of works of art
    for export: They are now manufacturing more goods for export.
  2. 2
    [countable] a product that is sold to another country
    Agricultural products are the country’s largest export.
    export to/from: There has been a rapid increase in oil exports to the West.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day


a stupid person

Open Dictionary


an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog