implement

[ noun im-pluh-muh nt; verb im-pluh-ment, -muh nt ]
/ noun ˈɪm plə mənt; verb ˈɪm pləˌmɛnt, -mənt /

noun

any article used in some activity, especially an instrument, tool, or utensil: agricultural implements.
an article of equipment, as household furniture, clothing, ecclesiastical vestments, or the like.
a means; agent: human beings as an implement of divine plan.

verb (used with object)

Origin of implement

1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin implēmentum a filling up, equivalent to Latin implē(re) to fill up (im- im-1 + plēre to fill) + -mentum -ment

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British Dictionary definitions for implement

implement

noun (ˈɪmplɪmənt)

a piece of equipment; tool or utensilgardening implements
something used to achieve a purpose; agent

verb (ˈɪmplɪˌmɛnt) (tr)

to carry out; put into action; performto implement a plan
archaic to complete, satisfy, or fulfil

Derived forms of implement

implemental, adjectiveimplementation, nounimplementer or implementor, noun

Word Origin for implement

C17: from Late Latin implēmentum, literally: a filling up, from Latin implēre to fill up, satisfy, fulfil
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