- 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.
- to fulfill; perform; carry out: Once in office, he failed to implement his campaign promises.
- to put into effect according to or by means of a definite plan or procedure.
- to fill out or supplement.
- to provide with implements.
Origin of implement
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Examples from the Web for implementable
His counterfactual musings don't provide any practicable, coherent or implementable alternatives.Israel and Palestine Vs. ‘Blood and Magic’
Hussein Ibish, Saliba Sarsar
September 17, 2013
It is critical to focus on concrete and implementable options, on a low profile, discretion and promptness.Kerry Must Hurry
February 6, 2013
- a piece of equipment; tool or utensilgardening implements
- something used to achieve a purpose; agent
- to carry out; put into action; performto implement a plan
- archaic to complete, satisfy, or fulfil
Word Origin and History for implementable
mid-15c., from Late Latin implementem "a filling up" (as with provisions), from Latin implere "to fill," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + plere "to fill" (see pleio-). Sense of "tool" is 1530s, from notion of things provided to do work, that which "fills up" or "completes" a household (c.1500).
1806, originally chiefly in Scottish, where the noun was a legal term meaning "fulfillment," from implement (n.). It led to the wretched formation implementation, first recorded 1913. Related: Implemented.