implement

[noun im-pluh-muh nt; verb im-pluh-ment, -muh nt]
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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)


Nearby words

  1. implantology,
  2. implausibility,
  3. implausible,
  4. implead,
  5. impleader,
  6. implementation,
  7. implicate,
  8. implicated,
  9. implication,
  10. implications

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

SYNONYMS FOR implement
1. See tool.

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for implementor

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 Formsimplemental, 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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Word Origin and History for implementor
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