[ noun im-pluh-muhnt; verb im-pluh-ment, -muhnt ]
/ noun ˈɪm plə mənt; verb ˈɪm pləˌmɛnt, -mənt /
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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)
to put into effect according to or by means of a definite plan or procedure.
Computers. to realize or instantiate (an element in a program), often under certain conditions as specified by the software involved.
to fill out or supplement.
to provide with implements.
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Origin of implement
OTHER WORDS FROM implement
im·ple·ment·a·ble, adjectiveim·ple·men·tal, adjectiveim·ple·men·ta·tion [im-pluh-muhn-tey-shuhn, ‐men‐] /ˌɪm plə mənˈteɪ ʃən, ‐mɛn‐/ nounim·ple·ment·er, im·ple·men·tor, noun
non·im·ple·ment, nounnon·im·ple·men·tal, adjectivere·im·ple·ment, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for implement
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 implementimplemental, 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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