Meaning of IMPLEMENT in English


[im.ple.ment] n [ME, fr. LL implementum action of filling up, fr. L implere to fill up, fr. in- + plere to fill--more at full] (15c) 1: an article serving to equip "the ~s of religious worship"

2: a device used in the performance of a task

3: one that serves as an instrument or tool "the partnership agreement does not seem to be a very potent ~ --H. B. Hoffman" syn implement, tool, instrument, appliance, utensil mean a relatively simple device for performing work. implement may apply to anything necessary to perform a task "crude stone implements" "farm implements". tool suggests an implement adapted to facilitate a definite kind or stage of work and suggests the need of skill more strongly than implement "a carpenter's tools". instrument suggests a device capable of delicate or precise work "the dentist's instruments". appliance refers to a tool or instrument utilizing a power source and suggests portability or temporary attachment "household appliances". utensil applies to a device used in domestic work or some routine unskilled activity "kitchen utensils".

[2]im.ple.ment vt (1806) 1: carry out, accomplish; esp: to give practical effect to and ensure of actual fulfillment by concrete measures

2: to provide instruments or means of expression for -- n -- or n

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