American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tool or instrument used in doing work: a gardening implement. See Synonyms at tool.
- n. An article used to outfit or equip.
- n. A means of achieving an end; an instrument or agent.
- v. To put into practical effect; carry out: implement the new procedures.
- v. To supply with implements.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of fulfilling or performing: as, in implement of a contract.
- n. Whatever may supply a want; especially, an instrument, tool, or utensil; an instrumental appliance or means: as, the implements of trade or of husbandry.
- To fulfil or satisfy the conditions of; accomplish.
- To fulfil or perform; carry into effect or execution: as, to implement a contract or decree.
- To provide, supply, or fit with implements or instrumental means.
- n. A tool or instrument for working with.
- v. to bring about; to put into practice
- v. to carry out; to do
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That which fulfills or supplies a want or use; esp., an instrument, tool, or utensil, as supplying a requisite to an end.
- v. rare To accomplish; to fulfill.
- v. To provide with an implement or implements; to cause to be fulfilled, satisfied, or carried out, by means of an implement or implements.
- v. (Scots Law) To fulfill or perform, as a contract or an engagement.
- v. ensure observance of laws and rules
- v. apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design
- v. pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue
- n. instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
- From Scottish English or Scots implement ("fulfill") (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, supplementary payment, from Old French emplement, act of filling, from Late Latin implēmentum, from Latin implēre, to fill up : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + plēre, to fill. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Some of the best scenes in my books are the ones I never planned, never even knew existed until I was neck deep in an unsolvable problem and then, there, rising from the murky depths of the subconscious, was the perfect, shining solution, and all it would take to implement is going back and rewriting three chapters at the beginning … again.”
“A modified version of this “easy to use and easy to carry” defense implement is the Red-Pepper spray that gives you that extra bite we earlier referred to as a “sabre-tooth” sting!”
“Here, the unremarkable man paused; he lifted some ancient implement from a pile of rusted bric-a-brac.”
“I think the most important safeguard we can implement is to treat everyone who joins or comments here with respect.”
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“Theyâ€ ™ ve been bickering over the Prime Ministerâ€ ™ s position for so long now, Iâ€ ™ m almost wishing Bremer were here to once again implement his whole â€œPuppet per monthâ€ arrangement as in 2003.”
“However the last critical step of translating from the particular to application, or how to implement, is not emphasized.”
“The problem devising a suitable implement is given to the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Tennessee.”
“One of the things we’ve decided to implement is to give a client a 5% discount if they pay the invoice within 24 hours from the time it was sent.”
“I argue that it shoud go ahead, because said implement is not a folding-pocket knife, etc. and the three-inch thing doesn’t apply.”
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