implement

[ noun im-pluh-muh nt; verb im-pluh-ment, -muh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF implement

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPLEMENT

An implement that cries aloud for hands accustomed to the pen.

It was a mere shed, possibly an implement shed on an abandoned farm.

They had met quite suddenly round the corner of the implement shed.

The flat of the implement struck heavily, full on the man's forehead.

A flax-brake is an implement which is almost impossible to describe.

I was willing to confess, when I saw that implement, that I had not known him before.

Any other implement would have been as acceptable as a knife.

With this implement in my hand, I stepped lightly into the boat.

With such an implement I felt that I could soon let in the daylight.

The implement was about a foot and a half in length, but not very heavy.

WORD ORIGIN

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).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR IMPLEMENT

carries out

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