implements

[ noun im-pluh-muh nt; verb im-pluh-ment, -muh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF implements
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPLEMENTS

The journalist held in his hand the implements of their profession.

Victorine lays down her implements and places her hands on her hips.

The workers, as Jerry watched, dropped their implements to race toward him.

But we painters must have plenty of implements to work with.

Behind him are suspended some of the implements of his humble trade.

"A lot of the boards are loose," he said, as the boys grabbed the implements.

The implements with which he performed his experiments were of the cheapest kind.

For the purchase and common use of implements and machinery.

The straw was still lying about in the yard, and the implements of toil.

These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort.

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 IMPLEMENTS

hardware

nountools; fittings, especially made of metal
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