Definitions for implementˈɪm plə mənt; -ˌmɛnt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•ple•mentˈɪm plə mənt; -ˌmɛnt(n.; v. also)

  1. an instrument, tool, or utensil for accomplishing work:

    agricultural implements.

  2. an article of equipment, as household furniture, clothing, or the like.

  3. a means; agent:

    goodwill as an implement to peace.

  4. (v.t.)to fulfill; carry out:

    implementing campaign promises.

  5. to put into effect according to a definite plan or procedure.

  6. to provide with implements.

Origin of implement:

1425–75; late ME < ML implēmentum item of stock, pl. arrears, LL: filling up < L implēre to fill up =im-im-1+plēre to fill



Princeton's WordNet

  1. implement(verb)

    instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end

  2. implement(verb)

    apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design

    "implement a procedure"

  3. enforce, implement, apply(verb)

    ensure observance of laws and rules

    "Apply the rules to everyone";

  4. follow through, follow up, follow out, carry out, implement, put through, go through(verb)

    pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue

    "Did he go through with the treatment?"; "He implemented a new economic plan"; "She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. implement(verb)ˈɪm plə mənt; v. also -ˌmɛnt

    to apply or put into practice

    The agency helped implement the new system; the implementation of the plan

  2. implement(noun)ˈɪm plə mənt; v. also -ˌmɛnt

    a tool or device

    kitchen implements

Webster Dictionary

  1. Implement(noun)

    that which fulfills or supplies a want or use; esp., an instrument, toll, or utensil, as supplying a requisite to an end; as, the implements of trade, of husbandry, or of war

  2. Implement(verb)

    to accomplish; to fulfill

  3. Implement(verb)

    to provide with an implement or implements; to cause to be fulfilled, satisfied, or carried out, by means of an implement or implements

  4. Implement(verb)

    to fulfill or perform, as a contract or an engagement

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'implement' in Verbs Frequency: #465

Translations for implement

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a tool or instrument

kitchen/garden implements.

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