What does imply mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term imply:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. imply, connote(verb)

    express or state indirectly

  2. imply(verb)

    suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic

  3. entail, imply, mean(verb)

    have as a logical consequence

    "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers"

  4. incriminate, imply, inculpate(verb)

    suggest that someone is guilty

  5. imply, involve(verb)

    have as a necessary feature

    "This decision involves many changes"

Wiktionary

  1. imply(Verb)

    to enfold, entangle.

  2. imply(Verb)

    to have as a necessary consequence

    The proposition that "all dogs are mammals" implies that my dog is a mammal

  3. imply(Verb)

    to suggest by logical inference

    When I state that your dog is brown, I am not implying that all dogs are brown

  4. imply(Verb)

    to hint; to insinuate; to suggest tacitly and avoid a direct statement

    What do you mean "we need to be more careful with hygiene"? Are you implying that I don't wash my hands?

  5. Origin: From emplier, from implicare, from in + plicare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imply(verb)

    to infold or involve; to wrap up

  2. Imply(verb)

    to involve in substance or essence, or by fair inference, or by construction of law, when not include virtually; as, war implies fighting

  3. Imply(verb)

    to refer, ascribe, or attribute

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Imply

    im-plī′, v.t. (Spens.) to enfold: to include in reality, to express indirectly: to mean: to signify:—pr.p. imply′ing; pa.p. implied′.adv. Implī′edly. [O. Fr. empleier—L. implicāre.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'imply' in Verbs Frequency: #366

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of imply in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of imply in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3



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