implement[im′plə mənt; for v., -ment′]
A plow is a farm implement.
- The definition of implement is a tool that is used to perform a job.
A plow is an example of a farm implement.
- To implement is defined as to put something into effect.
An example of implement is a manager enforcing a new set of procedures.
- any article or device used or needed in a given activity; tool, instrument, utensil, etc.
- any thing or person used as a means to some end
Origin of implementMiddle English ; from Late Latin implementum, a filling up ; from Classical Latin implere, to fill up ; from in-, in + plere, to fill: see full
- to carry into effect; fulfill; accomplish
- to provide the means for the carrying out of; give practical effect to
- to provide with implements
- A tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment used in doing work: a gardening implement.
- An article used to outfit or equip someone: ecclesiastical implements.
- A means of achieving an end; an instrument or agent.
transitive verbim·ple·ment·ed, im·ple·ment·ing, im·ple·ments
- To put into practical effect; carry out: implement the new procedures.
- To supply with implements.
Origin of implementMiddle 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; see pel&schwa;-1 in Indo-European roots.
- im′ple·ment′er, im′ple·men′tor
From Late Latin implēmentum (“a filling up”), from Latin impleō (“I fill up”).
(third-person singular simple present implements, present participle implementing, simple past and past participle implemented)
- to bring about; to put into practice
- It’s a good thought, but it will be a difficult thing to implement.
- to carry out; to do
- Objects: plan, programme, strategy, policy, agreement, order, specification, etc.
From Scottish English or Scots implement (“fulfill”)