implement


implement
Noun: A tool, instrument, utensil, or machine for carrying on work, particularly a machine for agricultural work. A thing necessary to a trade and without which the work cannot be performed. Anno: 2 ALR 818. As used in an exemption statute:–a usable article, an instrument employed as a means to effect an end in debtor's trade or occupation. 31 Am J2d Exemp § 51. Verb: To put into effect; to provide with means for accomplishing a purpose. As used in a statute with reference to the power of the board of county supervisors to purchase or hire "implements" and material and employ labor in connection with the reconstruction or repair of highways, the term embraces such road machines as tractors, graders, etc., especially where the statute expressly provides that the board may do any and all things necessary to be done to construct, reconstruct, and maintain the public roads. Mississippi Road Supply Co. v Hester, 185 Miss 839, 188 So 281, 124 ALR 574.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • implement — n Implement, tool, instrument, appliance, utensil mean a relatively simple device for performing a me chanical or manual operation. Nearly all of these words (the distinct exception is appliance) are interchangeable in their general senses, but… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • implement — [im′plə mənt; ] for v. [, im′pləment΄] n. [ME < LL implementum, a filling up < L implere, to fill up < in , in + plere, to fill: see FULL1] 1. any article or device used or needed in a given activity; tool, instrument, utensil, etc. 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Implement — Im ple*ment, v. t. 1. To accomplish; to fulfill. [R.] [1913 Webster] Revenge . . . executed and implemented by the hand of Vanbeest Brown. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. To provide with an implement or implements; to cause to be fulfilled,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • implement — I verb accomplish, achieve, actualize, bring about, bring off, bring to pass, carry into effect, carry into execution, carry out, carry through, complete, consummate, discharge, do, effect, effectuate, enact, enforce, execute, fulfill, give force …   Law dictionary

  • implement — UK US /ˈɪmplɪment/ verb [T] ► to put a plan into action: to implement a plan/policy/measure »The corporation has implemented a new compensation plan for its sales force. »to implement a change/program/recommendation ► IT to begin to use a new… …   Financial and business terms

  • Implement — Im ple*ment ([i^]m pl[ e]*ment), n. [LL. implementum accomplishment, fr. L. implere, impletum, to fill up, finish, complete; pref. im in + plere to fill. The word was perh. confused with OF. empleier, emploier, to employ, F. employer, whence E.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Implement — Implement(s) may refer to:* Implementation mdash; the process for putting a design, plan or policy into effect. * A class of tools mdash; such as farm implements or writing implements …   Wikipedia

  • implement — [n] agent, tool apparatus, appliance, contraption, contrivance, device, equipment, gadget, instrument, machine, utensil; concept 499 implement [v] start, put into action achieve, actualize, bring about, carry out, complete, effect, enable,… …   New thesaurus

  • implement — as a verb, is a useful word used first in Scotland in the sense ‘to put (a treaty, agreement, etc.) into effect’, a meaning it still has in general usage. In the 20c its use has been greatly extended to cover any kind of idea, policy, proposal,… …   Modern English usage

  • implement — ► NOUN ▪ a tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment, used for a particular purpose. ► VERB ▪ put into effect. DERIVATIVES implementation noun implementer noun. ORIGIN from Latin implere fill up , later employ …   English terms dictionary

  • implement — I UK [ˈɪmplɪˌment] / US [ˈɪmpləˌment] verb [transitive] Word forms implement : present tense I/you/we/they implement he/she/it implements present participle implementing past tense implemented past participle implemented ** to make something such …   English dictionary


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