Meaning of implement

im•ple•ment

Pronunciation: (n.im'plu-muntv.im'plu-ment&sec, -munt), [key]
— n.
  1. any article used in some activity, esp. an instrument, tool, or utensil: agricultural implements.
  2. an article of equipment, as household furniture, clothing, ecclesiastical vestments, or the like.
  3. a means; agent: human beings as an implement of divine plan.
—v.t.
  1. to fulfill; perform; carry out: Once in office, he failed to implement his campaign promises.
  2. to put into effect according to or by means of a definite plan or procedure.
  3. to fill out or supplement.
  4. to provide with implements.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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