Definition of implement noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

BrE BrE//ˈɪmplɪmənt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪmplɪmənt//
 
(formal) a tool or an instrument, often one that is quite simple and that is used outdoors agricultural implements Make sure that all sharp implements, such as scythes, have covers.
Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘article of furniture, equipment, or dress’): partly from medieval Latin implementa (plural), partly from late Latin implementum ‘filling up, fulfilment’, both from Latin implere ‘fill up’ (later ‘employ’), from in- ‘in’ + Latin plere ‘fill’. The verb dates from the early 18th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: implement

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