Implied
Imply Im*ply", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Implied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Implying}.] [From the same source as employ. See {Employ}, {Ply}, and cf. {Implicate}, {Apply}.] 1. To infold or involve; to wrap up. [Obs.] ``His head in curls implied.'' --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

2. To involve in substance or essence, or by fair inference, or by construction of law, when not include virtually; as, war implies fighting. [1913 Webster]

Where a malicious act is proved, a malicious intention is implied. --Bp. Sherlock. [1913 Webster]

When a man employs a laborer to work for him, . . . the act of hiring implies an obligation and a promise that he shall pay him a reasonable reward for his services. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

3. To refer, ascribe, or attribute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Whence might this distaste arise? [1913 Webster]

If [from] neither your perverse and peevish will. To which I most imply it. --J. Webster.

Syn: To involve; include; comprise; import; mean; denote; signify; betoken. See {Involve}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Implied — Im*plied , a. Virtually involved or included; involved in substance; inferential; tacitly conceded; the correlative of express, or expressed. See {Imply}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • implied — [adj] hinted at adumbrated, alluded to, allusive, connoted, constructive, figured, foreshadowed, hidden, implicit, indicated, indicative, indirect, inferential, inferred, inherent, insinuated, intended, involved, latent, lurking, meant, occult,… …   New thesaurus

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  • implied — This word is used in law in contrast to express ; i.e., where the intention in regard to the subjectmatter is not manifested by explicit and direct words, but is gathered by implication or necessary deduction from the circumstances, the general… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • implied — impliedly /im pluy id lee/, adv. /im pluyd /, adj. involved, indicated, or suggested without being directly or explicitly stated; tacitly understood: an implied rebuke; an implied compliment. [1520 30; IMPLY + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

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  • implied — /ɪmˈplaɪd/ (say im pluyd) adjective involved, indicated, or suggested by implying; tacitly understood: an implied rebuke …   Australian English dictionary

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