Implying
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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