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Meaning of implied by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -aɪd
    • IPA: /ɪmˈplaɪd/, SAMPA: /Im"plaId/



    1. Suggested without being stated directly .


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    1. Simple past tense and past participle of imply .

Definition of implied by GCIDE Dictionary


  1. Implied a. Virtually involved or included; involved in substance; inferential; tacitly conceded; -- the correlative of express, or expressed. See Imply.

  2. Imply 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.

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

    Where a malicious act is proved, a malicious intention is implied. Bp. Sherlock.

    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.

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

    Whence might this distaste arise?

    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.