implied implied  /ɪm ˈplaɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) express or state indirectly
  2. (v) suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic
  3. (v) have as a logical consequence
  4. (v) suggest that someone is guilty
  5. (v) have as a necessary feature

Usage(s):

  1. Like 1984, this is a book in which an entire social order is implied through language.
  2. Felici's ambiguously phrased letter implied that these directions had come directly from Pope Paul VI himself.
  3. After all, they implied, that's what the 40th President, who died after a long bout with Alzheimer's, would have wanted.

News

  1. Shaun Marcum could be dropped from Mets rotation, Terry Collins suggests

    New York Mets manager Terry Collins implied Friday that Shaun Marcum's spot in the team's starting rotation might be in danger, saying he'll evaluate rotation members based on performance -- not salary -- according to SNY.tv's MetsBlog . The comments came after Marcum allowed six earned runs over 5? innings to the Chicago Cubs on Friday. "When it comes down to the time to make the decision ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. Fitch Withdraws McKinley County, NM's Implied GO Rating

    Fitch Ratings has withdrawn its implied unlimited tax general obligation bond rating on McKinley County, NM as Fitch no longer considers the rating to be analytically meani
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. 'Implied threat' puts Newtown schools on lockdown

    Children leave Hawley School in Newtown in this file photo from Dec. 18, 2012. On Monday afternoon, a telephone call to Hawley School that was deemed an implied threat led to the lockdown of all schools in town.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Greenwich Time

Quotes

  1. "I apologize for using the term 'shakedown' with regard to yesterday's actions at the White House this morning, and I retract my apology to BP," it began, and finished: "I regret the impact that my statement this morning implied that BP...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Joe Barton Source: msnbc.com

  2. "Conditions in the US mortgage and housing markets have continued to deteriorate, and we have updated our loss assumptions to the levels implied by the current distressed market for mortgage securities," Chief Executive Officer Marcel Rohner...
    on Dec 10, 2007 By: Marcel Rohner Source: Forbes

  3. "The bottom line is, we don't want to misinform consumers with some sort of implied message of difference," Glenn said. "There is no difference. These foods are as safe as foods from animals that are raised conventionally."
    on Dec 28, 2006 By: Glenn Source: Forbes

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