Definitions of device

  1. an emblematic design (especially in heraldry); "he was recognized by the device on his shield" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. That which is devised, or formed by design; a contrivance; an invention; a project; a scheme; often, a scheme to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Power of devising; invention; contrivance. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An emblematic design, generally consisting of one or more figures with a motto, used apart from heraldic bearings to denote the historical situation, the ambition, or the desire of the person adopting it. See Cognizance. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Improperly, an heraldic bearing. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Anything fancifully conceived. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A spectacle or show. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A scheme; invention; trick; stratagem; a fanciful design or pattern; a heraldic emblem. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. That which is devised or designed: contrivance: power of devising: genius: (her.) the emblem borne upon a shield. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Contrivance; scheme; armorial bearing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Something devised or contrived, sometimes with good, usually with evil, intent; an emblem intended to represent a family, person, action, or quality, with a suitable motto, used in painting, sculpture, and heraldry; a motto used as an emblem; anything fancifully and cunningly contrived; invention; genius; faculty of devising. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. A contrivance; anything formed by design; a scheme or stratagem; a project; an emblematical representation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for device

  1. Apart from the beautiful architecture, these schools are all equipped with every modern device for the training of the younger generation, both physically and mentally. – Reno A Book of Short Stories and Information by Lilyan Stratton
  2. The robot was obviously a remote- control device – Unwise Child by Gordon Randall Garrett