Definitions of device

  1. something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any clever (deceptive) maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an emblematic design (especially in heraldry); "he was recognized by the device on his shield" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Power of devising; invention; contrivance. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. Improperly, an heraldic bearing. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Anything fancifully conceived. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A spectacle or show. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Opinion; decision. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Expendable and nonexpendable equipment, supplies, apparatus, and instruments that are used in diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, scientific, and experimental procedures. Medical Dictionary DB
  14. 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.
  15. A contrivance or instrument designed for a specific purpose. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  16. 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.
  17. Contrivance; scheme; armorial bearing. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. A contrivance; design; plan; scheme; heraldioemblem or motto. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. de-v[=i]s', n. that which is devised or designed: contrivance: power of devising: genius: (her.) the emblem borne upon a shield: a picture of some kind, with a motto illustrative of a man's life or character, borne by an individual rather than by a family.--adj. DEVICE'FUL (Spens.), full of devices. [O. Fr. devise. See DEVISE.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Make, look, (archaic; things of rare, strange, d.); (pl.) fancy, will, (left to one\'s own dd.); plan, scheme, trick; contrivance, invention, thing adapted for a purpose; drawing, design, figure; emblematic or heraldic design; motto. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. n. [Latin] That which is devised, or formed by design; a contrivance; an expedient: an invention; a stratagem:—an emblem or ensign formerly borne on shields or embroidered upon banners as a cognizance; a motto;—power of devising; invention; genius. Cabinet Dictionary
  24. A contrivance, a stratagem; a design, a scheme formed; the emblem on a shield; invention, genius. Complete Dictionary

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