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Definitions of device

  1. something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
  2. any clever ( deceptive) maneuver; " he would stoop to any device to win a point"
  3. an emblematic design ( especially in heraldry); " he was recognized by the device on his shield"
  4. any ornamental pattern or design ( as in embroidery)
  5. an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; " the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; " a device intended to conserve water"
  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.
  7. Power of devising; invention; contrivance.
  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.
  9. Improperly, an heraldic bearing.
  10. Anything fancifully conceived.
  11. A spectacle or show.
  12. Opinion; decision.
  13. Expendable and nonexpendable equipment, supplies, apparatus, and instruments that are used in diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, scientific, and experimental procedures.
  14. A scheme; invention; trick; stratagem; a fanciful design or pattern; a heraldic emblem.
  15. A contrivance or instrument designed for a specific purpose.
  16. That which is devised or designed: contrivance: power of devising: genius: ( her.) the emblem borne upon a shield.
  17. Contrivance; scheme; armorial bearing.
  18. A contrivance; design; plan; scheme; heraldioemblem or motto.
  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.
  20. A contrivance; anything formed by design; a scheme or stratagem; a project; an emblematical representation.
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Quotes of device

  1. Immortality Device has been tested and researched by medical researchers all over the world from time to time. They email me and told me what they found. I post their results sometimes on my site. – Alex Chiu
  2. A magazine is simply a device to induce people to read advertising. – James Collins
  3. All for one, one for all, that is our device – Alexandre Dumas
  4. I think PSP is going to be the most successful handheld entertainment device ever. What it will do in terms of the versatility, obviously you can download music to it, and you'll be able to enjoy all your great tunes on it. – Ian Jackson
  5. I've been careful to keep my life separate because it's important to me to have privacy and for my life not to be a marketing device for a movie or a TV show. I'm worth more than that. – Lisa Kudrow
  6. It may interest you to know that my breakup with Terry and this mystery did not happen concurrently in real life. That is a writer's device which places Gabriel under even greater pressure when the mystery begins to reveal itself. – Armistead Maupin
  7. Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women. – Margaret Mead
  8. A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier. – H. L. Mencken
  9. The best car safety device is a rear -view mirror with a cop in it. – Dudley Moore
  10. Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted. – Bertrand Russell
  11. A nuclear weapon of some dimension, whether it's actually a nuclear weapon, or a dirty bomb, or some kind of radiological device Yes, I think it's probably a near thing. – Michael Scheuer
  12. Every thoughtful and kind -hearted person must regard with interest any device or plan which promises to enable at least the more intelligent, enterprising, and determined part of those who are not capitalists to cease to labor for hire. – Leland Stanford
  13. I don't control it at all. It's all up to the musicians in the group. They control it. They make all the cues, and they tell me what they want, and then I act like a mirroring device so that everyone can see what the cues are. – John Zorn

Usage examples for device

  1. In this book we find a new device used by Day. – A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898 by Henry R. Plomer
  2. I have found a name for your inn; I have painted the device upon your sign- board. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  3. " Time and I," was his device – The Story of Paris by Thomas Okey
  4. His own problem was essentially the same as if a mechanical spying device had been planted in him- with one difference. – Tangle Hold by F. L. Wallace
  5. We get it: A traveler, by the faithful hound, Half buried in the snow was found, Still grasping in his hand of ice That banner with the strange device Excelsior! – A Plea for Old Cap Collier by Irvin S. Cobb
  6. Why lure it from me, by trick and device – The Cardinal's Snuff-Box by Henry Harland
  7. It was an admirable device of the Minister's to prevent a disturbance, had he dreaded one; for all those whom he had reason to suspect were, like Luis, requested to walk on one side, when they were quietly apprehended, and driven off to prison, without any of their friends suspecting what had become of them. – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  8. Betsy's a Mahon- modified device – The Machine That Saved The World by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  9. It's a device of nature for the protection of weak things. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  10. In that serious difficulty automatic pumps, controlled by an electrical device at once began forcing out the water. – Tom Swift and his Undersea Search or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic by Victor Appleton
  11. A third device is to catch a buzzard and tie together some of the flight feathers of the wing, so that it can fly only with difficulty and cannot go far before it falls exhausted to the ground. –  by
  12. 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
  13. As far as I know, Lyly is the first to use the convenient dramatic device of disguise. – John Lyly by John Dover Wilson
  14. Grant not, O Lord, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device lest they exalt themselves. – True Christianity by Johann Arndt
  15. The robot was obviously a remote- control device – Unwise Child by Gordon Randall Garrett
  16. If the latter device is employed, the boiling water in the kettle should come halfway to the top of the molds. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  17. The device adds about one and one- half pounds to the weight of the gun. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  18. It's a shrewd device and my hat's off to the guy that invented it." – Flowing Gold by Rex Beach
  19. Louis's device was the sun. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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