What does DEVICE mean?
Definitions for DEVICE
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an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
device, gimmick, twistnoun
any clever maneuver
"he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"
any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
an emblematic design (especially in heraldry)
"he was recognized by the device on his shield"
any artifactual object designed to perform an action or process, with or without an operator in attendance.
Any piece of equipment made for a particular purpose, especially a mechanical or electrical one.
There are a number of household devices in a kitchen such as a dishwasher, a garbage disposal, or an electric can opener.
A project or scheme, often designed to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice.
A technique that an author or speaker uses to evoke an emotional response in the audience; a rhetorical device.
A motto, emblem, or other mark used to distinguish the bearer from others. A device differs from a badge or cognizance primarily because as it is a personal distinction, and not a badge borne by members of the same house successively.
An image used in whole or in part as a trademark or service mark.
An image or logo denoting official or proprietary authority or provenience.
A spectacle or show.
Power of devising; invention; contrivance.
Etymology: devis, from divisus, past participle of dividere, thus originally, when goods were being divided among people, a mark put on each item to say who was getting what.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: devise, French; divisa, Italian.
This is our device,
That Falstaff at that oak shall meet with us. William Shakespeare.
He intended it as a politick device to lessen their interest, and keep them low in the world. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.
Touching the exchange of laws in practice with laws in device, which they say are better for the state of the church, if they might take place: the farther we examine them, the greater cause we find to conclude, although we continue the same we are, the harm is not great. Richard Hooker, Dedicat.
His device is against Babylon, to destroy it. Jer. li. 11.
There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless, the counsel of the Lord shall stand. Prov. xix. 21.
Then change we shields, and their devices bear;
Let fraud supply the want of force in war. John Dryden, Æn.
Hibernia’s harp, device of her command,
And parent of her mirth, shall there be seen. Matthew Prior.
They intend to let the world see what party they are of, by figures and designs upon these fans; as the knights-errant used to distinguish themselves by devices on their shields. Addis.
He’s gentle; never schooled, and yet learned; full of noble device, of all sorts enchantingly beloved. William Shakespeare, As you like it.
CONFIG.SYS is the primary configuration file for the DOS and OS/2 operating systems. It is a special ASCII text file that contains user-accessible setup or configuration directives evaluated by the operating system's DOS BIOS (typically residing in IBMBIO.COM or IO.SYS) during boot. CONFIG.SYS was introduced with DOS 2.0.
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
power of devising; invention; contrivance
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
improperly, an heraldic bearing
anything fancifully conceived
a spectacle or show
Etymology: [OE. devis, devise, will, intention, opinion, invention, fr. F. devis architect's plan and estimates (in OF., division, plan, wish), devise device (in sense 3), in OF. also, division, wish, last will, fr. deviser. See Devise, v. t., and cf. Devise, n.]
Device was a short-lived American pop-rock trio formed by keyboardist, bassist and vocalist Holly Knight, vocalist Paul Engemann and guitarist Gene Black. Device's only album, 22B3, was released in the spring of 1986. It produced a Top 40 single in the U.S. with "Hanging on a Heart Attack," which peaked at #35 on the Hot 100. The band's second single, "Who Says," peaked at #79. Both of these songs were promoted by music videos which garnered MTV rotation, and both were released as 12" singles with remix and dub versions which received club play. A third single, "When Love is Good" was released, while the album peaked at #73 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. Mike Chapman produced the album.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-vīs′, 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.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The emblem on a shield or standard.
A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, software, shapes, sizes and styles for a specific purpose according to the manufacturer design and instruction.
The device was of great purpose as it was so necessary to have it.
Submitted by MaryC on January 16, 2020
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'DEVICE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3361
Rank popularity for the word 'DEVICE' in Nouns Frequency: #912
The numerical value of DEVICE in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of DEVICE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of DEVICE in a Sentence
We developed a brain-computer interface device that is a kind of an EEG (electroencephalogram) cap for organoids, which we presented in an article published last August, it is a flexible shell that is densely covered with tiny electrodes that can both pick up signals from the organoid, and transmit signals to it.
This really is basically a platform device that I hope to be able to eventually explore all these different applications.
The bomb squad is there now in the mosque and they will give us a report if it is an explosive device or not.
Stratfor Security Analyst Scott Stewart:
There are a lot of life safety issues that can be enhanced or resolved from the use of this technology, this device has two applications one role is to survey and collect intelligence, and the other is to act as responder [ or weapon ].
We are still in the process of looking at whether to use tape or belts to secure the device to the stomach. However, many elderly people are concerned about skin chafing. So we are looking at how to secure the device safely and solidly.
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Translations for DEVICE
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- أداة, جهازArabic
- прыстасава́нне, прыла́даBelarusian
- девиз, устро́йство, прое́кт, план, приспособле́ниеBulgarian
- dispositiu, mecanismeCatalan, Valencian
- Hilfsmittel, Vorrichtung, Emblem, Instrument, Einrichtung, Devise, Baustein, Gerät, Apparat, Marke, Kunstgriff, Motto, EinheitGerman
- συσκευή, τέχνασμα, μεταφορά, έμβλημαGreek
- aparato, intrigoEsperanto
- mecanismo, dispositivoSpanish
- tehokeino, tunnus, suunnitelma, juoni, laite, tunnusmerkkiFinnish
- artifice, appareil, stratagème, ruse, manœuvre, dispositifFrench
- cleasScottish Gaelic
- מכשיר, מתקן, אמצעי רטוריHebrew
- eszköz, mód, készülék, szerkezet, gépezetHungarian
- սարք, սարքավորումArmenian
- inscrizione, procedimento, apparecchio, emblema, periferica, congegno, coccarda, dispositivo, mottoItalian
- デバイス, 装置, 端末Japanese
- у́ред, девиза, фигу́ра, сре́дствоMacedonian
- alat, perantiMalay
- apparaat, toestelDutch
- urządzenie, przyrządPolish
- aparato, aparelho, dispositivoPortuguese
- dispozitiv, element, componentă, aparat, unitate, piesăRomanian
- зате́я, деви́з, прибо́р, уло́вка, дева́йс, эмбле́ма, план, приём, га́джет, прое́кт, приспособле́ние, фигу́ра, аппара́т, ма́рка, схе́ма, устро́йство, сре́дство, механи́змRussian
- уређај, uređajSerbo-Croatian
- redskap, retorisk figur, husgeråd, devis, apparat, knep, plan, föresatsSwedish
- alet, cihaz, aygıtTurkish
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