Definitions for DEVISE
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word DEVISE.
a will disposing of real property
(law) a gift of real property by will
invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forgeverb
come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
"excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinateverb
arrange by systematic planning and united effort
"machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"
give by will, especially real property
the act of leaving real property in a will
such a will, or a clause in such a will
the real property left in such a will
To use one's intellect to plan or design (something).
To leave (property) in a will.
Etymology: devisen, devysen, from devisare, frequentative of devidere.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: devise, a will, old French.
This word is properly attributed, in our common law, to him that bequeaths his goods by his last will or testament in writing; and the reason is, because those that now appertain only to the devisour, by this act are distributed into many parts. John Cowell.
The alienation is made by devise in a last will only, and the third part of these profits is there demandable, by special provision thereof made in the statute. Francis Bacon, Off. of Alienation.
God hath omitted nothing needful to his purpose, nor left his intention to be accomplished by our devises. Richard Hooker.
Etymology: deviser, French, as of devisare, to look about. Skinner.
Whether they, at their first coming into the land, or afterwards, by trading with other nations which had letters, learned them of them, or devised them among themselves, is very doubtful. Edmund Spenser, State of Ireland.
He could by his skill draw after him the weight of five thousand bushels of grain, and devise those rare engines which shot small stones at hand, but great ones afar off. Henry Peacham.
Ye sons of art, one curious piece devise,
From whose constructure motion shall arise. Richard Blackmore.
Behold I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you. Jer. xiii. 11.
To grant by will. A law term.
Etymology: from the noun.
To consider; to contrive; to lay plans; to form schemes.
Her merry fit she freshly ’gan to rear,
And did of joy and jollity devise,
Herself to cherish and her guest to chear. Fairy Queen, b. ii.
But sith now safe ye seised have the shore,
And well arrived are, high God be blest,
Let us devise of ease and everlasting rest. Fairy Queen, b. i.
Since we are so far entered, let us, I pray you, a little devise of those evils by which that country is held in this wretched case, that it cannot, as you say, be recured. Edmund Spenser, Ireland.
Devise but how you’ll use him when he comes, and let us two devise to bring him thither. William Shakespeare, Mer. Wives of Windsor.
To devise is to plan or invent something complex or intricate, typically by careful thought and creativity. It often refers to creating a strategy, method, system, mechanism, or a piece of equipment. It can also refer to the legal act of leaving property by will.
to form in the mind by new combinations of ideas, new applications of principles, or new arrangement of parts; to formulate by thought; to contrive; to excogitate; to invent; to plan; to scheme; as, to devise an engine, a new mode of writing, a plan of defense, or an argument
to plan or scheme for; to purpose to obtain
to say; to relate; to describe
to imagine; to guess
to give by will; -- used of real estate; formerly, also, of chattels
to form a scheme; to lay a plan; to contrive; to consider
the act of giving or disposing of real estate by will; -- sometimes improperly applied to a bequest of personal estate
a will or testament, conveying real estate; the clause of a will making a gift of real property
property devised, or given by will
device. See Device
Etymology: [OF. devise division, deliberation, wish, will, testament. See Device.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-vīz′, v.t. to imagine: to scheme: to contrive: to give by will: to bequeath.—v.i. to consider, scheme.—n. act of bequeathing: a will: property bequeathed by will.—adj. Devis′able.—ns. Devis′al; Devisē[e]′, one to whom real estate is bequeathed; Devis′er, one who contrives; Devis′or, one who bequeaths. [O. Fr. deviser, devise—Low L. divisa, a division of goods, a mark, a device—L. dividĕre, divisum, to divide.]
Device vs. Devise -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Device and Devise.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'DEVISE' in Verbs Frequency: #669
The numerical value of DEVISE in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of DEVISE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Nature has a surer plan than mortals can devise.
To come and be able to sit here — it's incredible, i'm sitting where Paul Revere used to come with his fellow Patriots to devise their plan of attack. You can't recreate this feeling — it's like grasping at smoke.
We first try to identify the source of their stress so we can devise a personalized and targeted plan to help her relax.
It is extremely difficult in a single study to account for every variable that impacts performance, the studies here add to a growing body of evidence suggesting that surgeons, particularly experienced surgeons, can devise techniques to compensate for sleep disruption.
Unlike the alcohol ignition interlocks which require you to blow into a devise and are used for convicted drunk drivers, DADSS is a driver assist system that would be seamless, take less than half a second, and use infrared light to measure a driver’s blood alcohol content in the breath or through the fingertips, which is far more reliable.
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Translations for DEVISE
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- завещавам, измислям, изобретявамBulgarian
- divisar, copçar, preveureCatalan, Valencian
- finde på, opfinde, testamentere, udtænke, udarbejdeDanish
- letztwillig vermachen, durch Testament verfügen, erdenken, ausdenken, planen, entwerfenGerman
- درست کردنPersian
- kekata, junailla, masinoida, keksiä, testamentata, suunnitellaFinnish
- élaborer, concevoirFrench
- architettare, congegnare, inventare, escogitareItalian
- deixar, tramar, projetar, idear, inventar, legar, delinearPortuguese
- замыслить, разрабатывать, завещать, замышлять, разработатьRussian
- vyšpekulovať, poručiť, vymyslieť, odkázať, zanechaťSlovak
- krijoj, sajojAlbanian
- tänka ut, hitta på, uppfinnaSwedish
- tasarlamak, miras bırakmakTurkish
- Đưa raVietnamese
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