Meaning of DEVICE in English

DEVICE

noun

1.

Synonyms: trick 1, artifice, feint, gambit, gimmick, maneuver, play, ploy, stratagem, wile

2.

something (as a mechanical device) that performs a function or effects a desired end

invented many handy household devices

Synonyms: contraption, contrivance; compare gadget 1

Related Word: appliance, implement, instrument, tool, utensil; apparatus, machine, mechanism; expedient, makeshift, resort, resource, shift; creation, invention; dingus, doohickey, hickey, thingumbob

3.

Synonyms: figure 3, design, motif, motive, pattern

Related Word: attribute, emblem, symbol, type; insignia, motto

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