Meaning of DEVICE in English


n. Function: noun


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 FF1C; invented many handy household devices FF1E;

Synonyms: contraption, contrivance; compare GADGET 1

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


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

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

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.