Device

Definition of Device

De`vice´
n.1.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.
His device in against Babylon, to destroy it.
- Jer. li. 11.
Their recent device of demanding benevolences.
- Hallam.
He disappointeth the devices of the crafty.
- Job v. 12.
2.Power of devising; invention; contrivance.
I must have instruments of my own device.
- Landor.
3.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.
Knights-errant used to distinguish themselves by devices on their shields.
- Addison.
A banner with this strange device -
Excelsior.
- Longfellow.
4.Anything fancifully conceived.
5.A spectacle or show.
6.Opinion; decision.
7.any artifactual object designed to perform an action or process, with or without an operator in attendance.

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