Definition of device :
1. A spectacle or show.
2. 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.
3. Anything fancifully conceived.
4. Improperly, an heraldic bearing.
5. Opinion; decision.
6. Power of devising; invention; contrivance.
7. 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.
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instrument (part of speech: noun)
stratagem (part of speech: noun)
pretension (part of speech: noun)
charade, forgery, falseness, front, facade, masquerade, deceit, gimmick, fraud, impersonation, pose, cover, show, mannerism, affectation, imitation, claim, stage, imposture, counterfeit, bluff, air, ostentation, pretense, guise, pretension, disguise, artificiality, fakery
- In the third war, after this device had failed again and again, a new one was tried. - "Some Principles of Maritime Strategy", Julian Stafford Corbett.
- " Remove the device," Boswellister ordered. - "The Glory of Ippling", Helen M. Urban.
- On both sides for the parley they got ready point device. - "The Lay of the Cid", R. Selden Rose and Leonard Bacon.