Associations to the word «Device»


DEVICE, noun. Any piece of equipment made for a particular purpose, especially a mechanical or electrical one.
DEVICE, noun. (Computer hardware) A peripheral device.
DEVICE, noun. A project or scheme, often designed to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice.
DEVICE, noun. (Ireland) An improvised explosive device, home-made bomb
DEVICE, noun. (rhetoric) A technique that an author or speaker uses to evoke an emotional response in the audience; a rhetorical device.
DEVICE, noun. ​(heraldry) A motto, emblem, or other mark used to distinguish the bearer from others. A device differs from a badge or cognizance primarily because as it is a personal distinction, and not a badge borne by members of the same house successively.
DEVICE, noun. (archaic) Power of devising; invention; contrivance.
DEVICE, noun. (legal) An image used in whole or in part as a trademark or service mark.
DEVICE, noun. (printing) An image or logo denoting official or proprietary authority or provenience.
DEVICE, noun. (obsolete) A spectacle or show.
DEVICE, noun. (obsolete) Opinion; decision.
DEVICE DRIVER, noun. (computing) software, supplied with the operating system or by a hardware manufacturer, that communicates between the operating system of a personal computer and a specific hardware device
DEVICE DRIVERS, noun. Plural of device driver

Dictionary definition

DEVICE, noun. An instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water".
DEVICE, noun. Something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect.
DEVICE, noun. Any clever maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen".
DEVICE, noun. Any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery).
DEVICE, noun. An emblematic design (especially in heraldry); "he was recognized by the device on his shield".

Wise words

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Mohandas Gandhi