Origin of device
Synonyms for device
Related Words for devicegear, apparatus, gadget, material, appliance, mechanism, accessory, machine, equipment, design, method, strategy, creation, agent, invention, gimmick, arrangement, rigging, makeshift, resort
Examples from the Web for device
Contemporary Examples of device
Employees strap a device to their heads and power a helicopter drone with their minds.Use Your Brain—Control a Drone
The Daily Beast Video
January 5, 2015
In that case the device was to put the genius in opposition to a majority of established cultural tastes and codes.Why Can’t Movies Capture Genius?
December 14, 2014
Once a month he attaches a device to his chest, clamps metal bracelets on his wrists, and hooks the whole thing up to a telephone.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Paul has consistently used Benghazi as a device to stake out high ground on foreign policy.Rand Paul Won’t Let Benghazi Die
December 2, 2014
Now you can scroll to the next direction on your recipe without getting batter or sauce all over your device.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Richard Hendriks in Your Life
November 29, 2014
Historical Examples of device
If the oven is to be used, a device that fits the oven should be employed.
In using this device, only a coal or a wood stove is practical.
They used every device of ingenious minds to push the siege.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
He was about to slip the device into his pocket when he stiffened involuntarily.
The Pilot's Assister is the official name of the new English device.
Word Origin for device
late 13c., from Old French devis "division, separation, disposition, wish, desire; coat of arms, emblem; last will," from deviser "to divide, distribute" (see devise). Sense of "method by which something is divided" arose in French and led to modern meaning.
see leave to someone's own devices.