Origin of device
Synonyms for device
Related Words for devicefulimaginative, inventive, sly, skillful, shrewd, creative, innovative, subtle, intelligent, resourceful, ingenious, new, original, contemporary, gifted, visionary, productive, prolific, originative, able
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Historical Examples of deviceful
"Rumney is a deviceful rascal," was the burden of Kit's replies.A Gentleman Player
Robert Neilson Stephens
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.