- improvised explosive device,
Origin of improvised
verb (used with object), im·pro·vised, im·pro·vis·ing.
verb (used without object), im·pro·vised, im·pro·vis·ing.
Origin of improvise
Examples from the Web for improvised
Half of it is taken up by the bunk beds and improvised benches.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“That was improvised quite a bit,” Travolta told The Daily Beast.The Secrets of ‘Pulp Fiction’: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Movie on Its 20th Anniversary|Marlow Stern|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He patrolled on foot, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) filled the donkey paths that crisscrossed the wadis and hills.How a Thumb-Sized Gauge Is Revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries|Brian Castner|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yelena Fomina provides free psychological help at an improvised office occupying a former McDonalds ron the corner of the Maidan.
Lest I take it not quite seriously, my commander slapped me on the back and threw a pebble into the improvised line of LEDs.War Games: Microsoft Invades Liechtenstein for Halo 4 Blowout|Alex Klein|November 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Again they advanced, in better order, and again the improvised infantry forced them back.
Their own bucket, improvised out of a dish-cover and a rope, lay close to the brink.The Wings of the Morning|Louis Tracy
The improvised sledge was at the door, laden with many boxes.A Son of Hagar|Sir Hall Caine
He hoisted it to the top of the improvised mast, spreading it so that it threw a shadow on the boat.The Lost Warship|Robert Moore Williams
So these were the words the mysterious singer had improvised to sing with those which were well known by every live American boy.Panther Eye|Roy J. Snell
Word Origin for improvise
1826, back-formation from improvisation, or else from French improviser (17c.), from Italian improvisare "to sing or speak extempore," from improviso, from Latin improvisus "unforeseen, unexpected" (see improvisation). Or possibly a back-formation from improvisation. Related: Improvised; improvising.