Anything created; esp., something original created by the imagination; invention, design, etc.
Cleverness or ingenuity in making or doing something; art or skill:
A device used in an emergency; makeshift; resource
The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
A device or machine for performing a specific task
A machine or mechanical appliance.
Any interesting but relatively useless or unnecessary object
A new device, method, or process developed from study and experimentation:
Any article or device used or needed in a given activity; tool, instrument, utensil, etc.
A tool or implement used to do or facilitate work, especially a small precision tool used by a professional:
A system or device for doing work, as an automobile or jackhammer, together with its power source and auxiliary equipment.
(Archaic) Any means or device
The definition of convenience is the state of being able to do something easily with little effort and no hindrances.
(Figuratively, derogatory or ironic) Any object.
The gear or tackle, other than a yoke, with which a draft animal pulls a vehicle or implement.
Apparatus; equipment; gear
The act of equipping or the state of being equipped:
(Informal) An idea, plan, etc. regarded as produced by a person's own mental labor
Something that one does not know the name of.
A thing (used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall)
The definition of a plan is a document, program or diagram that shows how to proceed.
A design, often with a motto, on a coat of arms; heraldic emblem
The means or system by which something is kept in action or a desired result is obtained; organization
The act of one who contrives.
A graphic representation, especially a detailed plan for construction or manufacture.
Any small object or device whose name is not known or is temporarily forgotten
(Slang) Any gadget or contrivance
A proposal of something to be done; plan; scheme
A means or plan of conduct, esp. one followed in an emergency or difficulty; expedient; stratagem
A program that performs some simple function, such as providing a weather report or stock quote, and can be accessed from a computer desktop, webpage, mobile phone or subscription television service.
A matter that relates to or affects one:
Anything that tricks or mystifies; deceptive or secret device
(Informal) An article or a device, the name of which eludes one.
A thought, notion, or utterance:
A cunning or deceitful act intended to evade something or trick someone:
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