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Another word for device

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Noun
  1. Something, as a machine, devised for a particular function

      1. The act of contriving.
      2. The state of being contrived.
      3. Something contrived, as a mechanical device or a clever plan.
      1. A mechanical device; a gadget.
      1. A device or instrument designed to perform a specific function, especially an electrical device, such as a toaster, for household use:
      2. A dental or surgical device designed to perform a therapeutic or corrective function.
      1. An appliance or device for a particular purpose:
      2. An integrated group of materials or devices used for a particular purpose:
      3. The totality of means by which a designated function is performed or a specific task executed, as in a system of government.
    See also:

    machine

  2. Something invented

  3. An indirect, usually cunning means of gaining an end

      1. The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
      1. A playful or mischievous act; a prank:
      2. An underhanded act or deceitful remark:
      1. A stratagem or trick intended to deceive or ensnare.
      2. A disarming or seductive manner, device, or procedure:
      3. To influence or lead by means of wiles; entice:
      1. An act or procedure intended to achieve an end by deceptive or fraudulent means.
      2. A mischievous action; a prank:
      3. A stupid, disgraceful, or childish act:
      1. Deception used to achieve an end:
      2. A deceptive stratagem or device:
      1. A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
      2. The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
      1. Deftness; dexterity.
      2. A clever or skillful trick or deception; an artifice or stratagem.
      1. A crafty stratagem; a subterfuge.
      1. An action calculated to frustrate an opponent or gain an advantage indirectly or deviously; a maneuver:
      1. A movement or combination of movements involving skill and dexterity:
      2. A controlled change in movement or direction of a moving vehicle or vessel, as in the flight path of an aircraft.
      3. A strategic or tactical military or naval movement.
      1. Any of various lively dances in triple time.
      2. The music for such a dance.
      3. A joke or trick. Used chiefly in the phrase The jig is up.
      1. The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
      1. A device employed to cheat, deceive, or trick, especially a mechanism for the secret and dishonest control of gambling apparatus.
      2. An innovative or unusual mechanical contrivance; a gadget.
      3. An innovative stratagem or scheme employed especially to promote a project:
      1. A military attack or maneuver that is meant to divert attention away from a planned point of attack.
      2. A body movement that is intended to divert another's attention, often by being deliberately left uncompleted:
      3. A deceptive action calculated to divert attention from one's real purpose.
      1. To avoid (a blow, for example) by moving or shifting quickly aside.
      2. To evade (an obligation, for example) by cunning, trickery, or deceit:
      3. To blunt or reduce the intensity of (a section of a photograph) by shading during the printing process.
      1. The use of deceit.
      2. The fact or state of being deceived.
      3. A ruse; a trick.
      1. Deception or trickery:
      2. Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
      3. Cleverness or ingenuity in making or doing something; art or skill:
  4. An element or a component in a decorative composition

      1. A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
      2. A natural or accidental arrangement or sequence:
      3. A plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things:
      1. An emotion, desire, physiological need, or similar impulse that acts as an incitement to action.
      2. A motif in art, literature, or music.
      3. Causing or able to cause motion:
      1. A recurrent thematic element in an artistic or literary work.
      2. A dominant theme or central idea.
      3. A short rhythmic or melodic passage that is repeated or evoked in various parts of a composition.
      1. A written or printed symbol representing something other than a letter, especially a number.
      2. Mathematical calculations:
      3. An amount represented in numbers:
      1. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
      2. To formulate a plan for; devise:
      3. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
    See also:

    part

Another word for device

Noun
  1. An instrument

      1. Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.
      1. Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.
      1. Something, especially a small device or part, whose name is unknown or forgotten.
      1. An object or entity that is not or cannot be named specifically:
      2. An individual object, especially an inanimate object:
      3. A creature:
      1. A small furrow, ridge, or crease on a normally smooth surface, caused by crumpling, folding, or shrinking.
      2. A line or crease in the skin, as from age.
      3. A different or unexpected development, action, or idea:
      1. A device employed to cheat, deceive, or trick, especially a mechanism for the secret and dishonest control of gambling apparatus.
      2. An innovative or unusual mechanical contrivance; a gadget.
      3. An innovative stratagem or scheme employed especially to promote a project:
      1. A minor or unspecified object or article.
      2. A set of light, open shelves for ornaments.
      3. Any of various additional or unspecified things or items:
      1. Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.
      1. A small mechanical device or control; a gadget.
      2. An unnamed or hypothetical manufactured article.
      3. An element of a GUI, such as a text box or button, that displays information or settings that can be entered or altered by the user.
      1. An improvised substitute for something lacking; a temporary expedient.
      2. Serving as a stopgap:
      1. Giving assistance or support; helping.
      2. Acting as a subsidiary; supplementary:
      3. Held in or used as a reserve:
      1. Suitable as a temporary or expedient substitute:
      2. A temporary or expedient substitute for something else:
      1. A subordinate or supplementary item; an adjunct.
      2. Something nonessential but desirable that contributes to an effect or result.
      3. One who knowingly assists a lawbreaker in the commission of a crime but does not actually participate in that crime.
      1. An individual thing or element of a class; a particular object or item:
      2. A particular section or item of a series in a written document, as in a contract, constitution, or treaty.
      3. A nonfictional literary composition that forms an independent part of a publication, as of a newspaper or magazine.
      1. A set of tools or equipment for a specialized purpose:
      2. A set of clothing, often with accessories:
      3. An association of persons, especially a military unit or a business organization.
      1. The act or process of constructing.
      2. The art, trade, or work of building:
      3. A structure, such as a building, framework, or model.
      1. An implement or container used domestically, especially in a kitchen:
      1. A tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment used in doing work:
      2. An article used to outfit or equip someone:
      3. A means of achieving an end; an instrument or agent.
      1. The substance or substances out of which a thing is or can be made.
      2. Something, such as an idea or information, that is to be refined and made or incorporated into a finished effort:
      3. Tools or apparatus for the performance of a given task:
      1. The gear or tackle, other than a yoke, with which a draft animal pulls a vehicle or implement.
      2. Something resembling such gear or tackle, as the arrangement of straps used to hold a parachute to the body.
      3. A device that raises and lowers the warp threads on a loom.
      1. The system of ropes, chains, and tackle used to support and control the masts, sails, and yards of a sailing vessel.
      2. The supporting material for construction work.
      1. The equipment used in a particular activity, especially in fishing; gear.
      2. A system of ropes and blocks for raising and lowering weights of rigging and pulleys for applying tension.
      3. A rope and its pulley.
      1. One that acts or has the power or authority to act.
      2. One empowered to act for or represent another:
      3. A means by which something is done or caused; an instrument.
      1. that by which something is done or obtained; agency
      2. resources or available wealth
      3. great wealth; riches
      1. The necessary means, especially financial means:
      2. Wherewith.
      3. Wherewith.
      1. Suitable or efficient for accomplishing a purpose:
      2. Convenient but based on a concern for self-interest rather than principle:
      3. Speedy; expeditious.
      1. The act or process of arranging:
      2. The condition, manner, or result of being arranged; disposal:
      3. A collection of things that have been arranged:
      1. A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance.
      1. A mechanical device; a gadget.
      1. Something, such as an intermediate course of action, that occupies a position or represents a condition midway between extremes.
      2. An intervening substance through which something else is transmitted or carried on.
      3. An agency by which something is accomplished, conveyed, or transferred:
      1. A device or instrument designed to perform a specific function, especially an electrical device, such as a toaster, for household use:
      2. A dental or surgical device designed to perform a therapeutic or corrective function.
      1. The act of equipping or the state of being equipped:
      2. Something with which a person, organization, or thing is equipped:
      3. The rolling stock especially of a transportation system.
      1. A toothed machine part, such as a wheel or cylinder, that meshes with another toothed part to transmit motion or to change speed or direction.
      2. A complete assembly that performs a specific function in a larger machine.
      3. A transmission configuration for a specific ratio of engine to axle torque in a motor vehicle.
      1. A device consisting of fixed and moving parts that modifies mechanical energy and transmits it in a more useful form.
      2. A system or device for doing work, as an automobile or jackhammer, together with its power source and auxiliary equipment.
      3. A system or device, such as a computer, that performs or assists in the performance of a human task:
      1. An appliance or device for a particular purpose:
      2. An integrated group of materials or devices used for a particular purpose:
      3. The totality of means by which a designated function is performed or a specific task executed, as in a system of government.
      1. A device, such as a saw, shovel, or drill, used to perform or facilitate manual or mechanical work.
      2. A machine, such as a lathe, used to cut and shape machine parts or other objects.
      3. The cutting part of such a machine.
      1. A machine or mechanical appliance.
      2. The arrangement of connected parts in a machine.
      3. A system of parts that operate or interact like those of a machine:
      1. The act of contriving.
      2. The state of being contrived.
      3. Something contrived, as a mechanical device or a clever plan.
      1. The act or process of inventing:
      2. A new device, method, or process developed from study and experimentation:
      3. A mental fabrication, especially a falsehood.
  2. A shrewd method

      1. One who tells or plays jokes.
      2. An insolent person who seeks to make a show of cleverness.
      3. An annoying or inept person:
      1. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
      2. To take hold of, especially forcibly or suddenly; grasp:
      3. To stop (oneself) from doing an action:
      1. Refinement and delicacy of performance, execution, or artisanship.
      2. Skillful, subtle handling of a situation; tactful, diplomatic maneuvering.
      3. A method of leading up to a tenace, as in bridge, in order to prevent an opponent from winning the trick with an intermediate card.
      1. The act or an instance of evading.
      2. A means of evading; a subterfuge.
      1. A conspiratorial group of plotters or intriguers:
      2. A secret scheme or plot.
      3. To form a cabal; conspire.
      1. An activity providing entertainment or amusement; a pastime:
      2. A competitive activity or sport in which players contend with each other according to a set of rules:
      3. A single instance of such an activity:
      1. A device consisting of an oval or circular frame with a tight interlaced network of strings and a handle, used to strike a ball or shuttlecock in various games.
      2. A wooden paddle, as one used in table tennis.
      3. A snowshoe.
      1. Deception by trickery or sophistry.
      1. Having a false or misleading appearance; fraudulent.
      2. One that is not authentic or genuine; a sham.
      3. A brief feint or aborted change of direction intended to mislead one's opponent or the opposing team.
      1. A small piece of ground, generally used for a specific purpose:
      2. A measured area of land; a lot.
      3. A ground plan, as for a building; a diagram.
      1. An undertaking requiring concerted effort:
      2. An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
      3. A plan or proposal for accomplishing something.
      1. An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective:
      2. A proposed or intended course of action:
      3. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline:
      1. Deception used to achieve an end:
      2. A deceptive stratagem or device:
      1. Suitable or efficient for accomplishing a purpose:
      2. Convenient but based on a concern for self-interest rather than principle:
      3. Speedy; expeditious.
      1. A crafty stratagem; a subterfuge.
      1. A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
      2. The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
      1. (uncountable) The state or quality of being cunning
      2. (countable) A cunning act
      1. Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency.
      2. Skill in evasion or deception; guile.
      3. An occupation or trade requiring manual dexterity or skilled artistry.
      1. A stratagem or trick intended to deceive or ensnare.
      2. A disarming or seductive manner, device, or procedure:
      3. To influence or lead by means of wiles; entice:
      1. A way of avoiding or escaping a cost or legal burden that would otherwise apply by means of an omission or ambiguity in the wording of a contract or law.
      2. A small hole or slit in a wall, especially one through which small arms may be fired.
      1. A plan suggested for acceptance; a proposal.
      2. A matter to be dealt with; a task:
      3. An offer of a private bargain, especially a request for sexual relations.
      1. A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
      2. A natural or accidental arrangement or sequence:
      3. A plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things:
      1. An act or procedure intended to achieve an end by deceptive or fraudulent means.
      2. A mischievous action; a prank:
      3. A stupid, disgraceful, or childish act:
      1. The act of scheming or plotting.
      2. A crafty scheme or cunning design for the accomplishment of a sinister end.
      1. To avoid (a blow, for example) by moving or shifting quickly aside.
      2. To evade (an obligation, for example) by cunning, trickery, or deceit:
      3. To blunt or reduce the intensity of (a section of a photograph) by shading during the printing process.
      1. A contrivance for catching and holding animals, as a concealed pit or a clamplike device that springs shut suddenly.
      2. A stratagem for catching or tricking an unwary person.
      3. A confining or undesirable circumstance from which escape or relief is difficult:
      1. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
      2. To formulate a plan for; devise:
      3. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
      1. A systematic plan of action:
      2. A secret or devious plan; a plot:
      3. An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts:
      1. Deception or trickery:
      2. Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
      3. Cleverness or ingenuity in making or doing something; art or skill:
  3. A figure or scroll

      1. Something that suggests the presence or existence of a fact, condition, or quality:
      2. An act or gesture used to convey an idea, a desire, information, or a command:
      3. Sign language.
      1. Something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent something invisible:
      2. An instance that typifies a broader pattern or situation:
      3. A printed or written sign used to represent an operation, element, quantity, quality, or relation, as in mathematics or music.
      1. A phrase expressing the aims or nature of an enterprise, organization, or candidate; a motto.
      2. A phrase used repeatedly, as in advertising or promotion:
      3. A battle cry of a Scottish clan.