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Synonyms for devicedɪˈvaɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. device(noun)

    an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

    "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"

    Synonyms:
    gimmick, twist

  2. device(noun)

    something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

    Synonyms:
    gimmick, twist

  3. device, gimmick, twist(noun)

    any clever maneuver

    "he would stoop to any device to win a point"; "it was a great sales gimmick"; "a cheap promotions gimmick for greedy businessmen"

    Synonyms:
    spin, construction, widget, doodad, doohickey, gismo, twist, thingummy, thingmajig, whatsis, whirl, kink, eddy, thingamabob, bend, thingumajig, whatchamacallit, wrench, crook, turn of events, tress, pull, winding, plait, doojigger, gimmick, braid, thingamajig, twirl, thingumabob, device, catch, thingmabob, turn, twisting, wind, gubbins, whatchamacallum, gizmo

  4. device(noun)

    any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)

    Synonyms:
    gimmick, twist

  5. device(noun)

    an emblematic design (especially in heraldry)

    "he was recognized by the device on his shield"

    Synonyms:
    gimmick, twist

Wiktionary

  1. device(noun)

    Synonyms:
    contrivance, invention

  2. device(noun)

    Any piece of equipment made for a particular purpose, especially a mechanical or electrical one.

    Synonyms:
    equipment, gadget, contrivance, design, apparatus, appliance

  3. device(noun)

    A project or scheme, often designed to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice.

    Synonyms:
    artifice, stratagem, scheme, project

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. device

    A contrivance or device may be either good or bad. A cheat is a mean advantage in a bargain; a fraud, any form of covert robbery or injury. Imposture is a deceitful contrivance for securing charity, credit, or consideration. A stratagem or maneuver may be of the good against the bad, as it were a skilful movement of war. A wile is usually but not necessarily evil.

    E'en children followed with endearing wile.

    Goldsmith Deserted Village, l. 184.

    A trick is often low, injurious, and malicious; we say a mean trick; the word is sometimes used playfully with less than its full meaning. A ruse or a blind may be quite innocent and harmless. An artifice is a carefully and delicately prepared contrivance for doing indirectly what one could not well do directly. A device is something studied out for promoting an end, as in a mechanism; the word is used of indirect action, often, but not necessarily directed to an evil, selfish, or injurious end. Finesse is especially subtle contrivance, delicate artifice, whether for good or evil. Compare FRAUD.

    Synonyms:
    art, artifice, blind, cheat, contrivance, craft, cunning, dodge, finesse, fraud, guile, imposture, invention, machination, maneuver, ruse, stratagem, subterfuge, trick, wile

    Antonyms:
    artlessness, candor, fairness, frankness, guilelessness, honesty, ingenuousness, innocence, openness, simplicity, sincerity, truth

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. device(n.)

    Synonyms:
    contrivance, scheme, design, plan, project, expedient, shift, resort, resource

  2. device(n.)

    Synonyms:
    artifice, stratagem, wile, ruse, manœuvre, trick, fraud, evasion

  3. device(n.)

    Synonyms:
    emblem, symbol, type, sign


Translations for device

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • أداة, جهازArabic
  • прыстасава́нне, прыла́даBelarusian
  • девиз, устро́йство, прое́кт, план, приспособле́ниеBulgarian
  • dispositiu, mecanismeCatalan, Valencian
  • zařízeníCzech
  • Hilfsmittel, Vorrichtung, Emblem, Instrument, Einrichtung, Devise, Baustein, Gerät, Apparat, Marke, Kunstgriff, Motto, EinheitGerman
  • συσκευή, τέχνασμα, μεταφορά, έμβλημαGreek
  • aparato, intrigoEsperanto
  • mecanismo, dispositivoSpanish
  • افزارهPersian
  • tehokeino, tunnus, suunnitelma, juoni, laite, tunnusmerkkiFinnish
  • artifice, appareil, stratagème, ruse, manœuvre, dispositifFrench
  • cleasScottish Gaelic
  • aparelloGalician
  • מכשיר, מתקן, אמצעי רטוריHebrew
  • युक्तिHindi
  • eszköz, mód, készülék, szerkezet, gépezetHungarian
  • սարք, սարքավորումArmenian
  • inscrizione, procedimento, apparecchio, emblema, periferica, congegno, coccarda, dispositivo, mottoItalian
  • デバイス, 装置Japanese
  • მექანიზმიGeorgian
  • 장치Korean
  • nukaMāori
  • у́ред, девиза, фигу́ра, сре́дствоMacedonian
  • alat, perantiMalay
  • apparaat, toestelDutch
  • urządzenie, przyrządPolish
  • aparato, aparelho, dispositivoPortuguese
  • dispozitiv, element, componentă, aparat, unitate, piesăRomanian
  • зате́я, деви́з, прибо́р, уло́вка, дева́йс, эмбле́ма, план, приём, га́джет, прое́кт, приспособле́ние, фигу́ра, аппара́т, ма́рка, схе́ма, устро́йство, сре́дство, механи́змRussian
  • уређај, uređajSerbo-Croatian
  • zariadenieSlovak
  • napravaSlovene
  • redskap, retorisk figur, husgeråd, devis, apparat, knep, plan, föresatsSwedish
  • เครื่องThai
  • alet, cihaz, aygıtTurkish
  • пристрі́йUkrainian
  • 設備Chinese

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