1. an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

- the device is small enough to wear on your wrist

- a device intended to conserve water

Definition categories: man–made, instrumentality, instrumentation

2. something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

Definition categories: communication, style

3. any clever maneuver

- he would stoop to any device to win a point

Similar word(s): gimmick, twist

Definition categories: act, maneuver, manoeuvre

4. any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)

Definition categories: man–made, design, figure, pattern

5. an emblematic design (especially in heraldry)

- he was recognized by the device on his shield

Definition categories: man–made, emblem

Sentences with device as a noun:

- There are a number of household devices in a kitchen such as a dishwasher, a garbage disposal, or an electric can opener.