- That which is devised, or formed by design; a contrivance; an invention; a project; a scheme; often, a scheme to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice.
- His is against Babylon, to destroy it. --Jer. li. 11.
- Their recent of demanding benevolences. --Hallam.
- He disappointeth the devices of the crafty. --Job v. 12.
- (linguistics) Power of devising; invention; contrivance.
- I must have instruments of my own . --Landor.
- (heraldry) An emblematic design, generally consisting of one or more figures with a motto, used apart from heraldic bearings to denote the historical situation, the ambition, or the desire of the person adopting it. See cognizance.
- a motto, emblem, or other mark used by Knights-errant to distinguish themselves from others. If a motto affixed to the arms, it usually had some punning allusion to his name. A device differed from a badge or cognizance primarily because as it was a personal distinction, and not a badge borne by members of the same house successively.
- (context, heraldry, colloquial) Improperly, an heraldic bearing.
- Knights-errant used to distinguish themselves by devices on their shields. --Addison.
- A banner with this strange - Excelsior. --Longfellow.
- (obsolete) A spectacle or show.
- (obsolete) Opinion; decision.
- (colloquial) Any piece of equipment, mechanical or electric; a hosehold appliance.
- There are a number of household devices in a kitchen such as a dishwasher, a garbage disposal, or an electric can opener, etc.
- (context, electrical engineering) An item intended to carry, or help carry, but not utilize electrical energy; an electronic device.
- (computing) Equipment which forms part of a computer system, such as a hard drive, a printer, or a video card.
- An image used in whole or part as a trademark or service mark.
- (Grammar) A word form expressing smallness or youth.
- Booklet, the of book, means "small book".
- Very small.
- Serving to diminish.
- (past of, display)
- Inactive, asleep, suspended.
- Grass goes during the winter, waiting for spring before it grows again.
- The bank account was ; there had been no transactions in months.
- a man"s close-fitting jacket, with or without sleeves. Men in Europe wore doublets from the 1400s to the 1600s.
- a pair of two similar or equal things; couple.
- one of two or more different words in a language derived from the same origin but coming by different routes.
- An imitation gem made of two pieces of glass or crystal with a layer of color between them.
- (printing, US) A word or phrase set a second time by mistake.
- (quantum mechanics) A quantum state of a system with a spin of 1/2, such that there are two allowed values of the spin component, -1/2 and +1/2.
- (past of, dovetail)
verb (drap, es)
- To cover or adorn with drapery or folds of cloth, or as with drapery; as, to drape a bust, a building, etc.
- To rail at; to banter.
- To make cloth.
- To design drapery, arrange its folds, etc., as for hangings, costumes, statues, etc.