Part of speech: noun

A contrivance; design; plan; scheme; heraldioemblem or motto.

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Usage examples "device":

  1. " He is full of device," he said, heartily, " and r- ready, always, to think and to do." - "A Tar-Heel Baron", Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton.
  2. I know that device upon your hand. - "Hereward, The Last of the English", Charles Kingsley.
  3. " My lord," said the officer at the gate, " one Master Adam Warner hath just, by permission, been conducted to the Lord Henry's presence, and the beast beareth some strange and grim- looking device for my lord's diversion." - "The Last Of The Barons, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.