HyperDic: device

English > 5 senses of the word device:
NOUNartifactdevicean instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
communicationdevicesomething in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
actdevice, gimmick, twistany clever maneuver
artifactdeviceany ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
artifactdevicean emblematic design (especially in heraldry)
device > pronunciation
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English > device: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose.
  • "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"
  • "a device intended to conserve water"
NarrowerKinetoscopeA device invented by Edison that gave an impression of movement as an endless loop of film moved continuously over a light source with a rapid shutter
acoustic deviceA device for amplifying or transmitting sound
adapter, adaptordevice that enables something to be used in a way different from that for which it was intended or makes different pieces of apparatus compatible
afterburnerA device injects fuel into a hot exhaust for extra thrust
agglomeratorA device that causes material to gather into rounded balls
airfoil, aerofoil, control surface, surfaceA device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air
alarm, warning device, alarm systemA device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
appliance, contraption, contrivance, convenience, gadget, gizmo, gismo, widgetA device or control that is very useful for a particular job
applicator, applierA device for applying a substance
aspergill, aspersoriumA short-handled device with a globe containing a sponge
autopilot, automatic pilot, robot pilotA navigational device that automatically keeps ships or planes or spacecraft on a steady course
bait, decoy, lureSomething used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
billiard markerA device for keeping the score in a game / game of billiards
bird feeder, birdfeeder, feederAn outdoor device that supplies food for wild birds
blowerA device that produces a current of air
bootjackHas V-shaped notch for pulling off boots
breathalyzer, breathalyserA device that measures chemicals (especially the alcohol content) in a person's expired breath
breathing device, breathing apparatus, breathing machine, ventilatorA device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure
bubblerAny of various devices in which air or some other gas is bubbled through a liquid / liquid
buffer, fenderA cushion-like device that reduces shock due to an impact
catapult, launcherA device that launches aircraft from a warship
charger, battery chargerA device for charging or recharging batteries
clip-onA device (as an earring, sunglasses, microphone etc.) that is attached by clips
combA flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge
comforter, pacifier, baby's dummy, teething ringdevice used for an infant to suck or bite on
conductorA device designed to transmit electricity, heat / heat, etc.
contraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control deviceAn agent or device intended to prevent conception
converter, convertorA device for changing one substance or form or state into another
corerA device for removing the core from apples
corrective, restorativeA device for treating injury or disease
crusherA device that crushes / crushes something
cryptographA device for deciphering codes and ciphers
cutoffA device that terminates the flow in a pipe
dampener, moistenerA device that dampens or moistens something
damper, mufflerA device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
deflectorA device intended to turn aside the flow of something (water or air or smoke / smoke etc)
dental applianceA device to repair teeth or replace missing teeth
depressorA device used by physician to press a part down or aside / aside
detector, sensor, sensing elementAny device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
diestockA device that holds the dies that cut external threads on metal cylinders
drive(computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
drop forge, drop hammer, drop pressdevice for making large forgings
elastic deviceAny flexible device that will return to its original shape when stretched
electrical deviceA device that produces or is powered by electricity
electronic deviceA device that accomplishes its purpose electronically
energizer, energiserA device that supplies electrical energy
exercise deviceA device designed to provide exercise for the user
explosive devicedevice that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy
fanA device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
filterdevice that removes something from whatever passes through it
fire extinguisher, extinguisher, asphyxiatorA manually operated device for extinguishing small fires / fires
flareA device that produces a bright light for warning or illumination or identification
fumigatorA device that generates a gas for the purpose of disinfecting or eradicating pests
gas fixtureA device to convey illuminating gas from the pipe to the gas burner
grooverA device that makes grooves by cutting or punching
guard, safety, safety deviceA device designed to prevent injury or accidents
heat exchangerdevice that transfers heat from one liquid / liquid to another without allowing them to mix
heater, warmerdevice that heats / heats water or supplies warmth to a room
holding deviceA device for holding / holding something
hornA device having the shape of a horn
hydrofoil, foilA device consisting of a flat or curved piece (as a metal plate) so that its surface reacts to the water it is passing through
imprintA device produced by pressure on a surface
indicatorA device for showing the operating condition of some system
instrumentA device that requires skill for proper use
interlock, ignition interlockA device that prevents an automotive engine from starting
interrupterA device for automatically interrupting an electric current
jigA device that holds a piece of machine work and guides the tools operating on it
keymetal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
keyboarddevice consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like
knocker, doorknocker, rapperA device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door
liftA device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg
lifting deviceA device for lifting heavy loads
lighter, light, igniter, ignitorA device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
machineAny mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
magnet(physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field
mechanismdevice consisting of a piece of machinery
memory device, storage deviceA device that preserves information for retrieval
musical instrument, instrumentAny of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
nest eggdevice consisting of an artificial egg left in a nest to induce hens to lay their eggs in it
noisemakerA device (such as a clapper or bell or horn) used to make a loud noise at a celebration
optical deviceA device for producing or controlling light
overrideA manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device
paper feedA device for inserting sheets of paper into a printer or typewriter
peelerA device for peeling vegetables or fruits
pick, plectrum, plectronA small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
power takeoff, PTOA device that transfers power from an engine (as in a tractor or other motor vehicle) to another piece of equipment (as to a pump or jackhammer)
prod, goadA pointed instrument that is used to prod / prod into a state of motion
prompter, autocueA device that displays words for people to read
pullA device used for pulling something
reflectordevice that reflects radiation
release, buttonA device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism
remote control, remoteA device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance
resetdevice for resetting instruments or controls
restraint, constraintA device that retards something's motion / motion
router(computer science) a device that forwards data packets between computer networks
runnerdevice consisting of the parts on which something can slide along
scratcherA device used for scratching
shoehornA device used for easing the foot into a shoe
shoetreeA wooden or metal device that is inserted / inserted into a shoe to preserve its shape when it is not being worn
shooting stickdevice that resembles a spiked walking stick but the top opens into a seat
shredderA device that shreds documents (usually in order to prevent the wrong people from reading them)
signaling deviceA device used to send signals
slide chartA hand-held device, usually of paper, cardboard, or plastic, for conducting simple calculations or looking up information
snowshoeA device to help you walk on deep snow
sounderA device for making soundings
source of illuminationAny device serving as a source of visible electromagnetic radiation
stabilizer, stabiliserA device for making something stable
stemmerA device for removing stems from fruit (as from grapes or apples)
straightenerA device for straightening
strengthener, reinforcementA device designed to provide additional strength
stylusA sharp pointed device attached to the cartridge of a record player
suction cupA cup-shaped device (made of rubber, glass, or plastic) that produces a partial vacuum
supportAny device that bears the weight of another thing
sweatboxA device that causes tobacco leaves or fruit or hides to sweat
synchroflashA device used in photography to synchronize the peak of a flash with the opening of the camera shutter
take-upAny of various devices for reducing slack (as in a sewing machine) or taking up motion (as in a loom)
teaserA device for teasing wool
throwing stick, throwing board, spear thrower, dart throwerA device resembling a sling that is used in various primitive societies to propel a dart or spear
tilterA device for emptying a cask by tilting it without disturbing the dregs
tongs, pair of tongsAny of various devices for taking hold of objects
toyA device regarded as providing amusement
trapA device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
triggerA device that activates or releases or causes something to happen
valvedevice in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone
vaporizer, vaporiserA device that puts out a substance in the form of a vapor (especially for medicinal inhalation)
ventilatorA device (such as a fan) that introduces fresh air or expels foul air
washboarddevice consisting of a corrugated surface to scrub clothes on
water coolerA device for cooling and dispensing drinking water
Broaderinstrumentality, instrumentationAn artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
Spanishaparato, dispositivo, mecanismo
Catalanaparell, dispositiu, mecanisme
English > device: 5 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningSomething in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect.
NarrowerconceitAn artistic device or effect
rhetorical deviceA use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
Broaderexpressive style, styleA way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
English > device: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAny clever maneuver.
Example"he would stoop to any device to win a point"
Synonymsgimmick, twist
NarrowermnemonicA device (such as a rhyme or acronym) used to aid recall
trick, fast oneA cunning or deceitful action or device
Broadermaneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvreA move made to gain a tactical end
Spanishardid, artilugio, artimaña, estratagema, truco
English > device: 5 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningAny ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery).
Narrowerseal, stampA device incised to make an impression
Broaderdesign, pattern, figureA decorative or artistic work
English > device: 5 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningAn emblematic design (especially in heraldry).
Example"he was recognized by the device on his shield"
CategoryheraldryThe study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
NarrowerunionA device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)
Broaderemblemspecial design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.

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