Synonyms for device

Synonyms for (noun) device

Synonyms: twist, gimmick, device

Definition: any clever maneuver

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

Similar words: maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre

Definition: a move made to gain a tactical end


Synonyms: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

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

Similar words: instrumentality, instrumentation

Definition: an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end


Synonyms: device

Definition: an emblematic design (especially in heraldry)

Usage: he was recognized by the device on his shield

Similar words: emblem

Definition: special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.


Synonyms: device

Definition: any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)

Similar words: design, figure, pattern

Definition: a decorative or artistic work

Usage: the coach had a design on the doors


Synonyms: device

Definition: something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

Similar words: expressive style, style

Definition: a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period

Usage: all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper