- (n): any clever (deceptive) maneuver; "he would stoop to any device to win a point"
- (n): an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
- (n): an emblematic design (especially in heraldry); "he was recognized by the device on his shield"
- (n): any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
- (n): something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect