Synonyms of device in English:


See definition of device


1‘a device for measuring rapid pressure fluctuations’


implement, gadget, utensil, tool, appliance, piece of equipment, apparatus, piece of apparatus, piece of hardware, instrument, machine, mechanism, contrivance, contraption, invention, convenience, amenity, aid

informal gizmo, widget, mod con

2‘he found an ingenious legal device to avoid facing prosecution’


ploy, plan, cunning plan, tactic, move, means, stratagem, scheme, plot, trick, ruse, gambit, manoeuvre, machination, intrigue, contrivance, expedient, dodge, artifice, subterfuge, game, wile

British informal wheeze

archaic shift

3‘their shields bear the device of the Blazing Sun’


emblem, symbol, logo, badge, stamp, trademark, crest, insignia, coat of arms, escutcheon, seal, mark, figure, design, rune, logotype, logogram, monogram, hallmark, tag, motto, token, motif, colophon, ideogram