Synonyms of device in English:


See US English definition of device

See UK English definition of device

See Spanish definition of artefacto


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