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Today's word: devise
dɪˈvaɪzde·vise

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word devise

Princeton's WordNet

  1. devise(noun)

    a will disposing of real property

  2. devise(verb)

    (law) a gift of real property by will

  3. invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate, forge(verb)

    come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort

    "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"

  4. organize, organise, prepare, devise, get up, machinate(verb)

    arrange by systematic planning and united effort

    "machinate a plot"; "organize a strike"; "devise a plan to take over the director's office"

  5. devise(verb)

    give by will, especially real property

Wiktionary

  1. devise(Noun)

    the act of leaving real property in a will

    Etymology: devisen, devysen, from devisare, frequentative of devidere.

  2. devise(Noun)

    such a will, or a clause in such a will

    Etymology: devisen, devysen, from devisare, frequentative of devidere.

  3. devise(Noun)

    the real property left in such a will

    Etymology: devisen, devysen, from devisare, frequentative of devidere.

  4. devise(Verb)

    To use one's intellect to plan or design (something).

    Etymology: devisen, devysen, from devisare, frequentative of devidere.

  5. devise(Verb)

    To leave (property) in a will.

    Etymology: devisen, devysen, from devisare, frequentative of devidere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Devise(verb)

    to form in the mind by new combinations of ideas, new applications of principles, or new arrangement of parts; to formulate by thought; to contrive; to excogitate; to invent; to plan; to scheme; as, to devise an engine, a new mode of writing, a plan of defense, or an argument

    Etymology: [OF. devise division, deliberation, wish, will, testament. See Device.]

  2. Devise(verb)

    to plan or scheme for; to purpose to obtain

    Etymology: [OF. devise division, deliberation, wish, will, testament. See Device.]

  3. Devise(verb)

    to say; to relate; to describe

    Etymology: [OF. devise division, deliberation, wish, will, testament. See Device.]

  4. Devise(verb)

    to imagine; to guess

    Etymology: [OF. devise division, deliberation, wish, will, testament. See Device.]

  5. Devise(verb)

    to give by will; -- used of real estate; formerly, also, of chattels

    Etymology: [OF. devise division, deliberation, wish, will, testament. See Device.]

  6. Devise(verb)

    to form a scheme; to lay a plan; to contrive; to consider

    Etymology: [OF. devise division, deliberation, wish, will, testament. See Device.]

  7. Devise(noun)

    the act of giving or disposing of real estate by will; -- sometimes improperly applied to a bequest of personal estate

    Etymology: [OF. devise division, deliberation, wish, will, testament. See Device.]

  8. Devise(noun)

    a will or testament, conveying real estate; the clause of a will making a gift of real property

    Etymology: [OF. devise division, deliberation, wish, will, testament. See Device.]

  9. Devise(noun)

    property devised, or given by will

    Etymology: [OF. devise division, deliberation, wish, will, testament. See Device.]

  10. Devise(noun)

    device. See Device

    Etymology: [OF. devise division, deliberation, wish, will, testament. See Device.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Devise

    de-vīz′, v.t. to imagine: to scheme: to contrive: to give by will: to bequeath.—v.i. to consider, scheme.—n. act of bequeathing: a will: property bequeathed by will.—adj. Devis′able.—ns. Devis′al; Devisē[e]′, one to whom real estate is bequeathed; Devis′er, one who contrives; Devis′or, one who bequeaths. [O. Fr. deviser, devise—Low L. divisa, a division of goods, a mark, a device—L. dividĕre, divisum, to divide.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'devise' in Verbs Frequency: #669

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of devise in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of devise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of devise in a Sentence

  1. Frances Perkins and her colleagues:

    The process of recovery is not a simple one, we can not be satisfied merely with makeshift arrangements which will tide us over the present emergencies. We must devise plans that will not merely alleviate the ills of today, but will prevent, as far as it is humanly possible to do so, their recurrence in the future.

  2. Bud Zaouk:

    Unlike the alcohol ignition interlocks which require you to blow into a devise and are used for convicted drunk drivers, DADSS is a driver assist system that would be seamless, take less than half a second, and use infrared light to measure a driver’s blood alcohol content in the breath or through the fingertips, which is far more reliable.

  3. Leonardo DaVinci:

    Human subtelty will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does Nature, because in her inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous.

  4. Sam Greene:

    By delegating the crisis response to lower levels, and not being clear in his own messaging, Putin did leave people to devise their own solutions in ways they felt responded to what Russian President Vladimir Putin probably wanted. That kind of experimentation can be good, but is also meant there were a lot of mistakes made, in some areas, there is endemic corruption and dysfunction. You could have known they were going to drop the ball. Investment wasn't going to get where it needed to get.

  5. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    And be on they guard against the good and the just They would fain curcify those who devise their own virtue -- they hate the lonesome ones.

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Translations for devise

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  • завещавам, измислям, изобретявамBulgarian
  • divisar, copçar, preveureCatalan, Valencian
  • navrhnoutCzech
  • udarbejde, testamentere, finde på, opfinde, udtænkeDanish
  • entwerfen, erdenken, planen, letztwillig vermachen, ausdenken, durch Testament verfügenGerman
  • σχεδιάσειGreek
  • درست کردنPersian
  • suunnitella, junailla, kekata, masinoida, keksiä, testamentataFinnish
  • concevoir, élaborerFrench
  • cumIrish
  • הורישHebrew
  • inventare, escogitare, architettare, congegnareItalian
  • לִהַמצִיאHebrew
  • nectōLatin
  • whakangārahuMāori
  • projetar, idear, inventar, legar, delinear, tramar, deixarPortuguese
  • urziRomanian
  • разработать, разрабатывать, замышлять, замыслить, завещатьRussian
  • odkázať, poručiť, vymyslieť, vyšpekulovať, zanechaťSlovak
  • krijoj, sajojAlbanian
  • hitta på, tänka ut, uppfinnaSwedish
  • tasarlamak, miras bırakmakTurkish
  • Đưa raVietnamese
  • datikönVolapük

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