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DEVISE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does devise mean? 

DEVISE (noun)
  The noun DEVISE has 2 senses:

1. a will disposing of real property
2. (law) a gift of real property by will

  Familiarity information: DEVISE used as a noun is rare.


DEVISE (verb)
  The verb DEVISE has 3 senses:

1. come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
2. arrange by systematic planning and united effort
3. give by will, especially real property

  Familiarity information: DEVISE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEVISE (noun)


Sense 1devise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A will disposing of real property

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("devise" is a kind of...):

testament; will (a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die)


Sense 2devise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) a gift of real property by will

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("devise" is a kind of...):

heritage; inheritance (that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner)

gift (something acquired without compensation)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


DEVISE (verb)


Sense 1devise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

invent; excogitate; devise; formulate; contrive; forge

Context example:

excogitate a way to measure the speed of light

Hypernyms (to "devise" is one way to...):

create by mental act; create mentally (create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Did he devise his major works over a short period of time?


Sense 2devise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Arrange by systematic planning and united effort

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

machinate; devise; prepare; organise; organize; get up

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "devise" is one way to...):

initiate; pioneer (take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "devise"):

mount; put on (prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance)

lay (prepare or position for action or operation)

set up (begin, or enable someone else to begin, a venture by providing the means, logistics, etc.)

sandwich (make into a sandwich)

spatchcock (prepare for eating if or as if a spatchcock)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3devise [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give by will, especially real property

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "devise" is one way to...):

bequeath; leave; will (leave or give by will after one's death)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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