noun. ['dɪˈvaɪsəz, dɪˈvaɪsɪz'] an inclination or desire; used in the plural in the phrase `left to your own devices'.
Words that Rhyme with Devices
Example sentences of the word devices
1. Noun, plural
These devices sometimes work but may be effective only in the short term.
Quotes containing the word devices
1. When we go to see comedians or funny movies, they don't address the wall behind them; they face us. This is why a game's first job is to entertain through gameplay and secondarily through humor, drama, or other traditional entertainment devices. The humor has to be a gentleman. I mean, it needs to be squeezed in around the game.
- Doug TenNapel
2. Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
- Jean Arp
3. Every man lives in two realms: the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, mechanisms, and instrumentalities by means of which we live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.