來自中古英語 devys,來自古法語 devis,來自拉丁語 dīvīsusdīvidō (分發)的過去分詞。


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  • IPA(幫助)/dəˈvaɪs/
  • 韻部:-aɪs


device (複數 devices)

  1. 裝置設備
    • 1949. Geneva Convention on Road Traffic Chapter VI. Provisions Applicable to Cycles in International Traffic
      Every cycle shall be equipped with: [...] (b) an audible warning device consisting of a bell [...]
    • 2013年6月1日,“A better waterworks”,出自 The Economist[1],卷號407,期號8838, 頁號5 (Technology Quarterly):
      An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic the way real kidneys cleanse blood and eject impurities and surplus water as urine.
  2. (computer hardware) 外部設備
  3. 手段詭計陰謀
    • 1611The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version),London: [] Robert Barker, [], OCLC 964384981, Jeremiah 51:11:
      His device is against Babylon, to destroy it.
    • 1611The Holy Bible, [] (King James Version),London: [] Robert Barker, [], OCLC 964384981, Job 5:12:
      He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
    • 1827 Hallam, Henry, The English Constitution, Harper
      Their recent device of demanding benevolences.
    • 2012年3月1日,Brian Hayes,“Pixels or Perish”,出自 American Scientist[2],卷號100,期號2, 頁號106:
      Drawings and pictures are more than mere ornaments in scientific discourse. Blackboard sketches, geological maps, diagrams of molecular structure, astronomical photographs, MRI images, the many varieties of statistical charts and graphs: These pictorial devices are indispensable tools for presenting evidence, for explaining a theory, for telling a story.
  4. (愛爾蘭) 簡易爆炸裝置自製炸彈
  5. (修辭學) 修辭手法
  6. (紋章學) 用於將持有者與其他人區分開來的格言徽記或其他標誌。與 badgecognizance 不同,主要是因為它是用來區別個人,而不是可以流傳給同一家族中的其他人。
  7. (古舊) 設計發明構思
    • 1824. Landor, Walter Savage "King Henry IV and Sir Arnold Savage" from Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen, page 44
      Moreover I must have instruments of mine own device, weighty, and exceeding costly
    • 1976. The Eagles, "Hotel California"
      And she said,
      "We are all prisoners here,
      Of our own device"
  8. (法律) 全部或部分作為商標服務標誌使用的圖像
  9. (印刷) 表示官方專有權力來源的圖像或標誌
    • 1943 United States Post Office Department. A Description of United States Postage Stamps / Issued by the Post Office Department from July 1, 1847, to April 1, 1945 [sic], USGPO, Washington, p1:
      Prior to the issuance of the first stamps, letters accepted by postmasters for dispatch were marked "Paid" by means of pen and ink or hand stamps of various designs. [...] To facilitate the handling of mail matter, some postmasters provided special stamps or devices for use on letters as evidence of the prepayment of postage.
  10. (棄用) 奇觀表演
    • c. 1634James Shirley (falsely attributed to John Fletcher), The Coronation:
      It will be out of faſhion to weare ſwords, / Maſques, and devices welcome, I ſalute you []
  11. (棄用) 意見決定







  1. devica 的屈折变化形式:
    1. 屬格單數
    2. 主格/賓格複數