Devise may refer to:

  • To invent something
  • A disposal of real property in a will, or the property itself which has been disposed of
  • Devise A Free and Open Software (FOS) project providing application user authentication through Warden
  • Devise, Somme

Famous quotes containing the word devise:

    Poetry, and Picture, are Arts of a like nature; and both are busie about imitation. It was excellently said of Plutarch, Poetry was a speaking Picture, and Picture a mute Poesie. For they both invent, faine, and devise many things, and accommodate all they invent to the use, and service of nature. Yet of the two, the Pen is more noble, than the Pencill. For that can speake to the Understanding; the other, but to the Sense.
    Ben Jonson (1573–1637)

    It is only those who know how to feel that “this is not good” who devise improvements.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Until we devise means of discovering workers who are temperamentally irked by monotony it will be well to take for granted that the majority of human beings cannot safely be regimented at work without relief in the form of education and recreation and pleasant surroundings.
    Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?)