(De*vise"), v. i. To form a scheme; to lay a plan; to contrive; to consider.
I thought, devised, and Pallas heard my prayer.Pope.
Devise was formerly followed by of; as, let us devise of ease. Spenser.
(De*vise") n. [OF. devise division, deliberation, wish, will, testament. See Device.]
1. The act of giving or disposing of real estate by will; sometimes improperly applied to a bequest of
2. A will or testament, conveying real estate; the clause of a will making a gift of real property.
Fines upon devises were still exacted.Bancroft.
3. Property devised, or given by will.
(De*vise") n. Device. See Device. [Obs.]
(Dev`i*see") n. (Law) One to whom a devise is made, or real estate given by will.
(De*vis"er) n. One who devises.
(De*vis"or) n. (Law) One who devises, or gives real estate by will; a testator; correlative to
(Dev"i*ta*ble) a. [L. devitare to avoid; de + vitare to shun, avoid.] Avoidable. [Obs.]
(De*vi"tal*ize) v. t. To deprive of life or vitality. De*vi`tal*i*za"tion n.
(Dev`i*ta"tion) n. [L. devitatio.] An avoiding or escaping; also, a warning. [Obs.] Bailey.
(De*vit`ri*fi*ca"tion) n. The act or process of devitrifying, or the state of being devitrified.
Specifically, the conversion of molten glassy matter into a stony mass by slow cooling, the result being
the formation of crystallites, microbites, etc., in the glassy base, which are then called devitrification
(De*vit"ri*fy) v. t. To deprive of glasslike character; to take away vitreous luster and transparency
(De*vo"cal*ize) v. t. To make toneless; to deprive of vowel quality. De*vo`cal*i*za"tion,
If we take a high vowel, such as (i) [= nearly i of bit], and devocalize it, we obtain a hiss which is quite
distinct enough to stand for a weakH. Sweet.
(Dev`o*ca"tion) n. [L. devocare to call off or away; de + vocare to call.] A calling off or
away. [R.] Hallywell.
(De*void") v. t. [OE. devoiden to leave, OF. desvuidier, desvoidier, to empty out. See Void.]
To empty out; to remove.
(De*void"), a. [See Devoid, v. t.]
1. Void; empty; vacant. [Obs.] Spenser.
2. Destitute; not in possession; with of; as, devoid of sense; devoid of pity or of pride.