To form in the mind by new combinations of ideas, new applications of principles, or new arrangement of parts; to formulate by thought; to contrive; to excogitate; to invent; to plan; to scheme; as, to devise an engine, a new mode of writing, a plan of defense, or an argument.
To plan or scheme for; to purpose to obtain.
To say; to relate; to describe.
To imagine; to guess.
To give by will; -- used of real estate; formerly, also, of chattels.
To form a scheme; to lay a plan; to contrive; to consider.
The act of giving or disposing of real estate by will; -- sometimes improperly applied to a bequest of personal estate.
A will or testament, conveying real estate; the clause of a will making a gift of real property.