an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
an emblematic design (especially in heraldry)
any ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
That which is devised, or formed by design; a contrivance; an invention; a project; a scheme; often, a scheme to deceive; a stratagem; an artifice.
Power of devising; invention; contrivance.
An emblematic design, generally consisting of one or more figures with a motto, used apart from heraldic bearings to denote the historical situation, the ambition, or the desire of the person adopting it. see cognizance.