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wand

 (wŏnd)
n.
1. A thin supple rod, twig, or stick.
2. A slender rod carried as a symbol of office in a procession; a scepter.
3. Music A conductor's baton.
4.
a. A stick or baton used by a magician, conjurer, or diviner.
b. A stick or baton associated with the supernatural as a source of power.
5. A pipelike attachment that lengthens the handle of a device or tool: a vacuum cleaner that has two extension wands.
6. A handheld electronic device, often shaped like a rod, that is used for security purposes to detect metal.
7. Sports A narrow slat used as an archery target.
tr.v. wand·ed, wand·ing, wands
To scan (a person, for example) with an electronic wand.

[Middle English, from Old Norse vöndr.]

wand

(wɒnd)
n
1. a slender supple stick or twig
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a thin rod carried as a symbol of authority
3. (Alternative Belief Systems) a rod used by a magician, water diviner, etc
4. (Music, other) informal a conductor's baton
5. (Archery) archery a marker used to show the distance at which the archer stands from the target
6. (Computer Science) a hand-held electronic device, such as a light pen or bar-code reader, which is pointed at or passed over an item to read the data stored there
[C12: from Old Norse vōndr; related to Gothic wandus and English wend]
ˈwandˌlike adj

wand

(wɒnd)

n.
1. a slender stick or rod, esp. one used by a magician or conjurer.
2. a rod or staff carried as an emblem of one's office or authority.
3. a slender shoot, stem, or branch of a shrub or tree.
4. a small applicator for cosmetics, usu. having a brush at the tip.
5. an archer's target consisting of a slat 6 ft. (183 cm) by 2 in. (5 cm) placed at a distance of 100 yd. (91 m) for men and 60 yd. (55 m) for women.
6. an electronic device, in the form of a hand-held rod, that can optically read coded or printed data, as on a merchandise label or in a document.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Old Norse vǫndr, c. Gothic wandus]

wand

Also called a rod or blasting rod, this is a tool used by witches and magicians for conjuring and directing energy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wand - a rod used by a magician or water divinerwand - a rod used by a magician or water diviner
rod - a long thin implement made of metal or wood
2.wand - a thin supple twig or rod; "stems bearing slender wands of flowers"
branchlet, sprig, twig - a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
3.wand - a ceremonial or emblematic staffwand - a ceremonial or emblematic staff  
staff - a rod carried as a symbol
bauble - a mock scepter carried by a court jester
4.wand - a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choirwand - a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir
rod - a long thin implement made of metal or wood

wand

noun stick, rod, cane, baton, stake, switch, birch, twig, sprig, withe, withy a magician's wand
Translations
عَصا، قَضيب، صَوْلَجان
tryllestav
sauva
varázspálcavonalkódolvasó
sproti
nūjiņa
kúzelná palička

wand

[wɒnd] N (= magic wand) → varita f mágica; [of office] → bastón m de mando
see also wave B1

wand

[ˈwɒnd] n (also magic wand) → baguette f magique

wand

n (= magic wand)Zauberstab m; (of office)Amtsstab m; (Comput, for bar codes) → Lesestift m

wand

[wɒnd] n (also magic wand) → bacchetta magica; (of usher) → mazza

wand

(wond) noun
a long slender rod eg used as the symbol of magic power by conjurors, fairies etc. In the story, the fairy waved her magic wand and the frog became a prince.
References in classic literature ?
As if a magician's wand had touched him, the garland of roses transformed him into a vision of Oriental beauty.
His gifts were emphatically those of a man of business; prompt, acute, clear-minded; with an eye that saw through all perplexities, and a faculty of arrangement that made them vanish as by the waving of an enchanter's wand.
His body was reaching eagerly forward, his hand stretched out like a wand, and at brief sudden intervals he continued his cries.
When in the end Tamoszius Kuszleika has reached her side, and is waving his magic wand above her, Ona's cheeks are scarlet, and she looks as if she would have to get up and run away.
How, as by an enchanted wand, have its scenes been changed, since Chateaubriand wrote his prose-poetic description of it,[1] as a river of mighty, unbroken solitudes, rolling amid undreamed wonders of vegetable and animal existence.
He went in again, and put his right hand on the latch of the door to close it--but he did not close it: he was arrested, as he had been already since his loss, by the invisible wand of catalepsy, and stood like a graven image, with wide but sightless eyes, holding open his door, powerless to resist either the good or the evil that might enter there.
No man might sleep safe, for none knew but that on the morrow he would be touched by the wand of an Isanusi, as we name a finder of witches, and led away to his death.
He knit his brows, and fixed his eyes for an instant on the ground; as he raised them, the folding doors at the bottom of the hall were cast wide, and, preceded by the major-domo with his wand, and four domestics bearing blazing torches, the guests of the evening entered the apartment.
She was dressed in an Egyptian dress of flowered satin, and she wore earrings, and a necklace of white pearls, and bracelets of gold set with rubies, and she held a wand of myrtle in her hand.
She promptly shut it up in a cage, and, touching the Prince with her wand, transformed him into an exactly similar parrot; after which, she instructed him how to reach the Princess.
When they came to it Master Pedro ensconced himself inside it, for it was he who had to work the puppets, and a boy, a servant of his, posted himself outside to act as showman and explain the mysteries of the exhibition, having a wand in his hand to point to the figures as they came out.
Whereupon the beggar drew his bow with seeming carelessness and split the wand with his shaft.