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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.
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