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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.]
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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
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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]
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wand

Also called a rod or blasting rod, this is a tool used by witches and magicians for conjuring and directing energy.
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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
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wand

noun stick, rod, cane, baton, stake, switch, birch, twig, sprig, withe, withy a magician's wand
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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
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wand

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

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

[wɒnd] n (also magic wand) → bacchetta magica; (of usher) → mazza
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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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As the coffin was lowered, the Queen Mother's Lord Chamberlain, the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, marked the end of his service by breaking his wand of office in two.
A semantic shift from `cudgel' to `weaver's beam, distaff' is paralleled by the Irish cognate lorg `staff, stick; rod or wand of office; club, cudgel; handle or shaft of an implement', also attested as 'distaff' by the phrase be loirge `distaff woman' in a legal text in London, British Library, MS Cotton Nero A.vii.(12) The notion of spinning as a woman's traditional skill thus figures in Irish lorg and the moegdnes lorh of St Boniface's letter alike.
Dressed in top hat and tails and holding his wand of office, he took up his new job .