American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A thin supple rod, twig, or stick.
- n. A slender rod carried as a symbol of office in a procession; a scepter.
- n. Music A conductor's baton.
- n. A stick or baton used by a magician, conjurer, or diviner.
- n. A pipelike attachment that lengthens the handle of a device or tool: a vacuum cleaner that has two extension wands.
- n. A hand-held electronic device, often shaped like a rod, that is used for security purposes to detect metal.
- n. Sports A six-foot by two-foot slat used as an archery target.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A slender stick; a rod.
- n. A twig; a bough.
- n. A rod, or staff having some special use or character. Specifically A staff of authority.
- n. A rod used by conjurers or diviners.
- n. A small baton which forms part of the insignia of the messenger of a court of justice in Scotland, and which he must exhibit before executing a caption: called more fully wand of peace.
- n. The baton used by a musical con ductor.
- n. A stick or staff.
- n. by extension An instrument shaped like a stick or staff such as a curling wand.
- n. a magic wand.
- n. A branch or stalk, especially of willow.
- n. A suit of the minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.
- v. transitive To scan (e.g. a passenger at an airport) with a metal detector.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small stick; a rod; a verge.
- n. A staff of authority.
- n. A rod used by conjurers, diviners, magicians, etc.
- n. a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir
- n. a ceremonial or emblematic staff
- n. a thin supple twig or rod
- n. a rod used by a magician or water diviner
- From Old Norse vǫndr ("switch, twig"). Compare Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌿𐍃 (wandus, "rod"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old Norse vöndr. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The manufacturer says the wand is powered by static electricity generated when its user marches in place while holding the instrument straight ahead.”
“His wand is rocking a light charm in the pic ... "brighten your morning" ... see where I'm going with this?”
“Letters after a name do not modify character, they are there to confuse the letterless ones, just like a magicians wand is used, to get the hoi polloi [gnu] looking the other way while getting sheered.”
“Something tells me that if Bowman hooked one of these bad boys there's nothing a wimpy little fairy wand is gonna do.”
“So, I'm guessing the lavander wand is now safely tucked in the gentleman's sock drawer?”
“I was merely pointing out that the visual of the design fairy with her magical wand is about as ridiculous as the blind watchmaker in a puddle of goo.”
“Khudáwand is still used in popular as in classical Persian, and is universally understood in Hindostan.”
“The wand is held vertically, a tool for the unification of heaven and earth.”
“The wand is shorter than a typical one but the sponge applicator is about the same size.”
“OMG sony motion wand is sso innovative!!! it's basically the same shit as wii motion plus but more expensive had to switch it off, dumb ho”
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