Wand Definition

wŏnd
wands
noun
wands
A slender, supple switch or shoot, as of a young tree.
Webster's New World
A rod or staff carried as a symbol of authority; scepter.
Webster's New World
A conductor's baton.
American Heritage
A rod regarded as having magical powers, as one used by a magician or fairy.
Webster's New World
Any of various rod-shaped, usually hand-held devices, attachments, etc.
Webster's New World
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verb
To scan (a person, for example) with an electronic wand.
American Heritage

To scan (e.g. a passenger at an airport) with a metal detector.

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Wand

Noun

Singular:
wand
Plural:
wands

Origin of Wand

  • From Middle English wand, wond, from Old Norse vÇ«ndr (“switch, twig"), from Proto-Germanic *wanduz (“rod"), from Proto-Indo-European *wendÊ°- (“to turn, twist, wind, braid"). Cognate with Icelandic vendi (“wand"), Danish vÃ¥nd (“wand, switch"), German Wand (“septum"), Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌿𐍃 (wandus, “rod").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old Norse vöndr

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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