a slender stick or rod, especially one used by a magician, conjurer, or diviner.
a rod or staff carried as an emblem of one's office or authority.
a slender shoot, stem, or branch of a shrub or tree.
a small applicator for cosmetics, usually having a brush at the tip: She applied the mascara with a wand.
U.S. Archery. a slat 6 feet (183 centimeters) by 2 inches (5 centimeters) placed at a distance of 100 yards (91 meters) for men and 60 yards (55 meters) for women, and used as a target.
Also called wand reader. an electronic device, in the form of a handheld rod, that can optically read coded data, as on a merchandise label or tag or the page of a book.
- wandlike, adjective
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How to use wand in a sentence
It’s worth noting that it doesn’t convert to a handheld, and has no hand wand or extra tools.Best cordless vacuum: Suck up debris without getting yourself tangled | Charlotte Marcus | January 19, 2021 | Popular-Science
“If I had a magic wand, I’d love for the employees at GitHub to be able to have a union and represent people from marginalized communities,” he said.Fired GitHub employee who warned coworkers about Nazis is seeking legal counsel | Megan Rose Dickey | January 15, 2021 | TechCrunch
We know that there’s no magic wand that will undo all that happened in 2020, but with belief and love, we know that there’s nothing that we can’t accomplish in 2021.See How Your Favorite Stars Are Bringing In The New Year! | Brooklyn White | January 1, 2021 | Essence.com
They’re not a magic wand for ad optimization and still require human optimization.RSAs vs ETAs, how, when, and why PPC experts use them | Frederick Vallaeys | December 14, 2020 | Search Engine Land
The wand then uses onboard smarts to determine the size, shape, and intensity of each spot in comparison to its surroundings.
Nearly 90 years later, a group of magicians still honors their idol with a “Broken wand” ceremony at his gravesite each year.
Without such prodding, the machine's wand simply doesn't have enough torque to move ice cream so formidable.
Well, I am sure Hillary understands better than anyone that there is no magic wand.Hillary Clinton Supporters Are Divided Over Her Potential 2016 Run | David Freedlander | June 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There are a lot of people who want to wave a magic wand and make all that stuff go away,” said “Still4Hill.Hillary Clinton Supporters Are Divided Over Her Potential 2016 Run | David Freedlander | June 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A French wizard discovers his newfound sexuality vis-à-vis a magic wand that happens to be attached to him.‘Henri Potter and Le Sorcerer’s Bone’ and More Kids Books France Hates | Bill Schulz | March 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He made me think of an old time magician more than anything, and I felt that with a touch of his wand he could transform us all.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
The good saint appeared before him, and, striking the crocodile with his wand, changed it instantly into a rock.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
As if a magician's wand had touched him, the garland of roses transformed him into a vision of Oriental beauty.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Hamza took down the panniers after laying his wand of sugar-cane upon the burning ground.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
Many of them towered a hundred feet with scarcely a limb to mar the wand-like symmetry of the six-foot boles.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
British Dictionary definitions for wand
a slender supple stick or twig
a thin rod carried as a symbol of authority
a rod used by a magician, water diviner, etc
informal a conductor's baton
archery a marker used to show the distance at which the archer stands from the target
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
- wandlike, adjective
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