Origin of wand
Examples from the Web for wand
Without such prodding, the machine's wand simply doesn't have enough torque to move ice cream so formidable.
The Magician faces the viewer, his right hand raised above his head and pointing a wand at Heaven.Inside the Prison Journal of West Memphis Three’s Damien Echols|Damien Echols|December 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Tinkerbell appeared with a wand and fluttered about as the film began to role.Barneys Unveils Disney Themed Christmas Windows: An "Electric Holiday" Campaign|Misty White Sidell|November 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"We wanted to take a picture," a drenched Wand Yu-Hon explained, as if it were the most natural thing in the world.Hurricane Sandy Turns Washington, D.C., Into a Ghost Town|Lauren Ashburn|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
After growing up on screen, Daniel Radcliffe hangs up his Harry Potter wand this weekend.
But still Mopsa walked on blindfold, and the wand pointed at the rock till it touched it, and she said, “Who is stopping me?”Mopsa the Fairy|Jean Ingelow
Then the little lady smiled as she waved her wand over the head of the girl.Fireside Stories for Girls in Their Teens|Margaret White Eggleston
And as this little lady stood, fingering her wand and looking lovingly and laughingly at Cinderella, the girl knew not what to do.Edmund Dulac's Picture-Book for the French Red Cross|Edmund Dulac
He was gravely led up to the dais, where stood the lady of the Manor, by the steward bearing his wand of office.The Golden Dog|William Kirby
Your mere wish shall be as a sorcerer's wand, to bring you the thing of your idlest desire.Folle-Farine|Ouida
British Dictionary definitions for wand
Word Origin for wand
Word Origin and History for wand
c.1200, from Old Norse vondr "rod, switch," (cf. Gothic wandus "rod," Middle Swedish vander), from Proto-Germanic *wend- "to turn," see wind (v.)). The notion is of a bending, flexible stick. Cf. cognate Old Norse veggr, Old English wag "wall," Old Saxon, Dutch wand, Old High German want, German Wand "wall," originally "wickerwork for making walls," or "wall made of wattle-work" (an insight into early Germanic domestic architecture). Magic wand is attested from c.1400 and shows the etymological sense of "suppleness" already had been lost.