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wand

[ wond ]
/ wɒnd /
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noun

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.

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Origin of wand

First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English, from Old Norse vǫndr; cognate with Gothic wandus

OTHER WORDS FROM wand

wandlike, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for wand

wand
/ (wɒnd) /

noun

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

Derived forms of wand

wandlike, adjective

Word Origin for wand

C12: from Old Norse vōndr; related to Gothic wandus and English wend
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