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Definition of "wand" []

  • A thin supple rod, twig, or stick. (noun)
  • A slender rod carried as a symbol of office in a procession; a scepter. (noun)
  • Music A conductor's baton. (noun)
  • A stick or baton used by a magician, conjurer, or diviner. (noun)
  • A pipelike attachment that lengthens the handle of a device or tool: a vacuum cleaner that has two extension wands. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "wand" in a sentence
  • "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."