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wand

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noun \ˈwänd\

Simple Definition of wand

  • : a long, thin stick used by a magician or during magic tricks

  • : a long, thin electronic device used to gather or enter information

Full Definition of wand

  1. 1 :  a slender staff carried in a procession :  verge

  2. 2 :  a slender rod used by conjurers and magicians

  3. 3 :  a slat six feet by two inches used as a target in archery; also :  a narrow strip of paper pasted vertically on a target face

  4. 4 :  any of various pipelike devices; especially :  the rigid tube between the hose and the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner

  5. 5 :  a handheld device used to enter information (as from a bar code) into a computer

Examples of wand

  1. The cashier used a wand to scan the bar code.



Origin of wand

Middle English, slender stick, from Old Norse vǫndr; probably akin to Old English windan to wind, twist — more at wind


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with wand



WAND Defined for Kids

wand

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noun \ˈwänd\

Definition of wand

  1. :  a slender rod <a magic wand>




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