noun \ˈwänd\

: 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

:  a slender staff carried in a procession :  verge
:  a slender rod used by conjurers and magicians
:  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
:  any of various pipelike devices; especially :  the rigid tube between the hose and the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner
:  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


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