Definition of wand
1 : a slender staff carried in a procession : verge
2 : a slender rod used by conjurers and magicians
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 : any of various pipelike devices; especially : the rigid tube between the hose and the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner
5 : a handheld device used to enter information (as from a bar code) into a computer
Examples of wand in a Sentence
The cashier used a wand to scan the bar code.
Recent Examples of wand from the Web
Ronald L. Davis Jr., an attorney representing Power Ultra Lounge owner Herman Lewis, said security must not have followed protocol and that hired security guards are supposed to check everyone who enters the venue by hand and with magnetic wands.
Wand-bearing wizards and witches headed to Hogwarts, there’s a new attraction waiting for you.
Those who attended the garden tour got to see Domanski-Miville’s foxtail lilies in bloom — tall, odd wands of sulfur yellow.
Applying the mascara is slightly messy, mostly because the product’s formula clings heavily to the wand.
The mascara’s wand, which does a decent job of lengthening eyelashes, is messy and packs on way too much product.
The PlayStation Move wands also felt incredibly clumsy to use for motion.
Fans may recognize the area as the location of Jones’ bachelerotte pad and as the entryway to Potter’s wand-and-potion packed Diagon Alley.
This can be done most effectively with a water wand adjusted to spray under the foliage.
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WAND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wand for English Language Learners
: a long, thin stick used by a magician or during magic tricks
: a long, thin electronic device used to gather or enter information
WAND Defined for Kids
Definition of wand for Students
: a slender rod a magic wand
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