Associations to the word «Wand»

Pictures for the word «Wand»


WAND, noun. A stick or staff.
WAND, noun. (by extension) An instrument shaped like a stick or staff such as a curling wand.
WAND, noun. A magic wand.
WAND, noun. A branch or stalk, especially of willow.
WAND, noun. A suit of the minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.
WAND, verb. (transitive) To scan (e.g. a passenger at an airport) with a metal detector.
WAND OF PEACE, noun. (legal) (Scotland) (historical) A wand, or staff, carried by the messenger of a court, which he breaks when deforced (that is, hindered from executing process), as a symbol of the deforcement, and protest for remedy of law.
WAND WORK, noun. Alternative form of wandwork

Dictionary definition

WAND, noun. A rod used by a magician or water diviner.
WAND, noun. A thin supple twig or rod; "stems bearing slender wands of flowers".
WAND, noun. A ceremonial or emblematic staff.
WAND, noun. A thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats