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Meaning of WAND

Pronunciation:  wând

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a baton used by a magician or water diviner
  2. [n]  a ceremonial or emblematic staff
 

WAND is a 4 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: scepter, sceptre, verge
 
 See Also: baton, bauble, staff

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wand\, n. [Of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. v["o]ndr, akin to
Dan. vaand, Goth. wandus; perhaps originally, a pliant twig,
and akin to E. wind to turn.]
1. A small stick; a rod; a verge.

         With good smart blows of a wand on his back.
                                               --Locke.

2. Specifically:
   (a) A staff of authority.

             Though he had both spurs and wand, they seemed
             rather marks of sovereignty than instruments of
             punishment.                       --Sir P.
                                               Sidney.
   (b) A rod used by conjurers, diviners, magicians, etc.

             Picus bore a buckler in his hand; His other
             waved a long divining wand.       --Dryden.

{Wand of peace} (Scots Law), 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. --Burrill.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing a wand in your dream, symbolizes the power of love. It also represents your will and good heartedness.
 

 

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