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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wond]
    • /wɒnd/
    • /wɒnd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wond]
    • /wɒnd/

Definitions of wand word

  • noun wand a slender stick or rod, especially one used by a magician, conjurer, or diviner. 1
  • noun wand a rod or staff carried as an emblem of one's office or authority. 1
  • noun wand a slender shoot, stem, or branch of a shrub or tree. 1
  • noun wand a small applicator for cosmetics, usually having a brush at the tip: She applied the mascara with a wand. 1
  • noun wand U.S. Archery. a slat 6 feet (183 cm) by 2 inches (5 cm) placed at a distance of 100 yards (91 meters) for men and 60 yards (55 meters) for women, and used as a target. 1
  • noun wand Also called wand reader. an electronic device, in the form of a handheld rod, that can optically read coded data, as on a merchandise label or tag or the page of a book. 1

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Origin of wand

First appearance:

before 1150
One of the 7% oldest English words
1150-1200; Middle English < Old Norse vǫndr; cognate with Gothic wandus

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Wand


wand popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

wand usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wand

noun wand

  • baton — A baton is a short heavy stick which is sometimes used as a weapon by the police.
  • stick — a thrust with a pointed instrument; stab.
  • rod — a male given name, form of Roderick or Rodney.
  • pointer — a person or thing that points.
  • caduceus — a staff entwined with two serpents and bearing a pair of wings at the top, carried by Hermes (Mercury) as messenger of the gods

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