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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
wand
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
magic wand
▪ I wish I could just wave a magic wand and make everything all right.
wave a magic wand
▪ I wish I could just wave a magic wand and make everything all right.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
magic
▪ And we accept that there is no magic wand which can be waved to provide a million jobs overnight.
▪ But in real life, there is no magic wand which turns us into the parents we long to become.
▪ Equally, nobody to whom I have spoken thinks that decommissioning is a magic wand.
▪ The magic wand of his personality became the national ramrod.
▪ Don't wait for life to wave its magic wand and make you joyful.
▪ There are no magic wands or instant solutions.
▪ If that is true, he is waving a magic wand with a sledgehammer on the end.
▪ And now the magic wand of scent had lightly touched, and passed.
■ VERB
wave
▪ Don't wait for life to wave its magic wand and make you joyful.
▪ I ask, if you could wave a magic wand, what would your life look like?
▪ If that is true, he is waving a magic wand with a sledgehammer on the end.
▪ In time, one hopes and trusts that Gilmore will wave his magic wand and refurbish the theater to its former glory.
▪ We wave our own magic wands.
▪ The government has waved the magic wand of legislation over longstanding curriculum problems: overload, differentiation, progression, examination domination.
▪ But London's pattern of hospitals is such a historical muddle that no one can wave a wand and transform everything overnight.
▪ Anyway, I imagined him waving a wand, and the world came into existence.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
wave a magic wand
▪ I ask, if you could wave a magic wand, what would your life look like?
▪ If that is true, he is waving a magic wand with a sledgehammer on the end.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And the long, jewelled box containing the rod, without roses or leaves, that was the wand of his kingship.
▪ And we accept that there is no magic wand which can be waved to provide a million jobs overnight.
▪ Don't wait for life to wave its magic wand and make you joyful.
▪ Each card or wand contains an identification number that is read by an electronic sensor, which charges credit-card accounts.
▪ Elmer squirts Magic all over with a hose and scrapes the water off with a curved wand.
▪ Equally, nobody to whom I have spoken thinks that decommissioning is a magic wand.
▪ She looks up from her work, needle half filled in front of her face like a little wand.
▪ The magic wand of his personality became the national ramrod.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Wand

Wand \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:

    1. A staff of authority.

      Though he had both spurs and wand, they seemed rather marks of sovereignty than instruments of punishment.
      --Sir P. Sidney.

    2. 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
wand

c.1200, from Old Norse vondr "rod, switch" (cognate with Gothic wandus "rod," Middle Swedish vander), from Proto-Germanic *wend- "to turn," see wind (v.)). The notion is of a bending, flexible stick. Compare cognate Old Norse veggr, Old English wag "wall," Old Saxon, Dutch wand, Old High German want, German Wand "wall," originally "wickerwork for making walls," or "wall made of wattle-work" (an insight into early Germanic domestic architecture). Magic wand is attested from c.1400 and shows the etymological sense of "suppleness" already had been lost.

Wiktionary
wand

n. 1 A stick or staff. 2 (context by extension English) An instrument shaped like a stick or staff such as a ''curling wand''. 3 a magic wand. 4 A branch or stalk, especially of willow. 5 A suit of the minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit. vb. (context transitive English) To scan (e.g. a passenger at an airport) with a metal detector.

WordNet
wand
  1. n. a baton used by a magician or water diviner

  2. a ceremonial or emblematic staff [syn: scepter, sceptre, verge]

Wikipedia
WAND

WAND is the NBC- affiliated television station for East- Central Illinois that is licensed to Decatur. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 17 from a transmitter, along I-72, between Oreana and Argenta. Owned by Block Communications, the station has studios on South Side Drive in Decatur.

Wand (disambiguation)

A wand is a thin, straight, hand-held stick of wood, ivory, or metal.

Wand or magic wand may also refer to:

Wand (Wall)

Wand (Wall) is an oil painting by Gerhard Richter executed in 1994. It was in Richter's private collection for over 15 years before he sold it to the Wako Works of Art gallery in Tokyo in 2010. It was sold at Sotheby's, London, on 12 February 2014 for £17,442,500.

Wand (band)

Wand is an American psychedelic rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2013. The band consists of Cory Hanson (vocals, guitar), Lee Landey (bass) and Evan Burrows (drums).

To date, the band has released three studio albums in quick succession, Ganglion Reef (2014), Golem (2015) and 1000 Days (2015).

Usage examples of "wand".

The Deck Officer, now crouched low on the deck, his forward leg bent, his aft leg ruler straight, quickly waved his wand forward in a big arc, the wand finally touching the deck, then coming up to point straight ahead down the deck into the wind.

Enter Magee Mor Matthew, a rugged rough rugheaded kern, in strossers with a buttoned codpiece, his nether stocks bemired with clauber of ten forests, a wand of wilding in his hand.

Ze leunde met over elkaar geslagen armen tegen de wand en keek naar hem met de blik van een arts, hoewel ze met haar gedachten nog was bij wat ze net had gezien.

Toen het van zijne banden bevrijd was, bleef het op den bodem liggen, alle vier ledematen zijwaarts gestrekt, zoodat de buik op den grond rustte, en bewoog zich vervolgens met korte, logge sprongen, zonder zich daarbij op te heffen, naar den naastbijgelegen wand, die uit geschaafde planken bestond.

The caduceus of Hermes, which was given him by Apollo in exchange for the lyre, was a magic wand which exercised influence over the living and the dead, bestowed wealth and prosperity and turned everything it touched into gold.

While his assistant performed the censing, the Master Sorcerer stood immobile over the body, a long wand of glittering crystal in each hand, his arms flung wide to provide the psychic umbrella which would protect the corpse from being affected by the magical ritual that John Quetzal was enacting.

Then Coom took a small wood wand from her pouch and drew a circle in the dirt around the clearing.

All the while, Ozma had been using her wand to turn the Sharks into tiny snails, which Cubby picked up and put into a nearby pond.

By the logical subtleties of her scholastic theologians, by the persuasive eloquence of her popular preachers, by the frantic ravings of her fanatic devotees, by the parading proclamation of her innumerable pretended miracles, by the imposing ceremonies of her dramatic ritual, almost visibly opening heaven and hell to the over awed congregation, by her wonder working use of the relics of martyrs and saints to exorcise demons from the possessed and to heal the sick, and by her anathemas against all who were supposed to be hostile to her formulas, she infused the ideas of her doctrinal system into the intellect, heart, and fancy of the common people, and nourished the collateral horrors, until every wave of her wand convulsed the world.

Menschen abgerungen wurden, bevor die Wand zwischen den Welten fest war.

He shifts his glance to Reisa, who also exercises, but with an iron wand twice the weight of a real blade, to Petra, and to several others who have joined the blade squad that Reisa and Kadara have formed-including Quenta, a former farm youth from Feyn who has begged for their training, and others whose names he has never known.

Wulfgar, extending a wand and blasting the huge barbarian square in the chest with a glob of sticky goo that knocked him back against the Cutlass and held him there.

Adroitly snatching his wand out of his hand, I lifted his Columbine on my shoulders, and pursued him, striking him with the wand, to the great delight and mirth of the company.

Mama Huaco, who was very strong and dexterous, took two wands of gold and hurled them towards the north.

A couple of Kalds moved in and touched them apart, very delicately, with the wands.