[syn: baton, wand]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
(a) A staff of authority.
Though he had both spurs and wand, they seemed
rather marks of sovereignty than instruments of
punishment. --Sir P.
(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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a rod used by a magician or water diviner
2: a thin supple twig or rod; "stems bearing slender wands of
3: a ceremonial or emblematic staff [syn: scepter, sceptre,
4: a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra
or choir [syn: baton, wand]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
87 Moby Thesaurus words for "wand":
Tarnkappe, armory, badge, badge of office, badges, baton, blazonry,
brassard, button, caduceus, cap and gown, cap of darkness, chain,
chain of office, class ring, cockade, collar, crook, crosier,
cross, cross-staff, decoration, divining rod, doodlebug, dowser,
dowsing, dowsing rod, dress, eagle, emblems, ensigns, fasces,
fern seed, figurehead, fleur-de-lis, gavel, hammer and sickle,
heraldry, insignia, lapel pin, livery, mace, magic belt,
magic carpet, magic ring, magic spectacles, magic wand, mantle,
markings, medal, merrythought, mortarboard, old school tie, pin,
portfolio, regalia, ring, rod, rod of office, rose, scepter,
school ring, seven-league boots, shamrock, sigillography,
skull and crossbones, sphragistics, staff, swastika, tartan,
thistle, tie, truncheon, uniform, verge, wand of office,
water witch, water witching, wish-bringer, wish-giver, wishbone,
wishing bone, wishing cap, wishing stone, wishing well, witching,
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