wand (plural wands)
- A hand-held narrow rod, usually used for pointing or instructing, or as a traditional emblem of authority.
- (by extension) An instrument shaped like a wand, such as a curling wand.
- A magic wand.
- A stick, branch, or stalk, especially of willow.
- c. 1596–1598, William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene iii]:
- The skillful shepherd peeled me certain wands.
- A card of a particular suit of the minor arcana in tarot, the wands.
wand (wands, present participle wanding; past and past participle wanded)