Definition of wand in English:
- One way to teach the horse how to back up is to use a whip handle (or you can call it a stick or a wand if you like those terms better) to show the horse which foot you want him to move.
- I would hold a wand, made of the silver stick, silver star, and ribbons and on my feet the pink ballet shoes.
- During a routine security check at the airport in Kuujjuaraapik, a man became agitated when the wand that is used to check for metal began to beep loudly when security agents waved it near him.
- My neighbor tells me it's the magic of the wand combined with my psychic aura.
- Like a magician waving his magic wand, McGrath took on the guise of Merlin as he wove his magic, enrapturing his team-mates, opponents and adoring masses.
- It is like a magic trick, those wands which turn into bouquets.
- It comes in a wand like a mascara brush, which you sweep over your brows to give colour to the hairs rather than the skin.
- Mascara wand in hand, I brushed my lashes with black.
- When applying mascara, drag the wand outwards to the outer upper corner to open up eyes further.
- He swipes a bar-code wand across the waybill, a document that shows the contents and destination of the shipment.
- The person behind the counter, when I was buying the socks, tried to read the barcode with the ‘wand’, and when it couldn't read it, she hit the wand on the counter.
- Phillips' video montage bombards and caresses the objects with everything from sinuous watery imagery to bouncing polka dots and laser wands that cartwheel and flip with Morse-code rapidity.
- The open surgical field of vision is being replaced by images seen through a telescopic wand.
- For this purpose, a small signal-creating source is inserted into the magnetic wand.
- Raise the hook quickly, add power, and taxi forward following the signals of the deckhand's wand light.
- Keyan headed for the left side spot, guided by a tech in black coveralls on the ground, waving two light wands.
- As a result, passengers and crew found orientation difficult, though the provision of snap light wands alleviated this problem to some degree.
A word from Old Norse, and related to wend (Old English) and wind (Old English) ‘to move in a twisting way’—the basic idea seems to be of a supple, flexible stick. Wand did not have any connection with wizards and spells until about 1400, some 200 years after it was first used. Wander (Old English), ‘to move in a leisurely or aimless way’, comes from a similar root.
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