a stick or rod thought to have magic properties, held by a magician, fairy, or conjuror and used in casting spells or performing tricks:the fairy godmother waves her magic wand and grants the heroine’s wishes
a staff or rod held as a symbol of office.
informal a conductor’s baton.
a handheld electronic device that can be passed over a bar code to read the encoded data.
a handheld metal detector, used as a security device.
a device emitting a laser beam, used especially to create a pointer on a projected image or text.
a small stick with a brush at one end used for the application of mascara.
Archery a target 6 feet (1.83 meters) high and 2 inches (5.8 cm) wide, set at 100 yards (91.44 meters) for men and 60 yards (54.86 meters) for women.
(wands) one of the suits in some tarot packs, corresponding to batons in others.
Middle English: from Old Norse vǫndr, probably of Germanic origin and related to wend and wind2