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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Magic, Tools
wandwand1 /wɒnd $ wɑːnd/ noun [countable]  1 magician.jpg ROMa thin stick that you hold in your hand to do magic trickswave a (magic) wand (=move a wand about to make something magical happen) I can’t just wave a magic wand and make it all better.2 TZa tool that looks like a thin stick a mascara wand
Examples from the Corpus
wandElmer squirts Magic all over with a hose and scrapes the water off with a curved wand.She looks up from her work, needle half filled in front of her face like a little wand.Equally, nobody to whom I have spoken thinks that decommissioning is a magic wand.Don't wait for life to wave its magic wand and make you joyful.And we accept that there is no magic wand which can be waved to provide a million jobs overnight.The magic wand of his personality became the national ramrod.Each card or wand contains an identification number that is read by an electronic sensor, which charges credit-card accounts.And the long, jewelled box containing the rod, without roses or leaves, that was the wand of his kingship.wave a (magic) wandBut London's pattern of hospitals is such a historical muddle that no one can wave a wand and transform everything overnight.I ask, if you could wave a magic wand, what would your life look like?Anyway, I imagined him waving a wand, and the world came into existence.If that is true, he is waving a magic wand with a sledgehammer on the end.
wandwand2 verb [transitive]  to move a small scanner over something or someone We were wanded by security guards before being allowed in.
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