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wands (staff)

wands is a plural form of wand

wand (staff)

Definition:

a ceremonial or emblematic staff

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

wands

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

bauble

Synonyms:

scepter [American spelling] | sceptre [British/Canadian spelling] | verge

Etymology:

Old Norse vondr "rod, switch", (compare Gothic wandus "rod", M.Swedish vander),...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of wands...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Sceptre | scepter

a symbolic ornamental rod or wand borne in the hand by a ruling monarch as an item of royal or imperial insignia. The was and other types of staffs were a sign of authority in Ancient Egypt, for which reason they are often described as "sceptres" even... (47 of 1037 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Sceptre

Merriam-Webster:

scepter [entry 1, noun] | sovereignty [synonym, sense-specific]

a staff or baton borne by a sovereign as an emblem of authority | royal or imperial authority; "sovereignty" (18 of 68 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/scepter

scepter [entry 2, verb] | sceptered [past tense] | sceptering [present participle]

to invest with the scepter in token of royal authority (10 of 22 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/scepter show=1

Collins Dictionary:

scepter [United States] | sceptre | sovereignty [synonym, sense-specific] | sceptred [derived]

[US] Same as "sceptre" | a ceremonial staff held by a monarch as the symbol of authority | imperial authority; sovereignty | [transitive] to invest ... (22 of 236 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/scepter

Oxford Dictionary:

scepter | sceptre [British] | sceptered [derived]

Syllabification: (scep·ter) | an ornamented staff carried by rulers on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of sovereignty. (16 of 78 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/scepter

New World Dictionary:

scepter | sceptred [British] | sceptring [British]

a rod or staff, highly ornamented, held by rulers on ceremonial occasions as a symbol of sovereignty | royal or imperial authority; sovereignty | to ... (23 of 67 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scepter

American Heritage Dictionary:

scepter | sceptered [past tense] | sceptering [present participle] | scepters [3rd-person singular present]

A staff held by a sovereign as an emblem of authority. | Ruling power or authority; sovereignty. | To invest with royal authority. (21 of 42 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/scepter

Random House Dictionary:

scepter | sceptred [British, past tense] | sceptring [British, present participle] | sceptre [British, sense-specific]

a rod or wand borne in the hand as an emblem of regal or imperial power. | royal or imperial power or authority; sovereignty. | to give a scepter to; ... (28 of 42 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/scepter

Cambridge Dictionary:

sceptre [British] | scepter [United States]

a decorated stick which is carried by a queen or king during some official ceremonies as a symbol of their authority (21 of 29 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sceptre

Wiktionary:

scepter | scepters [plural] | sceptered [past tense] | sceptering [present participle]

[United States] Alternative spelling of sceptre. | [United States] Alternative spelling of sceptre. (12 of 12 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/scepter

Britannica Encyclopedia:

sceptre [staff] | Scepter

ornamented rod or staff borne by rulers on ceremonial occasions as an emblem of authority and sovereignty. The primeval symbol of the staff was ... (24 of 163 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/526940​/sceptre

Macmillan British Dictionary:

sceptre [countable] | sceptres [plural]

a decorated rod that a king or queen carries at ceremonies (11 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/sceptre

Columbia Encyclopedia:

staff

in musical notation, a set of horizontal lines upon and between which notes are written so as to determine their relative pitch, and in connection ... (25 of 156 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0846425​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

scepter | scepters [plural] | sceptered [past tense] | sceptering [present participle] | sceptre [politics, Canadian spelling, British spelling]

a ceremonial staff, rod, or wand used as an emblem of a monarch's authority. | royal or imperial power or authority | to endow somebody with royal ... (25 of 81 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861702151​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

wand

First use: about 1200

Origin: Old Norse vondr "rod, switch", (compare Gothic wandus "rod", M.Swedish vander), from Proto-Germanic *wend- "to turn", see ... (19 of 84 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=wand

Wiktionary:

wand | wands [plural] | wanded [past tense] | wanding [present participle]

Origin: Middle English wand, wond, from Old Norse vǫndr ("switch, twig"), from Proto-Germanic *wanduz ("rod"), from Proto-Indo-European *wendʰ- ("to turn, twist, wind, braid"). Cognate with Icelandic vendi ("wand"), ... (27 of 38 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/wand

Merriam-Webster:

wand

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, slender stick, from Old Norse vǫndr; probably akin to Old English windan to wind, twist

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/wand

Oxford Dictionary:

wand | wands

Origin: Middle English: from Old Norse vǫndr, probably of Germanic origin and related to "wend" and "wind2"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/wand

New World Dictionary:

wand

Origin: Middle English from Old Norse vǫndr, akin to Gothic wandus from Indo-European base *wendh- derives "wind"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wand

Collins Dictionary:

wand

First use: 12th century

Origin: from Old Norse vōndr; related to Gothic wandus and English wend

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/wand

American Heritage Dictionary:

wand

Origin: Middle English, from Old Norse vöndr.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wand

Encarta Dictionary:

wand | wands [plural]

First use: 12th century

Origin: Old Norse vondr "straight flexible stick" from Germanic, "to turn"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861709810​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

wand | wands [plural] | wanded [past tense] | wanding [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "wand"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/wand

Collins Dictionary:

wand

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "wand"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/wand

Macmillan British Dictionary:

wand [countable] | wands [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "wand"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/wand

Macmillan American Dictionary:

wand [countable] | wands [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "wand"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/wand

Cambridge Dictionary:

wand

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "wand"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "wand"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/wand

the Free Dictionary:

wand

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "wand"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "wand"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "wand" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/wand

Google Dictionary:

wand | wands [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "wand"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=wand

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

wand

Audio: North American pronunciation of "wand"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=wand​0001 word=wand

YourDictionary Audio:

wand

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "wand" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/wand

freedictionary.org:

wand

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "wand" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=wand

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