Wand vs Wad - What's the difference?

wand | wad |

As a noun wand

is wall, partition.

As a verb wad is

third person singular of.




(en noun)
  • A stick or staff.
  • (by extension) An instrument shaped like a stick or staff such as a curling wand .
  • a magic wand.
  • A branch or stalk, especially of willow.
  • A suit of the minor arcana in tarot, or a card of that suit.
  • Derived terms

    * magic wand * violet wand * water wand


    (en verb)
  • To scan (e.g. a passenger at an airport) with a metal detector.
  • References


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    (wikipedia wad)

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • An amorphous, compact mass.
  • Our cat loves to play with a small wad of paper.
  • A substantial pile (normally of money).
  • With a wad of cash like that, she should not have been walking round Manhattan
  • A soft plug or seal, particularly as used between the powder and pellets in a shotgun cartridge.
  • (slang) A sandwich.
  • (vulgar, slang) An ejaculate of semen.
  • (mineralogy) Any black manganese oxide or hydroxide mineral rich rock in the oxidized zone of various ore deposits.
  • Derived terms

    * (ejaculate) blow one's wad, shoot one's wad

    See also

    * (Wad)


  • To crumple or crush into a compact, amorphous shape or ball.
  • She wadded up the scrap of paper and threw it in the trash.
  • (Ulster) To wager.
  • To insert or force a wad into.
  • to wad a gun
  • To stuff or line with some soft substance, or wadding, like cotton.
  • to wad a cloak


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