Tinkerbell appeared with a wand and fluttered about as the film began to role.
After growing up on screen, Daniel Radcliffe hangs up his Harry Potter wand this weekend.
The Magician faces the viewer, his right hand raised above his head and pointing a wand at Heaven.
c.1200, from Old Norse vondr "rod, switch," (cf. Gothic wandus "rod," Middle Swedish vander), from Proto-Germanic *wend- "to turn," see wind (v.)). The notion is of a bending, flexible stick. Cf. cognate Old Norse veggr, Old English wag "wall," Old Saxon, Dutch wand, Old High German want, German Wand "wall," originally "wickerwork for making walls," or "wall made of wattle-work" (an insight into early Germanic domestic architecture). Magic wand is attested from c.1400 and shows the etymological sense of "suppleness" already had been lost.