(noun, verb)


1. a rod used by a magician or water diviner

Definition categories: man–made, rod

2. a thin supple twig or rod

- stems bearing slender wands of flowers

Definition categories: plant, branchlet, sprig, twig

3. a ceremonial or emblematic staff

Similar word(s): scepter, sceptre, verge

Definition categories: communication, staff

4. a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir

Similar word(s): baton

Definition categories: man–made, rod


1. (transitive) To scan (e.g. a passenger at an airport) with a metal detector.