- A nickname for a shy or short-sighted person, from Old English wand (“mole”).
- Borrowed from German Wand, a metonymic occupational surname for a weaver or cloth cutter, from Middle High German gewant (“cloth, garment”) (representing modern Gewand (“garment”)).
- Borrowed from Dutch Wand, a metonymic occupational surname for a glove maker, from Middle Dutch want (“glove”).
Wand (plural Wands)
- A surname.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Wand is the 28049th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 854 individuals. Wand is most common among White (84.19%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Wand”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 3, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN.
- (many dialects) wall
- The plural Wänn is used in Moselle Franconian and some southern dialects of Ripuarian. The form Wäng is used in many Ripuarian dialects, including Kölsch.
From Middle High German want, from Old High German want, from Proto-Germanic *wanduz (“weave; wickerwork; plait; fence, wall”), from Proto-Indo-European *wendʰ- (“to turn; bend; wind; twist; braid; weave”). Cognate with English wand although developing a completely distinct meaning.
Wand f (genitive Wand, plural Wände)
- The words Wand and Mauer are often but not always interchangeable. Even when they are synonymous, there is sometimes a preference for one of them:
- Wand is predominant for walls that are not made of stone, concrete, or the like. Mauer usually implies masonry.
- With stone walls, only Mauer is commonly used for freestanding ones.
- Both words are used for the walls of buildings. Wand is the normal choice, however, when one refers to them as seen from the inside (for example, a painting is typically said to hang an der Wand, "on the wall", rather than an der Mauer).
- “Wand” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
- “Wand” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
- “Wand” in Duden online
- Wand on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de
Wand f (plural Wend)
Wand f (plural Wänn)
- (interior) wall
Wand f (plural Wend)
- interior wall