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Definitions of wax

  1. To smear or rub with wax; to treat with wax; as, to wax a thread or a table. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To rub with beeswax. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To smear or rub with wax. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. To rub with wax. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To coat or treat with wax. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. To pass from one state to another; to become; to grow; as, to wax strong; to wax warmer or colder; to wax feeble; to wax old; to wax worse and worse. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; -- usually called beeswax. It is first excreted, from a row of pouches along their sides, in the form of scales, which, being masticated and mixed with saliva, become whitened and tenacious. Its natural color is pale or dull yellow. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A substance similar to beeswax, secreted by several species of scale insects, as the Chinese wax. See Wax insect, below. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or fuller; - opposed to wane. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To increase in size; to grow. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To grow or increase, esp. of the moon, as opp. to wane: to pass into another state. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To increase; grow; become. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To become larger gradually; grow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. cover with wax; "wax the car" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. increase in phase; "the moon is waxing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. To increase in size; to become larger; to pass from one state to another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. Hence, any substance resembling beeswax in consistency or appearance. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Cerumen, or earwax. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A waxlike composition used for uniting surfaces, for excluding air, and for other purposes; as, sealing wax, grafting wax, etching wax, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A waxlike composition used by shoemakers for rubbing their thread. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A waxlike product secreted by certain plants. See Vegetable wax, under Vegetable. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Thick sirup made by boiling down the sap of the sugar maple, and then cooling. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A substance similar to beeswax, secreted by several species of scale insects, as the Chinese wax. See insect, below. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A substance, somewhat resembling wax, found in connection with certain deposits of rock salt and coal; - called also mineral wax, and ozocerite. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A fat-like yellow substance produced by bees, and used by them in making their cells: any substance like it, as that in the ear: the substance used to seal letters: that used by shoemakers to rub their thread. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. A fat-like yellow substance produced by bees; resinous compound used to seal letters. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. A fatty solid substance of animal, vegetable, or mineral origin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. A thick, viscid, tenacious substance, excreted by bees, and employed in the construction of their cells; a thick tenacious substance excreted in the ear; a substance secreted by certain plants, forming a silvery powder on the leaves and fruit; a substance used in sealing letters, called sealing-wax; a thick substance used by shoemakers for rubbing their thread. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. The substance collected and employed by bees in the construction of their cells-also bees-wax, a substance found on the leaves and fruit of certain plants; any substance resembling wax. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. A substance produced by bees and used in forming the honeycomb. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  32. WAXEN. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

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Usage examples for wax

  1. You see that the wax I put in it has become fluid, and there is a little smoke coming from it. – The Chemical History Of A Candle by Michael Faraday
  2. Another passage which Mr. Pope is pleased to be merry with, is in a speech of Violante's; Wax – The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753),Vol. V. by Theophilus Cibber
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