Definition of Wax

1. Noun. Any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water.




2. Verb. Cover with wax. "Wax the car"
Specialized synonyms: Beeswax
Generic synonyms: Cover
Derivative terms: Waxing

3. Verb. Go up or advance. "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"
Exact synonyms: Climb, Mount, Rise
Specialized synonyms: Jump, Advance, Gain
Generic synonyms: Increase
Derivative terms: Climb, Mount, Mounting, Rise, Waxing
Antonyms: Wane

4. Verb. Increase in phase. "The moon will soon wax "; "The moon is waxing"
Exact synonyms: Full
Generic synonyms: Increase
Antonyms: Wane
Derivative terms: Waxing

Definition of Wax

1. v. i. To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or fuller; -- opposed to wane.

2. n. 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.

3. v. t. To smear or rub with wax; to treat with wax; as, to wax a thread or a table.

4. v. i. To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or fuller; -- opposed to wane.

5. n. 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.

6. v. t. To smear or rub with wax; to treat with wax; as, to wax a thread or a table.

Definition of Wax

1. Noun. Beeswax. ¹

2. Noun. Earwax. ¹

3. Noun. Any oily, water-resistant substance; normally long-chain hydrocarbons, alcohols or esters. ¹

4. Noun. Any preparation containing wax, used as a polish. ¹

5. Noun. A phonograph record. ¹

6. Adjective. Made of wax. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To apply wax to (something, such as a shoe, a floor, a car, or an apple), usually to make it shiny. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To remove hair at the roots from (a part of the body) by coating the skin with a film of wax that is then pulled away sharply. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive informal) To defeat utterly. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive slang) To kill, especially to murder a person. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive with adjective) To increasingly assume the specified characteristic, become. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive literary) To grow. ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive of the moon) To appear larger each night as a progression from a new moon to a full moon. ¹

14. Noun. (rare) The process of growing. ¹

15. Noun. (dated colloquial) An outburst of anger. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wax

1. to coat with wax (a natural, heat-sensitive substance) [v -ED, -ING, -ES] : WAXABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Wax

1. A clear wax used to prevent your braces from irritating your lips when your braces are first put on, or at other times. (08 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wax

waw
wawa
wawaed
wawaing
wawas
wawaskeesh
wawayandaite
wawe
wawes
wawl
wawled
wawling
wawlings
wawls
waws
wax (current term)
wax-chandler
wax-colour
wax-end
wax-myrtle
wax-myrtle family
wax-myrtles
wax-nose
wax-tipped bougie
wax acid
wax alcohol
wax and wane
wax apple
wax apples
wax bean

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