Definitions of wax

  1. To smear or rub with wax; to treat with wax; as, to wax a thread or a table.
  2. To rub with beeswax.
  3. To smear or rub with wax.
  4. To rub with wax.
  5. To coat or treat with wax.
  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.
  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.
  8. A substance similar to beeswax, secreted by several species of scale insects, as the Chinese wax. See Wax insect, below.
  9. To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or fuller; - opposed to wane.
  10. To increase in size; to grow.
  11. To grow or increase, esp. of the moon, as opp. to wane: to pass into another state.
  12. To increase; grow; become.
  13. To become larger gradually; grow.
  14. increase in phase; " the moon is waxing"
  15. To increase in size; to become larger; to pass from one state to another.
  16. any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
  17. Hence, any substance resembling beeswax in consistency or appearance.
  18. Cerumen, or earwax.
  19. A waxlike composition used for uniting surfaces, for excluding air, and for other purposes; as, sealing wax, grafting wax, etching wax, etc.
  20. A waxlike composition used by shoemakers for rubbing their thread.
  21. A waxlike product secreted by certain plants. See Vegetable wax, under Vegetable.
  22. Thick sirup made by boiling down the sap of the sugar maple, and then cooling.
  23. A substance similar to beeswax, secreted by several species of scale insects, as the Chinese wax. See insect, below.
  24. A substance, somewhat resembling wax, found in connection with certain deposits of rock salt and coal; - called also mineral wax, and ozocerite.
  25. 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.
  26. A fat- like yellow substance produced by bees; resinous compound used to seal letters.
  27. A fatty solid substance of animal, vegetable, or mineral origin.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. A substance produced by bees and used in forming the honeycomb.
  31. WAXEN.
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