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Wax (IPA: /ˈwæks/)


Wax (v. i.)

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

Wax (v. i.)

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.

Wax (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.

Wax (n.)

Hence, any substance resembling beeswax in consistency or appearance.

Wax (n.)

Cerumen, or earwax.

Wax (n.)

A waxlike composition used for uniting surfaces, for excluding air, and for other purposes; as, sealing wax, grafting wax, etching wax, etc.

Wax (n.)

A waxlike composition used by shoemakers for rubbing their thread.

Wax (n.)

A substance similar to beeswax, secreted by several species of scale insects, as the Chinese wax. See Wax insect, below.

Wax (n.)

A waxlike product secreted by certain plants. See Vegetable wax, under Vegetable.

Wax (n.)

A substance, somewhat resembling wax, found in connection with certain deposits of rock salt and coal; -- called also mineral wax, and ozocerite.

Wax (n.)

Thick sirup made by boiling down the sap of the sugar maple, and then cooling.

Wax (v. t.)

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

Wax

Class of chemical compounds that are plastic (malleable) near ambient temperatures.

Wax

South Korean singer

Wax

Band

Wax

1996 album by Indochine

Wax

Video compositing and special effects software

Wax Synonyms

Full

Wax Synonyms

Mount, Climb, Rise

WAX (Acronym / Abbreviation)

Waxing

WAX (Acronym / Abbreviation)

Wide-Area eXchange

Wax Rhymes

Acts, Ax, Axe, Backes, Backs, Bax, Black's, Blacks, Blacks', Cac's, Caq's, Cracks, Dacs, Dax, Dax', Facts, Fax, Flax, Hacks, Haq's, Jack's, Jacks, Jaques, Knacks, Lac's, Lacks, Lax, Mac's, Mack's, Macks, Macs, Max, Maxx, Pac's, Packs, Pacs, Pacts, Pak's, Pax, Plack's, Plaques, Plax, Quacks, Racks, Rax, Sachs, Sachs', Sacks, Sacs, Saks, Sax, Saxe, Shacks, Slacks, Smacks, Snacks, Stac's, Stacks, Tacks, Tax, Track's, Tracks, Trax, Vax, Wacks, Wax, Whacks, X., Yax, Zack's, Zacks

Attacks, Chirac's, Impacts, Knick-knacks, Pretax, Relax

Antitax, Neoax


Wax (Last Name / Surname)

Wax is the #15,833 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 1,838 people had that surname.

Spanish Translation

Wax in Spanish is Cera

Tagalog Translation

Wax in Tagalog is Pagkit

Example Sentence (Quote)

"He that hath a head of wax must not walk in the sun. (Ward, 1842 p. 54)" - English proverbs

Example Sentence (Quote)

" His heart was one of those which most enamour us, Wax to receive, and marble to retain." - Heart

Example Sentence (Quote)

"It seems the United States can put a man on the moon but it can't solve the ski wax problem." - Moon

Example Sentence (Quote)

"My heart is wax molded as she pleases, but enduring as marble to retain." - Miguel de Cervantes

Example Sentence (Quote)

"My heart is wax to be moulded as she pleases, but enduring as marble to retain." - Heart


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