wax (Meaning)

Wordnet

wax (n)

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

Wordnet

wax (v)

cover with wax

go up or advance

increase in phase

Webster

wax (v. i.)

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

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

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.

Hence, any substance resembling beeswax in consistency or appearance.

Cerumen, or earwax.

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

A waxlike composition used by shoemakers for rubbing their thread.

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

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

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

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

Webster

wax (v. t.)

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

wax Sentence Examples

  1. The candle's beeswax melted, casting a warm glow in the room.
  2. The carnauba wax provided a protective layer on the paint, repelling water.
  3. The dentist used dental wax to create an impression of her patient's teeth.
  4. The waxing moon illuminated the night sky with its ethereal glow.
  5. The wax seal on the letter indicated its importance and authenticity.
  6. The surfboarder applied a layer of wax to the deck, providing grip during surfing.
  7. The ski wax improved the glide of the skis on the snow.
  8. The wax figurine captured the artist's intricate attention to detail.
  9. The hair removal wax removed unwanted hair, leaving the skin smooth.
  10. The candle's wick was coated in wax, enabling it to burn steadily.

FAQs About the word wax

any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water, cover with wax, go u

oil,grease,lubricate, wash, soak, slick, wet, douse, drench, souse

rough, roughen, rough, roughen, coarsen, coarsen, dehydrate, sear, sear, dry

The candle's beeswax melted, casting a warm glow in the room.

The carnauba wax provided a protective layer on the paint, repelling water.

The dentist used dental wax to create an impression of her patient's teeth.

The waxing moon illuminated the night sky with its ethereal glow.