Meaning of 'wax' (Webster Dictionary)
- 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
- Cerumen, or earwax.
- A waxlike composition used for uniting surfaces, for excluding
air, and for other purposes; as, sealing wax, grafting wax, etching
- A waxlike composition used by shoemakers for rubbing their
- A substance similar to beeswax, secreted by several species of
scale insects, as the Chinese wax. See Wax 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
- Thick sirup made by boiling down the sap of the sugar maple,
and then cooling. - 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. - To smear or rub with wax; to treat with wax; as, to wax a
thread or a table.
Meaning of 'wax' (Princeton's WordNet)
- go up or advance
Example in sentence:
- Sales were climbing after prices were lowered
- increase in phase
- cover with wax