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Definition of Wax

Wax

  1. To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or fuller; -- opposed to wane.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Hence, any substance resembling beeswax in consistency or appearance.
  5. Cerumen, or earwax.
  6. A waxlike composition used for uniting surfaces, for excluding air, and for other purposes; as, sealing wax, grafting wax, etching wax, etc.
  7. A waxlike composition used by shoemakers for rubbing their thread.
  8. A substance similar to beeswax, secreted by several species of scale insects, as the Chinese wax. See Wax insect, below.
  9. A waxlike product secreted by certain plants. See Vegetable wax, under Vegetable.
  10. A substance, somewhat resembling wax, found in connection with certain deposits of rock salt and coal; -- called also mineral wax, and ozocerite.
  11. Thick sirup made by boiling down the sap of the sugar maple, and then cooling.
  12. To smear or rub with wax; to treat with wax; as, to wax a thread or a table.

Wax Quotations

We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one.
Aristotle

A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
Aristotle

Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive.
Mel Brooks

'The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things: of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings.'
Lewis Carroll

Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Baruch Spinoza
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Wax Translations

wax in Afrikaans is was
wax in French is cirons, cirez, cire, cirer, cirent
wax in German is wachsen, Wachs, bohnern, Wachs
wax in Latin is increbresco
wax in Portuguese is cera
wax in Spanish is crecer, cera
wax in Swedish is vaxa, vax

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