To wax is to polish something using a special substance designed for shining or protecting or to remove unwanted hair by applying a warmed sticky substance to it and then using paper to pull off the hairs that stick to the substance.(verb)
Wax is a sticky substance that is made from honeycomb or any substance with a similar feel.(noun)
See wax in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: from the wax cylinders formerly used for recording soundInformal a phonograph record: once common in , to make a phonograph record of
Origin: ME < OE weax, akin to Ger wachs < IE *wokso- < *weg-, to weave, prob. < base *(a)we-, to weave
Origin: ME waxen < OE weaxan, to grow, akin to Ger wachsen < IE *aweks- < base *aweg-, *aug- > eke, L augere, Gr auxein, to increase
Origin: < ? wax, as in phr. wax angry
See wax in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English weax.
intransitive verb waxed waxed, wax·ing, wax·es
Origin: Middle English waxen
Origin: , from Old English weaxan; see aug- in Indo-European roots.
See wax in Ologies
1. the art or process of writing or engraving on wax.
2. Rare. the art or process of making paintings with colors mixed with beeswax and fixed with heat; encaustic painting. —cerographist, n. —cero-graphic, cerographical, adj.
a form of divination involving dropping melted wax into water.
the art of modeling with wax. —ceroplastic, adj.
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