From Middle English waxen, from Old English weaxen, Ä¡eweaxen, past participle of weaxan (“to wax, grow, be fruitful, increase, become powerful, flourish"). More at wax.
Small waxen images of the Manes called Lares, clothed in dogskin, and on feast days crowned with garlands, stood round the family hearth of which they were the unseen guardians (but see Lares).
His pale waxen face was still freckled and his eyes were rolled back.
waxen images of their victims which they had pierced with hawthorns.
The scope of the archaeologist's studies must include every department of the ancient history of man as preserved in antiquities of whatever character, be they tumuli along the Baltic, fossil skulls and graven bones from the caves of France, the flint implements, pottery, and mummies of Egypt, tablets and bas-reliefs from Mesopotamia, coins and sculptures of Greece and Rome, or inscriptions, waxen tablets, parchment rolls, and papyri of a relatively late period of classical antiquity.
waxen tapers flung their light on a mirror, set in richly chased silver.