[ US /ˈwæks/ ]
[ UK /wˈæks/ ]
  1. increase in phase
    the moon is waxing
  2. go up or advance
    Sales were climbing after prices were lowered
  3. cover with wax
    wax the car
  1. any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
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How To Use wax In A Sentence

  • This softly pigmented wax will help shape brows and give them a bit more color to look fuller.
  • She smoothed paste wax on the old red linoleum and buffed it by hand.
  • No doubt some of these are metrosexuals, those city-dwelling gents with more than enough disposable income to spend on clothes, restaurants, the latest gadgets, exotic holidays and eyebrow waxing.
  • Among the most desolate sandhills you may find in July acres of wax-white pyrola – like lilies of the valley splashed with pink – covering the plains between the lonely ridges of harsh, grey grass. The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing
  • The income comes not just from the honey but also beeswax polish and face creams.
  • The hipster cops are sneering at the two faux surfers: 'I'm all dialed in to see what happens if the pair of rainbow donks actually hit the briny on their unwaxed legs.' Joseph Wambaugh's latest: Loopy theatrics and lyrical language
  • In the tome, full of glamorous soft-focus pictures of the footballer, he waxes lyrical about the art of seduction, with fish his favourite weapon for luring girlfriends from the dining room to the boudoir.
  • Flight Through the Ages, which opened with a picture of Icarus and his wax wings, melting when he flew too close to the sun. ANASTASIA KRUPNIK (3-IN-1)
  • To characterize the effect of the sample preparation procedure on the keratin structure, WAXS patterns were recorded for three groups of four horsehair fibers.
  • I feared enormous crowds at Chawton paying hefty admission fees to file past animated wax figures.
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