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Waxed

Wax \Wax\ (w[a^]ks), v. i. [imp. Waxed; p. p. Waxed, and Obs. or Poetic Waxen; p. pr. & vb. n. Waxing.] [AS. weaxan; akin to OFries. waxa, D. wassen, OS. & OHG. wahsan, G. wachsen, Icel. vaxa, Sw. v["a]xa, Dan. voxe, Goth. wahsjan, Gr. ? to increase, Skr. waksh, uksh, to grow.

  1. To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or fuller; -- opposed to wane.

    The waxing and the waning of the moon.
    --Hakewill.

    Truth's treasures . . . never shall wax ne wane.
    --P. Plowman.

  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.

    Your clothes are not waxen old upon you.
    --Deut. xxix. 5.

    Where young Adonis oft reposes, Waxing well of his deep wound.
    --Milton.

    Waxing kernels (Med.), small tumors formed by the enlargement of the lymphatic glands, especially in the groins of children; -- popularly so called, because supposed to be caused by growth of the body.
    --Dunglison.

Waxed

Wax \Wax\ (w[a^]ks), v. i. [imp. Waxed; p. p. Waxed, and Obs. or Poetic Waxen; p. pr. & vb. n. Waxing.] [AS. weaxan; akin to OFries. waxa, D. wassen, OS. & OHG. wahsan, G. wachsen, Icel. vaxa, Sw. v["a]xa, Dan. voxe, Goth. wahsjan, Gr. ? to increase, Skr. waksh, uksh, to grow.

  1. To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or fuller; -- opposed to wane.

    The waxing and the waning of the moon.
    --Hakewill.

    Truth's treasures . . . never shall wax ne wane.
    --P. Plowman.

  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.

    Your clothes are not waxen old upon you.
    --Deut. xxix. 5.

    Where young Adonis oft reposes, Waxing well of his deep wound.
    --Milton.

    Waxing kernels (Med.), small tumors formed by the enlargement of the lymphatic glands, especially in the groins of children; -- popularly so called, because supposed to be caused by growth of the body.
    --Dunglison.

Waxed

Wax \Wax\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Waxed; p. pr. & vb. n. Waxing.] To smear or rub with wax; to treat with wax; as, to wax a thread or a table.

Waxed cloth, cloth covered with a coating of wax, used as a cover, of tables and for other purposes; -- called also wax cloth.

Waxed end, a thread pointed with a bristle and covered with shoemaker's wax, used in sewing leather, as for boots, shoes, and the like; -- called also wax end.
--Brockett.

Wikipedia

Waxed

Waxed is the debut album of the Norwegian rock band BigBang. It was first released in 1995 then reissued in 2002 by Warner Music.

Wiktionary

waxed

  1. Of an object, coated or treated with wax in order to make it shiny or waterproof, or to protect it. v

  2. (en-past of: wax)

WordNet

waxed

adj. treated with wax; "waxed floors"; "waxed mustache" [ant: unwaxed]

Usage examples of "waxed".

I looked dubiously at the tent, which was a large affair of waxed brown canvas, pale in the gloaming.

Then, as the days waxed on to weeks, It was a pretty sight to see These lambs with frisky heads and tails Skipping and leaping on the lea, Bleating in tender, trustful tones, Resting on rocky crag or mound, And following the beloved feet That once had sought for them and found.

I stood beside Euphrates while it swelled Like overflowing Jordan in its youth: It waxed and colored sensibly to sight, Till out of myriad pregnant waves there welled Young crocodiles, a gaunt blunt-featured crew, Fresh-hatched perhaps and daubed with birthday dew.

Each crocodile was girt with massive gold And polished stones, that with their wearers grew: But one there was who waxed beyond the rest, Wore kinglier girdle and a kingly crown, Whilst crowns and orbs and sceptres starred his breast.

So I was sent away That none might spy the truth: And my childhood waxed to youth And I left off childish play.

His skull was filled with a terrible pain that waxed and waned, and his vision misted around the edges.

On the way he took the envelope from his pocket, broke the waxed seal, and removed the letter.

The women in waxed clogs, the peasants in new blouses, the little bare-headed children skipping along in front of them, all were going home.

The faces of the two men carrying it waxed like a pair of moons as they turned to look at Mr.

Government had become interested, and so it had waxed cumbersome, and been both over- and under-planned.