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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wax(verb)

    any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water


  2. wax(verb)

    cover with wax

    "wax the car"

    rise, mount, climb, full


  3. wax, mount, climb, rise(verb)

    go up or advance

    "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"

    resurrect, rise, stand up, climb up, uprise, put on, climb on, heighten, go up, rebel, surface, lift, arise, spring up, come up, grow, originate, mount up, ride, ascend, prove, develop, climb, bestride, full, get on, get up, hop on, jump on, move up, turn out, jump, rear, mount, rise up


  4. wax, full(verb)

    increase in phase

    "the moon is waxing"

    rise, mount, climb, full


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wax(v. a.)

    cere, smear with wax

  2. wax(v. n.)

    increase (as the moon)

  3. wax(v. n.)

    grow, become, come to be, get to be

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wax(n)

    beeswax, spermaceti, adipocere (grave wax), ozocerite, mineral wax

    Associated words:
    cerography, ceroplastics, ceroplasty, cerograph, cerographist, cerotic, ceromancy, cerate, encaustic, ceroma, inceration, cerotene, incerative, cerographic, ceroplastic, cetin

  2. wax(v)

    cere, increase, grow, develop, become larger

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cera, wax-burning, candelilla, beeswax, candle, waxy, paraffin

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How to use wax in a sentence?

  1. George Gordon Byron:

    For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,And breathed in the face of the foe as he pass'dAnd the eyes of the sleepers wax'd deadly and chill,And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still

  2. Baruch Spinoza:

    Do not weep do not wax indignant. Understand.

  3. Meghan McCain:

    You're talking about Donald Trump supporters, comparing them to Nazis in Nuremberg, that sounds extreme to me as well, when Democrats come on here and wax poetic about extremism -- I'm not saying Donald Trump isn't doing it, but you're calling everybody who was in North Carolina rally a Nazi.

  4. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    While bills are being brought into the House of Commons to regulate every thing, from the sweeps crying "sweep," to "emancipation, vote by ballot, and free trade," is there no county member whose "time and talents'' are devoted to "domestic policy," who will bring in a bill "for the better regulation of the marriage ceremony," and put the canonical hours later in the day ? at all events, could there not be a special clause in favour of London ? A spring morning there is the very reverse of Thomson's description ; for "delicious mildness" read "a cutting east wind;" and for "veiled in roses" substitute "smoke and fog." The streets are given up to the necessities of life — to the milkman with his cans, the butcher with his tray, the baker with his basket ; all belong to the material portion of existence. Now, marriage is (or ought to be) an affair of affections, sentiments, &c. The legislature ought to give it the full benefit of moonlight and wax-candles.

  5. Antoine de Rivarol:

    Gold like the sun, which melts wax, but hardens clay, expands great souls.

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