Wax

  • 21 wax — Car·bo·wax; chafe·wax; de·wax; pax·wax; wax; wax·berry; wax·er; wax·er·man; wax·haw; wax·i·ly; wax·i·ness; wax·man; woad·wax·en; wood·wax·en; bees·wax; de·wax·able; woad·wax; …

    English syllables

  • 22 wax — I. /wæks / (say waks) noun 1. any of a group of amorphous solid materials consisting of esters of monohydric alcohols and the higher homologues of fatty acids, as beeswax, an ester of palmitic acid, C30H61OCOC15H31. 2. any of various other… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 23 wax — Synonyms and related words: accrue, accumulate, advance, aluminum oxide, ambergris, anoint, antifriction, appreciate, augment, auto polish, balloon, bear fruit, beeswax, black lead, bloat, bloom, blossom, blubber, boom, boost, breakthrough, breed …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 24 wax — wax1 [wæks] n [U] ↑flame, ↑wax, ↑wick [: Old English; Origin: weax] 1.) a solid substance made of fat or oil and used to make ↑candles, ↑polish etc ▪ wax crayons 2.) a natural sticky substance in your ears →↑beeswax …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 25 wax — wax1 [ wæks ] noun uncount 1. ) a soft natural or artificial substance that becomes liquid when heated, used for making CANDLES and models, for making wooden furniture shine, and for protecting objects from water: a ball of wax a wax candle 2. )… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 26 wax — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English weax; akin to Old High German wahs wax, Lithuanian vaškas Date: before 12th century 1. a substance that is secreted by bees and is used by them for constructioncting the honeycomb, that is a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 27 wax — [[t]wæ̱ks[/t]] waxes, waxing, waxed 1) N MASS Wax is a solid, slightly shiny substance made of fat or oil which is used to make candles and polish. It melts when it is heated. There were coloured candles which had spread pools of wax on the… …

    English dictionary

  • 28 wax — I UK [wæks] / US noun [uncountable] 1) a soft natural or artificial substance that becomes liquid when heated, used for making candles and models, for making wooden furniture shine, and for protecting objects from water a ball of wax a wax candle …

    English dictionary

  • 29 wax — I n. sealing wax II v. 1) (s) ( to become ) to wax indignant; to wax eloquent over ( to express one s enthusiasm concerning ) 2) (misc.) to wax and wane * * * [wæks] to wax eloquent over ( to express one s enthusiasm concerning ) (misc.) to wax… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 30 wax — I [[t]wæks[/t]] n. 1) biochem. ent Also called beeswax a solid, yellowish, nonglycerine substance allied to fats and oils, secreted by bees in constructing their honeycomb, used in making candles, casts, ointments, etc. 2) biochem. any of various …

    From formal English to slang

  • 31 WAX — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom.   Sigles d’une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres   Sigles de quatre lettres …

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  • 32 wax — wæks n. solid or semi solid substance that is greasy to the touch and pliable when heated (i.e. beeswax, earwax); petroleum based substance often used to coat or polish surfaces (i.e. car wax, paraffin); burst of anger (British) v. rub or polish …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 33 wax — 1 noun (U) 1 a solid material made out of fats or oils used to make candles, polish etc: wax crayon 2 a natural sticky substance in your ears see also: beeswax 2 verb 1 FLOOR/FURNITURE (T) to put a thin layer of wax on a floor or surface etc in… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 34 wax — 1. noun /wæks/ a) Beeswax. ‘Thats him to a T,’ she would murmur; or, ‘Just wait till he reads this’; or, ‘Ah, wont that put him in a wax!’ b) Earwax. Syn: beeswax, cerumen, earwax, polish …

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  • 35 Wax — Chartplatzierungen Erklärung der Daten Alben Magnetic Heaven   DE 65 16.06.1986 …

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  • 36 wax — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Wax is used before these nouns: ↑candle, ↑crayon, ↑paper, ↑polish, ↑seal, ↑tablet Wax is used after these nouns: ↑bikini, ↑candle, ↑ear {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 37 wax — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. cere, grease, coat, smooth, polish; grow, increase, strengthen. See smoothness. n. tallow, paraffin, beeswax, cerumen, oil. II (Roget s IV) n. Waxes include: paraffin, resin, spermaceti, lanolin,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 38 wax — {{11}}wax (n.) substance made by bees, O.E. weax, from P.Gmc. *wakhsan (Cf. O.S., O.H.G. wahs, O.N. vax, Du. was, Ger. Wachs); cognate with O.C.S. vasku, Lith. vaЕЎkas, Pol. wosk, Rus. vosk wax (but these may be from Gmc.). Waxworks …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 39 wax — [wæks] noun [U] I 1) a solid substance that becomes liquid when it is heated. Wax is used, for example, to make CANDLES. 2) a dark yellow substance in your ears waxy adj II verb [T] wax [wæks] 1) to make wood shiny by rubbing wax onto it 2) to… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 40 wax — [1] A substance resembling beeswax in appearance and character, and in general distinguished by its composition of esters and higher alcohols, and by its freedom from fatty acids; used for underbody sealing, cavity sealing, and paintwork care.… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms