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wax

Definitions by Oxford


[waks], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a sticky yellowish mouldable substance secreted by honeybees as the material of a honeycomb; beeswax.

- used in reference to records
(e.g: he didn't get on wax until 1959)


Phrases:

Origin:
Old English wæx, weax, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch was and German Wachs. The verb dates from late Middle English


[waks], (Verb)

Definitions:
- cover or treat (something) with wax or a similar substance, typically to polish or protect it
(e.g: I washed and waxed the floor)

- make a recording of
(e.g: he waxed a series of tracks that emphasized his lead guitar work)


Phrases:

Origin:


[waks], (Verb)

Definitions:
- (of the moon between new and full) have a progressively larger part of its visible surface illuminated, increasing its apparent size.

- begin to speak or write about something in the specified manner
(e.g: they waxed lyrical about the old days)


Phrases:
- wax and wane

Origin:
Old English weaxan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wassen and German wachsen, from an Indo-European root shared by Greek auxanein and Latin augere ‘to increase’


[waks], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a fit of anger
(e.g: she is in a wax about the delay to the wedding)


Phrases:

Origin:
mid 19th century: origin uncertain; perhaps from phrases such as wax angry







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