All 11 Uses of
- For this he sends his brother, him Whose glory never waxes dim.†
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- Next, if debate first waxes high, And each his chosen plan would try Till all agree at last, we deem This counsel second in esteem.†
Uses with a very common or rare meaning:
- But waxing wroth, with force unspent, He strained his bow to utmost bent, And forth his arrows keen and true In hundreds, yea in thousands flew,— Shafts none could ward, and none endure: Death's fatal noose was scarce so sure.†
- From wrathful Khara's hand, whose art Well knew each vulnerable part, Four keenly-piercing arrows flew, And blood in Ráma's bosom drew, With every limb distained with gore From deadly shafts which rent and tore, From Khara's clanging bowstring shots, The prince's wrath waxed wondrous hot.†
- Ah me, Ah me, from hour to hour Love in my soul will wax in power, And spring, upon whose charms I gaze, Whose breath the heat of toil allays, With thoughts of her for whom I strain My hopeless eyes, increase my pain.†
- He saw, and fiercer waxed his ire, As oil lends fury to the fire.†
Book 4 *
- …keen eye marked in him combined The warrior's arm, the ruler's mind, And every noble gift should grace The happy sovereign of his race: Marked how he grew with ripening age More glorious and bold and sage,— Like the young moon that night by night Shines on with ever waxing light,— Brave as his royal father, wise As he who counsels in the skies:(758) Marked how, forwearied with the quest, He heeded not his liege's hest, But Tára's every word obeyed Like Indra still by Sukra(759) swayed.†
- To fifty leagues he waxed, and still Her mouth grew wider at her will.†
- Then as he felt each galling shot The Vánar's rage waxed fiercely hot.†
- s car; And, waxing well though wounded sore, He felt the deadly pain no more.†
- Fierce waxed the fight and fiercer yet, For Ráva? now and Ráma met, And each on other poured amain The tempest of his arrowy rain.†
(meaning too common or rare to warrant focus) More commonly, wax is used to refer to a soft substance that melts when warmed and is seen in candles, crayons, beehives, polishes, and even the human ear. The word can also be used as a verb to refer to rubbing a coat of wax onto something such as a car or floor or furniture to protect it from water and/or improve appearance. Wax put on a surfboard also provides less slippery footing than the fiberglass board.
Wax can also be used as a verb to refer to the process of removing hair from the body by applying warm wax to the area being treated and pulling it off after it has cooled around the hair, so that the hair is pulled out from the root.
Less commonly, wax can refer to a stated manner of speech or writing; e.g., "She waxed eloquent," means that she talked in an eloquent manner. "She waxed on," means that talked more or for a longer time.
(wax as in: the moon is waxing) a gradual increase (in size or strength or power or number) -- especially the part of the moon that is visible