waxen


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wax·en

 (wăk′sən)
adj.
1. Made of or covered with wax.
2. Pale or smooth as wax: waxen skin.
3. Weak, pliable, or impressionable: waxen minds.

waxen

(ˈwæksən)
adj
1. made of, treated with, or covered with wax
2. resembling wax in colour or texture

waxen

(ˈwæksən)
vb
archaic a past participle of wax2

wax•en1

(ˈwæk sən)

adj.
1. made of or covered, polished, or treated with wax.
2. pallid: the waxen face of illness.
3. malleable; pliable; impressionable.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English weaxen; see wax1, -en2]

wax•en2

(ˈwæk sən)

v.
Literary. a pp. of wax 2.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.waxen - made of or covered with wax; "waxen candles"; "careful, the floor is waxy"
2.waxen - having the paleness of wax; "the poor face with the same awful waxen pallor"- Bram Stoker; "the soldier turned his waxlike features toward him"; "a thin face with a waxy paleness"
colorless, colourless - weak in color; not colorful

waxen

adjective pale, white, ghastly, wan, bloodless, colourless, pallid, anaemic, ashen, whitish His skin was waxen and pale and his eyes were sunken.

waxen

adjective
Translations
bleg
viaszból való
vaxkenndur, eins og vax
mumlu

waxen

[ˈwæksən] ADJ
1. (o.f.) (= made of wax) → de cera, céreo
2. (liter) (= pale) → ceroso

waxen

[ˈwæksən] adjcireux/eusewax museum nmusée m de cirewax paper n (US) (= waxed paper) → papier m paraffiné

waxen

adj
(old)wächsern
(fig: = pale) → wachsbleich, wächsern

waxen

[ˈwæksn] adj (of wax) → di cera (fig) (pale) → cereo/a

wax1

(wӕks) noun
1. the sticky, fatty substance of which bees make their cells; beeswax.
2. the sticky, yellowish substance formed in the ears.
3. a manufactured, fatty substance used in polishing, to give a good shine. furniture wax.
4. (also adjective) (also ˈcandle-wax) (of) a substance made from paraffin, used in making candles, models etc, that melts when heated. a wax model.
5. sealing-wax.
verb
to smear, polish or rub with wax.
waxed adjective
having a coating of wax. waxed paper.
ˈwaxen, ˈwaxy adjective
ˈwaxwork noun
a wax model (usually of a well-known person).
ˈwaxworks noun plural
an exhibition of such models.
References in classic literature ?
There they were, showering down from the big waxen bells of the magnolias far above her head, and from the jessamine clumps around her.
She prayed and told her beads, in another little room, before a waxen Virgin niched in a little box against the wall; she bedded herself like a slave.
Then came the "woodsy bit," with her feet pressing the slippery carpet of brown pine needles; the "woodsy bit" so full of dewy morning, surprises,--fungous growths of brilliant orange and crimson springing up around the stumps of dead trees, beautiful things born in a single night; and now and then the miracle of a little clump of waxen Indian pipes, seen just quickly enough to be saved from her careless tread.
Fairfax, than she summoned her to her sofa, and there quickly filled her lap with the porcelain, the ivory, the waxen contents of her "boite;" pouring out, meantime, explanations and raptures in such broken English as she was mistress of.
You'd hear of odd things if I lived alone with that mawkish, waxen face: the most ordinary would be painting on its white the colours of the rainbow, and turning the blue eyes black, every day or two: they detestably resemble Linton's.
The waxen tinge had left, Colins skin and a warm rose showed through it; his beautiful eyes were clear and the hollows under them and in his cheeks and temples had filled out.
Through the strange women clustering at the corners I took my way,--women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites,--and I thought, as I looked into their poor painted faces,--faces but half human, vampirish faces, faces already waxen with the look of the grave,--I thought, as I often did, of the poor little girl whom De Quincey loved, the good-hearted little `peripatetic' as he called her, who had succoured him during those nights, when, as a young man, he wandered homeless about these very streets,--that good, kind little Ann whom De Quincey had loved, then so strangely lost, and for whose face he looked into women's faces as long as he lived.
First crept The Parsimonious Emmet, provident Of future, in small room large heart enclos'd, Pattern of just equalitie perhaps Hereafter, join'd in her popular Tribes Of Commonaltie: swarming next appeer'd The Femal Bee that feeds her Husband Drone Deliciously, and builds her waxen Cells With Honey stor'd: the rest are numberless, And thou thir Natures know'st, and gav'st them Names, Needlest to thee repeaed; nor unknown The Serpent suttl'st Beast of all the field, Of huge extent somtimes, with brazen Eyes And hairie Main terrific, though to thee Not noxious, but obedient at thy call.
No fewer than four silver candelabras, holding great waxen torches, served to illuminate this apartment.
And therein they saw, placed apart, an hundred and forty stout yew bows of cunning make, with fine waxen silk strings; and an hundred and forty sheaves of arrows.
This time he did not start as he looked on the poor face with the same awful, waxen pallor as before.
I saw a number of tall spikes of strange white flowers, measuring a foot perhaps across the spread of the waxen petals.