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 ?
The old man too came up and kissed the waxen little hands that lay quietly crossed one on the other on her breast, and to him, too, her face seemed to say: "Ah, what have you done to me, and why?
Riley, a gentleman with a waxen complexion and fat hands, rather highly educated for an auctioneer and appraiser, but large-hearted enough to show a great deal of
But little Alice clasped the waxen doll closer to her bosom.
He went away in a white, insignificant coffin, his small waxen hand clutching a flower that the girl, Maggie, had stolen from an Italian.
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.
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.
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.
Miss Cornelia took the wee, white lady from the kindly but stranger hands of the nurse, and dressed the tiny waxen form in the beautiful dress Leslie had made for it.
But the first day's operations were by no means of a successful character, inasmuch as the general public, though they manifested a lively interest in Mrs Jarley personally, and such of her waxen satellites as were to be seen for nothing, were not affected by any impulses moving them to the payment of sixpence a head.
The Melipona itself is intermediate in structure between the hive and humble bee, but more nearly related to the latter: it forms a nearly regular waxen comb of cylindrical cells, in which the young are hatched, and, in addition, some large cells of wax for holding honey.
demanded the trapper, with some indignation in his voice; "though but little given to run into the noise and chatter of the settlements, yet have I been into the towns in my day, to barter the peltry for lead and powder, and often have I seen your waxen dolls, with their tawdry clothes and glass eyes--"
There they were, showering down from the big waxen bells of the magnolias far above her head, and from the jessamine clumps around her.