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Definitions for waxen
ˈwæk sənwax·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. waxen, waxyadjective

    made of or covered with wax

    "waxen candles"; "careful, the floor is waxy"

  2. waxen, waxlike, waxyadjective

    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"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Waxennoun

    Made of wax.

    Etymology: from wax.

    Swarming next appear’d
    The female bee, that feeds her husband drone
    Deliciously, and builds her waxen cells
    With honey stor’d. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. vii.

    I can yet shoot beams, whose heat can melt
    The waxen wings of this ambitious boy. John Denham.

    So weary bees in little cells repose;
    But if night-robbers lift the well-stor’d hive,
    An humming through their waxen city grows,
    And out upon each other’s wings they drive. Dryden.

    Others with sweets the waxen cells distend. John Gay.


  1. waxen

    Waxen refers to the quality of resembling wax, either in texture, appearance, or color. It is often used to describe a person's complexion, specifically, to describe a very pale or smooth skin that has a shine similar to wax. In a broader context, it can also describe something that is made of, covered with, or suggestive of wax.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waxen

    of Wax

  2. Waxenadjective

    made of wax

  3. Waxenadjective

    covered with wax; waxed; as, a waxen tablet

  4. Waxenadjective

    resembling wax; waxy; hence, soft; yielding

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of waxen in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of waxen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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