Share this entry

wax
British English: /waks/
American English: /wæks/

Translation of wax in French:

noun

  • 1 (gen) (for candle, sealing, polishing, records)
    before n (candle, figure, polish, seal)
    en cire

transitive verb

  • 2 (remove hair from)
    épiler [quelque chose] à la cire (leg)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (Astronomy)
    (moon)
    croître
    to wax and wane
    (Astronomy) [figurative]
    croître et décroître
  • 2 (speak) to wax eloquent/indignant
    se montrer éloquent/indigné (about, over à propos de)
    to wax lyrical
    disserter avec lyrisme (about, over à propos de)

also: waxed past participle adjective

  • (fabric, floor, moustache, table)
    ciré
    (paper)
    paraffiné
    (thread)
    poissé
    waxed jacket (British English)

Definition of wax in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: