Waxest vs Wanest - What's the difference?

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In archaic|lang=en terms the difference between waxest and wanest

is that waxest is (archaic) (wax) while wanest is (archaic) (wane).

As verbs the difference between waxest and wanest

is that waxest is (archaic) (wax) while wanest is (archaic) (wane).

waxest

English

Verb

(head)
  • (archaic) (wax)
  • * Byron
  • Thou waxest insolent.

    wax

    English

    , a kind of wax

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

  • Beeswax.
  • Earwax.
  • Any oily, water-resistant substance; normally long-chain hydrocarbons, alcohols or esters.
  • Any preparation containing wax, used as a polish.
  • A phonograph record.
  • (US, dialect) A thick syrup made by boiling down the sap of the sugar maple and then cooling it.
  • (US, slang) A type of drugs with as main ingredients weed oil and butane; hash oil
  • Synonyms
    * (beeswax) beeswax * (earwax) cerumen (medical term), earwax * (polish) polish * (phonograph record) disc/disk, record
    Derived terms
    * ader wax * all wax and no wick * animal wax * anwax * baseplate wax * bayberry wax * beeswax * berry wax * bikini wax * bleached wax * blockout wax * bone wax * Born method of wax plate reconstruction * boxing wax * Brazil wax * Brazilian wax * butter of wax * California wax myrtle * candela wax * candelilla wax * candle wax * Carbowax * carding wax * carnauba wax * carving wax * car wax * casting wax * castor wax * ceresin wax * cetyl esters wax * chafe-wax, chafewax, chaff-wax, chaffwax * Chinese wax * close as wax * cobbler's wax, cobblers' wax * crystalline wax * cuticle wax * dental wax * dental inlay casting wax * dewax * earth wax, earthwax * ear wax, ear-wax, earwax * emulsifying wax * epilating wax * esparto wax * fig wax * Finnish yellow wax * fit like wax * floor wax * fossil wax * French wax * full up to dolly's wax * Geraldton wax * ghedda wax * glide wax * glitterwax * gondang wax * grafting wax * grave wax, grave-wax * greater wax moth * green wax, greenwax * grip wax * hair wax * hard wax * hot wax * hot-wax flooding * hot Hungarian wax pepper * Hungarian wax pepper * inlay casting wax * inlay casting wax, inlay pattern wax, inlay wax * insect wax * Japanese wax * Japan wax * keratin wax * kick wax * klister wax * lac wax * lad of wax, lad o' wax * lesser wax moth * lost wax * man of wax * medewax, medwax * microcrystalline wax * mind your beeswax, mind your own beeswax * mineral wax * modeling wax, modelling wax * montan wax * mortuary wax * moustache wax * myrtle wax * neat as wax * none of your beeswax * nose of wax * ouricury wax * Pacific wax myrtle * palm wax * paraffin wax, paraffin-wax * Parowax * peat wax * penetrating stain wax * petroleum wax * pisang wax * plant wax * polen wax * put on wax * release wax * rice bran wax * rough wax * scale wax * sealing-wax, sealing wax * seal-wax, sealwax * set-up wax * shellac wax * shoemakers' wax * ski wax * slack wax * soybean wax, soy wax * spermaceti wax * stick to someone like wax * surfboard wax * surf wax * * thermal wax printer * tight as wax * try-in wax * tubercle bacillus wax * unwax * utility wax * vegetable wax * virgin wax * walling wax * wax acid * wax alcohol * wax apple * wax bath * wax bean, waxbean * wax begonia * wax-berry, waxberry * wax-bill, waxbill * wax-billed * waxbird * wax bite * wax blockage * wax boot * wax-bred * wax-bush * wax-butter * wax candle * wax cap * wax-chandler * wax-chandlery, wax-chandry * wax cloth, wax-cloth, waxcloth * wax-cluster * wax-color, wax-colour * wax-comb * wax crayon * wax-creeper * wax-cup * wax cylinder * wax dip * wax doll * wax emulsion * waxen * wax end, wax-end * wax engraving * wax expansion * waxey * wax-eye * wax-farthing * wax figure * wax flower, wax-flower, waxflower * wax form * wax-gland * wax gourd * wax-hair * waxhead * wax-house * waxie * wax injection * wax injector * wax insect, wax-insect * wax jack * wax jambu * wax lancing * wax lathe * waxleaf privet * wax-leather * waxless skis * wax light, wax-light * wax-like, waxlike * wax-maker * wax-making * wax mallow, waxmallow * wax-man * wax model denture * wax-mold, wax-mould * wax moth, wax-moth * wax motor * wax museum * wax myrtle, wax-myrtle * wax-nose * wax-opal * wax painting, wax-painting * wax palm, wax-palm * wax paper, wax-paper * wax pattern * wax pear * wax pigment * wax-pine * wax-pink * wax plant, wax-plant, waxplant * wax play * wax pocket, wax-pocket * wax-pod bean * wax print * wax-proofed * wax-red * wax resist, wax-resist * wax ring * wax rose * wax-scot * wax shoe * wax-shot * wax-silver * wax size * wax stick * wax tablet * wax taper * wax test * wax-tipped bougie * wax tree, wax-tree * wax-type thermostat * wax vine * (Waxweb) * wax-weed * waxwing * wax wood * waxwork * wax-worker * wax-worm, waxworm * waxy * wax yellow * white wax * white wax tree * the whole ball of wax * wool wax * yellow wax * yellow wax pepper

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Made of wax.
  • * , chapter=10
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=He looked round the poor room, at the distempered walls, and the bad engravings in meretricious frames, the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he thought of a room like Father Bryan's, with panelling, with cut glass, with tulips in silver pots, such a room as he had hoped to have for his own.}}
    Synonyms
    * waxen
    Derived terms
    See

    Verb

    (es)
  • To apply wax to (something, such as a shoe, a floor, a car, or an apple), usually to make it shiny.
  • To remove hair at the roots from (a part of the body) by coating the skin with a film of wax that is then pulled away sharply.
  • (informal) To defeat utterly.
  • (slang) To kill, especially to murder a person.
  • *
  • * 2009 , and (w), Dean Koontz's Frankenstein: City of Night , ISBN 9780553593334, page 106:
  • "You telling me you know who really waxed him and your mom?" / "Yeah," she lied. / "Just who pulled the trigger or who ordered it to be pulled?"
  • (transitive, archaic, usually, of a musical or oral performance) To record.
  • Synonyms
    * (apply wax to) polish * (to make smooth and shiny by rubbing) buff, shine, polish, furbish, burnish * bump off, knock off, whack
    Derived terms
    * waxed * waxen * waxer * waxing * wax up

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) , (etyl) (m). It is in its turn cognate with (m). See .

    Verb

  • To increasingly assume the specified characteristic, become.
  • *
  • To grow.
  • * 1602 , (William Shakespeare), , act 1, sc. 3, lines 11-14,
  • For nature, crescent, does not grow alone / In thews and bulks, but, as this temple waxes , / The inward service of the mind and soul / Grows wide withal.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Michael Arlen), title= “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days, chapter=Ep./1/1
  • , passage=And so it had always pleased M. Stutz to expect great things from the dark young man whom he had first seen in his early twenties?; and his expectations had waxed rather than waned on hearing the faint bruit of the love of Ivor and Virginia—for Virginia, M. Stutz thought, would bring fineness to a point in a man like Ivor Marlay, […].}}
  • To appear larger each night as a progression from a new moon to a full moon.
  • Usage notes
    * Older forms are: 2nd per. sing, waxest (label), 3rd per. sing. waxeth (label), and plural form wexen (label). * Alternative simple past form is wex (label) and the alternative past participle is waxen (label).
    Synonyms
    * (to assume specified characteristic) become
    Antonyms
    * (grow) wane * (of the moon) wane
    Derived terms
    * outwax * over-wax, overwax * thorough-wax, thoroughwax, thorow-wax * through-waxen * unwax * wax and wane * wax forth * wax in age * wax in eld * wax lyrical * wax poetic * wax to man's estate * wax wode

    Noun

    (-)
  • (rare) The process of growing.
  • Derived terms
    * wax-kernel * waxless

    Etymology 3

    probably from phrases like (term), (wax wode), and similar (see Etymology 2, above).

    Noun

    (es)
  • (dated, colloquial) An outburst of anger.
  • * 1970 , John Glassco, Memoirs of Montparnasse , New York 2007, page 161:
  • ‘That's him to a T,’ she would murmur; or, ‘Just wait till he reads this’; or, ‘Ah, won't that put him in a wax !’
    Derived terms
    * waxy

    wanest

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (archaic) (wane)

  • wane

    English

    Etymology 1

    The noun is derived from (etyl) ("-ig" being a derivatem suffix, "-er" the suffix of comparatives).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A gradual diminution in power, value, intensity etc.
  • * 1853 , , "Bartleby, the Scrivener," in Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories'', New York: Penguin, 1968; reprinted 1995 as ''Bartleby , ISBN 0146000129, p. 3,
  • In the morning, one might say, his face was of a fine florid hue, but after twelve o'clock, meridian -- his dinner hour -- it blazed like a grate full of Christmas coals; and continued blazing -- but, as it were, with a gradual wane -- till six o'clock, PM, or thereabouts; after which, I saw no more of the proprietor of the face, [...].
  • * 1913 , Michael Ott, The Catholic Encyclopedia , "",
  • His influence which was on the wane during the reign of Joseph II grew still less during the reign of Leopold II (1790-2).
  • The lunar phase during which the sun seems to illuminate less of the moon as its sunlit area becomes less visible from Earth.
  • * 1926 , ",
  • It was very dark, for although the sky was clear the moon was now well in the wane , and would not rise till the small hours.
  • (literary) The end of a period.
  • * 1845 , ,
  • The situation of the Venetian party in the wane of the eighteenth century had become extremely critical.
  • (woodworking) A rounded corner caused by lack of wood, often showing bark.
  • * 2002 , Peter Ross, Appraisal and Repair of Timber Structures , p. 11,
  • Sapwood, or even bark, may appear on the corners, or may have been cut off, resulting in wane , or missing timber.
    Synonyms
    * decrease, decline
    Usage notes
    * When referring to the moon or a time period, the word is found mostly in prepositional phrases like (term) or (term).

    Verb

    (wan)
  • (label) To progressively lose its splendor, value, ardor, power, intensity etc.; to decline.
  • * (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • You saw but sorrow in its waning form.
  • * Sir (Josiah Child) (1630-1699)
  • Land and trade ever will wax and wane together.
  • * 1851 , (Herman Melville), (Moby-Dick) , :
  • I have sat before the dense coal fire and watched it all aglow, full of its tormented flaming life; and I have seen it wane at last, down, down, to dumbest dust.
  • * 1902 , (John Masefield), "":
  • And in the cool twilight when the sea-winds wane
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Michael Arlen), title= “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days, chapter=Ep./1/1
  • , passage=And so it had always pleased M. Stutz to expect great things from the dark young man whom he had first seen in his early twenties?; and his expectations had waxed rather than waned on hearing the faint bruit of the love of Ivor and Virginia—for Virginia, M. Stutz thought, would bring fineness to a point in a man like Ivor Marlay, […].}}
  • (label) Said of light that dims or diminishes in strength.
  • * 1894 , (Algernon Charles Swinburne), :
  • The skies may hold not the splendour of sundown fast; / It wanes into twilight as dawn dies down into day.
  • Said of the Moon as it passes through the phases of its monthly cycle where its surface is less and less visible.
  • * 1866 , (Sabine Baring-Gould), Curious Myths of the Middle Ages , "":
  • The fall of Jack, and the subsequent fall of Jill, simply represent the vanishing of one moon-spot after another, as the moon wanes .
  • (label) Said of a time period that comes to an end.
  • * 1894 , (Algernon Charles Swinburne), "":
  • Fast as autumn days toward winter: yet it seems//Here that autumn wanes not, here that woods and streams
  • To decrease physically in size, amount, numbers or surface.
  • * 1815 , (Walter Scott), (Guy Mannering) , chapter XIX:
  • The snow which had been for some time waning , had given way entirely under the fresh gale of the preceding night.
  • * {{quote-web, date=2012-08-30, author=Ann Gibbons, site=Science Now
  • , title= Genome Brings Ancient Girl to Life , accessdate=2012-09-04 , passage=Denisovans had little genetic diversity, suggesting that their small population waned further as populations of modern humans expanded.}}
  • To cause to decrease.
  • (Ben Jonson)
  • * 1797 , (Anna Seward), Letter to Mrs Childers of Yorkshire :
  • Proud once and princely was the mansion, ere a succession of spendthrifts waned away its splendour.
    Antonyms
    * wax
    Derived terms
    * wax and wane

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) wean.

    Alternative forms

    * wain, waine, wean

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Scotland, slang) A child.
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) , of unclear origins, compare wont.

    Alternative forms

    * wone (Southern England)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chiefly, Northern England, and, Scotland, obsolete) A house or dwelling.
  • Anagrams

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