The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

1 definition found
 for Waxing kernels
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wax \Wax\ (w[a^]ks), v. i. [imp. Waxed; p. p. Waxed, and
     Obs. or Poetic Waxen; p. pr. & vb. n. Waxing.] [AS.
     weaxan; akin to OFries. waxa, D. wassen, OS. & OHG. wahsan,
     G. wachsen, Icel. vaxa, Sw. v[aum]xa, Dan. voxe, Goth.
     wahsjan, Gr. ? to increase, Skr. waksh, uksh, to grow.
     [root]135. Cf. Waist.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To increase in size; to grow bigger; to become larger or
        fuller; -- opposed to wane.
        [1913 Webster]
              The waxing and the waning of the moon. --Hakewill.
        [1913 Webster]
              Truth's treasures . . . never shall wax ne wane.
                                                    --P. Plowman.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To pass from one state to another; to become; to grow; as,
        to wax strong; to wax warmer or colder; to wax feeble; to
        wax old; to wax worse and worse.
        [1913 Webster]
              Your clothes are not waxen old upon you. --Deut.
                                                    xxix. 5.
        [1913 Webster]
              Where young Adonis oft reposes,
              Waxing well of his deep wound.        --Milton.
        [1913 Webster]
     Waxing kernels (Med.), small tumors formed by the
        enlargement of the lymphatic glands, especially in the
        groins of children; -- popularly so called, because
        supposed to be caused by growth of the body. --Dunglison.
        [1913 Webster]

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229