1. [ noun ] (work) the application of wax to a surface
Related terms: application wax
2. [ adjective ] (of the moon) pertaining to the period during which the visible surface of the moon increases

"the waxing moon passes from new to full"

Related terms: waning
3. [ noun ] a gradual increase in magnitude or extent

"the waxing of the moon"

Related terms: waning increase
Similar spelling:   waking