Waxing (Moon)

   The phases of the Moon going from non-existent to full. See Waning.

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  • waxing moon — the moon at any time after new moon and before full moon, so called because its illuminated area is increasing. Cf. waning moon. See diag. under moon. [1660 70] * * * waxing moon, the moon between the new moon and full moon …   Useful english dictionary

  • waxing moon — the moon at any time after new moon and before full moon, so called because its illuminated area is increasing. Cf. waning moon. See diag. under moon. [1660 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • waxing moon — noun The moon at any time after new moon and before full moon. Syn: crescent moon Ant: waning moon …   Wiktionary

  • waxing moon — /ˌwæksɪŋ ˈmun/ (say .waksing moohn) noun → moon (def. 2e) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Waxing (disambiguation) — Waxing is a temporary method of hair removal, which removes the hair from the root, including: *Bikini waxing *Male genital waxingWaxing may also refer to:*Waxing, any method of applying wax to a surface as a lubricant **Ski wax **Surfboard wax… …   Wikipedia

  • Moon Knight — Cover art for Moon Knight (vol. 4) #1. Art by David Finch and Frank D Armata. Publication information Publisher …   Wikipedia

  • moon — Synonyms and related words: April showers, Artemis, Ashtoreth, Astarte, Cynthia, Diana, Hecate, Hekate, Luna, Phoebe, Proteus, Selene, abundant year, academic year, annum, artificial satellite, be absent, bissextile year, bum around, calendar… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • waxing — I noun 1. the application of wax to a surface (Freq. 1) • Derivationally related forms: ↑wax • Hypernyms: ↑application, ↑coating, ↑covering 2. a gradual increase in magnitude or extent …   Useful english dictionary

  • moon —    The waxing moon was long thought to promote healthy growth; this was the time to plant seeds, cut one s hair (so that it would grow back thickly), or undertake new business; animals and children begotten or born with the waxing or full moon… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • moon — mooner, n. moonless, adj. /moohn/, n. 1. the earth s natural satellite, orbiting the earth at a mean distance of 238,857 miles (384,393 km) and having a diameter of 2160 miles (3476 km). 2. this body during a particular lunar month, or during a… …   Universalium

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