from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Made of or covered with wax.
- adj. Pale or smooth as wax: waxen skin.
- adj. Weak, pliable, or impressionable: waxen minds.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Grown.
- v. Alternative past participle of wax.
- adj. Made of wax; covered with wax.
- adj. Of or pertaining to wax.
- adj. Having the pale smooth characteristics of wax, waxlike, waxy.
- adj. Easily effaced, as if written in wax.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Made of wax.
- adj. Covered with wax; waxed.
- adj. Resembling wax; waxy; hence, soft; yielding.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Made of wax; covered with wax: as, a waxen tablet.
- Resembling wax; soft as wax; waxy.
- Easily effaced, as if written in wax.
- In zoology:
- Being or consisting of wax: as, the waxen cells of honeycomb.
- Like wax; waxy.
- Waxed; having wax-like appendages: as, the waxen chatterer (the Bohemian waxwing).
- An obsolete or archaic past participle of wax.
- Archaic present indicative plural of wax.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having the paleness of wax
- adj. made of or covered with wax
From Middle English waxen, from Old English weaxen, ġeweaxen, past participle of weaxan ("to wax, grow, be fruitful, increase, become powerful, flourish"). More at wax. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English, from Old English weaxen ("waxen, made of wax"), equivalent to wax + -en. (Wiktionary)