—verb (used without object) waxed or (Literary) waxen; waxing.
1. to increase in extent, quantity, intensity, power, etc.: Discord waxed at an alarming rate.
2. (of the moon) to increase in the extent of its illuminated portion before the full moon. Compare wane ( def. 4 ) .
3. to grow or become: He waxed angry at the insinuation.
Wordsmith Wednesdays made-up example poem:
Atop the boat, overturned on a bank of grass and thistle,
Resting as she waxes, growing brightly pale,
We hear the ducks fly through darkening indigo; their wings whistle.
In the morning, again we’ll turn it and sail.