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wax palm any of several palm trees of the Andes, the trunks of which produce a wax used in making candles, polishes, and the like.
wax paper a translucent wrapping paper that has been coated with paraffin to make it moisture-proof.
waxwing any of several birds of the Northern Hemisphere that have showy crests, brownish plumage, and waxy red tips on the secondary feathers.
waxwork an object of art made of wax. [2 definitions]
waxworks (used with a sing. or pl. verb) a museum displaying life-size wax figures, or such a display itself.
waxy made of, covered with, or having an abundance of wax. [2 definitions]
way a road or path leading from one place to another. [12 definitions]
waybill a document that accompanies the goods it lists and that includes shipping instructions.
wayfarer one who travels, esp. on foot.
wayfaring traveling or journeying, esp. on foot.
waylay to attack or accost unexpectedly after lying in wait for. [2 definitions]
wayless combined form of way.
way-out (informal) very unusual or extreme; unconventional; nonconformist.
way out (chiefly British) a route, passage, or door out of a building or other location; exit.
-ways in (such) a way, direction, or manner.
ways and means methods and legislation by which to increase the financial resources available, esp. to a government for distribution. [2 definitions]
wayside land that runs alongside a road. [2 definitions]
way station a minor station on a railroad line, located between more important stations, at which a train stops only when signaled.
wayward difficult to control; willfully disobedient. [3 definitions]
wayworn tired from traveling; travel-weary.
w.c. abbreviation of "water closet," a flush toilet, or a room or booth containing a toilet and often a washbowl.