waxing moon

  1. the moon at any time after the new moon and before the full moon, so called because its illuminated area is increasing.: Compare waning moon.

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Origin of waxing moon

First recorded in 1660–70

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How to use waxing moon in a sentence

  • That night the fires burnt high and fierce, as the waxing moon set, and the lion left the crouching women and children in peace.

    Tales of Space and Time | Herbert George Wells