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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How to use waxing moon in a sentence
Look up, for the waxing moon passing over Orion’s head in the night sky.D.C.-area forecast: Spotty light wintry mix ends this morning. Clearer but cold and brisk this weekend. | A. Camden Walker | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
It was a cold October evening, with a waxing moon, and a wind that was rapidly bringing the dead leaves to earth.Elizabeth's Campaign | Mrs. Humphrey Ward
A waxing moon, half-full, rode near the zenith; and as the light of day receded it took on a surprising brilliance.Children of the Desert | Louis Dodge
And it was now so bright that the waxing moon seemed but a pale yellow ghost of itself, hanging huge in the sunset.
She looked for the sun and found he had gone, and overhead and growing brighter was the waxing moon.
That night the fires burnt high and fierce, as the waxing moon set, and the lion left the crouching women and children in peace.