sealing wax

sealing wax
seal|ing wax [ `silıŋ ,wæks ] noun uncount
a hard substance that MELTS (=becomes like a liquid) when you heat it, used for putting a SEAL on a letter, document, etc.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Sealing wax — is a material which, after melting, quickly hardens (to paper, parchment, ribbons and wire, and other material) forming a bond that cannot be separated without noticeable tampering. Wax is used to verify something such as a document is unopened,… …   Wikipedia

  • Sealing wax — Seal ing wax A compound of the resinous materials, pigments, etc., used as a material for seals, as for letters, documents, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sealing wax — n. a combination of resin and turpentine used for sealing letters, dry cells, etc.: it is hard at normal temperatures but softens when heated …   English World dictionary

  • sealing wax — n [U] a red substance that melts and becomes hard again quickly, used for closing letters, documents etc, especially in the past …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sealing wax — ► NOUN ▪ a mixture of shellac and rosin with turpentine and pigment, softened by heating and used to make seals …   English terms dictionary

  • sealing wax — noun fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters • Syn: ↑seal • Derivationally related forms: ↑seal (for: ↑seal) • Hypernyms: ↑fastener, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sealing wax — N UNCOUNT Sealing wax is a hard, usually red, substance that melts quickly and is used for putting seals on documents or letters …   English dictionary

  • sealing wax — smalka statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Trapi, žemos minkštėjimo temperatūros masė, sakų, šelako ir pigmentų mišinys. atitikmenys: angl. sealing wax rus. сургуч …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sealing wax — a resinous preparation, soft when heated, used for sealing letters, documents, etc. [1300 50; ME] * * *       substance formerly in wide use for sealing letters and attaching impressions of seals to documents. In medieval times it consisted of a… …   Universalium

  • sealing wax — type of wax used for sealing letters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sealing wax — seal′ing wax n. a resinous preparation, soft when heated, used for sealing letters, documents, etc • Etymology: 1300–50 …   From formal English to slang

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