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 box box

noun

  • ( ) a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid  ( box )
    a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
     he rummaged through a box of spare parts
    he rummaged through a box of spare parts
  • ( ) private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance  ( box, loge )
    private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
     the royal box was empty
    the royal box was empty
  • ( ) the quantity contained in a box  ( box, boxful )
    the quantity contained in a box
     he gave her a box of chocolates
    he gave her a box of chocolates
  • ( ) a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible  ( box, corner )
    a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible
     his lying got him into a tight corner
    his lying got him into a tight corner
  • a blow with the hand (usually on the ear)  ( box )
    a blow with the hand (usually on the ear)
     I gave him a good box on the ear
    I gave him a good box on the ear
  • separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people  ( box )
    separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people
     the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold
    the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold
  • the driver's seat on a coach  ( box, box seat )
    the driver's seat on a coach
     an armed guard sat in the box with the driver
    an armed guard sat in the box with the driver
  • any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned  ( box )
    any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned
     the umpire warned the batter to stay in the batter's box
    the umpire warned the batter to stay in the batter's box
  • evergreen shrubs or small trees  ( box, boxwood )
    evergreen shrubs or small trees
  • a rectangular drawing  ( box )
    a rectangular drawing
     the flowchart contained many boxes
    the flowchart contained many boxes
  • verb

  • ( ) put into a box  ( box, package )
    put into a box
     box the gift, please
    box the gift, please
  • engage in a boxing match  ( box )
    engage in a boxing match
  • hit with the fist  ( box )
    hit with the fist
     I'll box your ears!
    I'll box your ears!


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