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box - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'box' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Box [ n.]
- A tree or shrub, flourishing in different parts of the world. The common box (Buxus sempervirens) has two varieties, one of which, the dwarf box (B. suffruticosa), is much used for borders in gardens. The wood of the tree varieties, being very hard and smooth, is extensively used in the arts, as by turners, engravers, mathematical instrument makers, etc.
- A receptacle or case of any firm material and of various shapes.
- The quantity that a box contain.
- A space with a few seats partitioned off in a theater, or other place of public amusement.
- A chest or any receptacle for the deposit of money; as, a poor box; a contribution box.
- A small country house.
- A boxlike shed for shelter; as, a sentry box.
- An axle box, journal box, journal bearing, or bushing.
- A chamber or section of tube in which a valve works; the bucket of a lifting pump.
- The driver's seat on a carriage or coach.
- A present in a box; a present; esp. a Christmas box or gift.
- The square in which the pitcher stands.
- A Mediterranean food fish; the bogue.
- A blow on the head or ear with the hand.
2 . Box [ v. i.]
- To fight with the fist; to combat with, or as with, the hand or fist; to spar.
3 . Box [ v. t.]
- To inclose in a box.
- To furnish with boxes, as a wheel.
- To inclose with boarding, lathing, etc., so as to bring to a required form.
- To strike with the hand or fist, especially to strike on the ear, or on the side of the head.
- To boxhaul.

Meaning of 'box' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . box [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the driver's seat on a coach
Example in sentence:
  • an armed guard sat in the box with the driver
Meaning (2):
- the quantity contained in a box
Example in sentence:
  • he gave her a box of chocolates
Meaning (3):
- a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
Example in sentence:
  • he rummaged through a box of spare parts
Meaning (4):
- a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible
Example in sentence:
  • his lying got him into a tight corner
Meaning (5):
- a blow with the hand (usually on the ear)
Example in sentence:
  • I gave him a good box on the ear
Meaning (6):
- a rectangular drawing
Example in sentence:
  • the flowchart contained many boxes
Meaning (7):
- private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
Example in sentence:
  • the royal box was empty
Meaning (8):
- separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people
Example in sentence:
  • the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold
Meaning (9):
- any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned
Example in sentence:
  • the umpire warned the batter to stay in the batter's box
10 . box [ v]
Meaning (10):
- put into a box
Example in sentence:
  • box the gift, please
Meaning (11):
- hit with the fist
Example in sentence:
  • I'll box your ears!