box


box
box
box1 [bäks]
n.
[ME & OE, a container, box < VL buxis < L buxus, boxwood < Gr pyxos]
1. any of various kinds of containers, usually rectangular and lidded, made of cardboard, wood, or other stiff material; case; carton
2. the contents or capacity of a box
3. Chiefly Brit. a gift, esp. a Christmas present, in a boxa gift, esp. a Christmas present, in a box
4. [< the toolbox under the seat] the driver's seat on a coach
5. a boxlike thing, opening, or compartment
6. a small, enclosed group of seats, as in a theater, stadium, etc.
7. a small booth or shelter for persons on outdoor duty [a sentry box]
8. a small country house used by sportsmen [a grouse box]
9. BOX STALL
10. a space or section for a certain person or group [a press box, jury box]
11.
a) a short newspaper article or advertisement enclosed in borders
b) any of the enclosed sets of lines and spaces on a printed form
12. [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] television or a television set: used with the
13. Slang the vulva or vagina: somewhat vulgar
14. Baseball any of certain designated areas outlined on the playing field for the batter, catcher, and first-base and third-base coaches
15. Mech. a protective casing for a part [a journal box]
vt.
1. to provide with a box
2. to put into a box, etc., as for storage or shipment
3. to boxhaul
adj.
1. shaped or made like a box
2. packaged in a box
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box in
1. BOX UP (sense 1)
2. to block and thus prevent (another racer) from getting ahead
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box out
Basketball to block (an opponent) so as to prevent that player from getting a rebound
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box the compass
1. to name the thirty-two points of the compass in order: compasses were kept in boxes
2. to make a complete circuit, returning to the starting point
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box up
1. to keep in; surround or confine
2. to encase with sheathing boards, or laths
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in a box
Informal in difficulty or a dilemma
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outside of the box or outside the box
Informal in a fresh, inventive, unconventional way
boxlike
adj.
box2 [bäks]
n.
[ME < ?]
a blow struck with the hand or fist, esp. on the ear or the side of the head
vt.
1. to strike with such a blow
2. to engage in a boxing match with
vi.
to fight with the fists; engage in boxing
box3 [bäks]
n.
[ME & OE < L buxus < Gr pyxos]
1. any of a genus (Buxus) of evergreen shrubs or small trees of the box family with small, leathery leaves: some species are used as hedge plants or shaped as garden ornaments
2. BOXWOOD (sense 1)
adj.
designating a family (Buxaceae, order Euphorbiales) of dicotyledonous evergreen shrubs and trees, including pachysandra

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