Definition of Box

1. Noun. A (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid. "He rummaged through a box of spare parts"

2. Verb. Put into a box. "They box the goods"; "Box the gift, please"
Exact synonyms: Package
Generic synonyms: Case, Encase, Incase
Derivative terms: Boxer, Boxing, Package, Package, Packaging
Antonyms: Unbox

3. Noun. Private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance. "The royal box was empty"
Exact synonyms: Loge
Group relationships: Balcony
Terms within: Box Seat
Generic synonyms: Compartment
Specialized synonyms: Skybox

4. Verb. Hit with the fist. "The fighter managed to box his opponent"; "I'll box your ears!"
Generic synonyms: Hit
Derivative terms: Boxer, Boxing

5. Noun. The quantity contained in a box. "He gave her a box of chocolates"
Exact synonyms: Boxful
Generic synonyms: Containerful

6. Verb. Engage in a boxing match. "Sam cannot box Sue "
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Contend, Fight, Struggle
Specialized synonyms: Spar, Prizefight, Shadowbox
Derivative terms: Boxer, Boxing

7. Noun. A predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible. ; "His lying got him into a tight corner"
Exact synonyms: Corner
Generic synonyms: Plight, Predicament, Quandary
Derivative terms: Corner

8. Noun. A rectangular drawing. "The flowchart contained many boxes"
Generic synonyms: Rectangle

9. Noun. Evergreen shrubs or small trees.
Exact synonyms: Boxwood
Group relationships: Buxus, Genus Buxus
Specialized synonyms: Buxus Sempervirens, Common Box, European Box
Terms within: Boxwood, Turkish Boxwood
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

10. Noun. 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"
Generic synonyms: Area
Group relationships: Ball Field, Baseball Field, Diamond
Specialized synonyms: Batter's Box

11. Noun. The driver's seat on a coach. "An armed guard sat in the box with the driver"
Exact synonyms: Box Seat
Group relationships: Coach, Coach-and-four, Four-in-hand
Generic synonyms: Seat

12. Noun. Separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people. "The sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold"
Generic synonyms: Compartment
Specialized synonyms: Jury Box, Press Box, Witness Box, Witness Stand

13. Noun. A blow with the hand (usually on the ear). "I gave him a good box on the ear"
Generic synonyms: Blow

Definition of Box

1. 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.

2. n. A receptacle or case of any firm material and of various shapes.

3. v. t. To inclose in a box.

4. n. A blow on the head or ear with the hand.

5. v. i. To fight with the fist; to combat with, or as with, the hand or fist; to spar.

6. v. t. To strike with the hand or fist, especially to strike on the ear, or on the side of the head.

7. v. t. To boxhaul.

Definition of Box

1. Noun. A cuboid container, usually with a hinged lid. ¹

2. Noun. As much as fills a such a container. ¹

3. Noun. A compartment of a storage furniture, or of a part of such a furniture, such as of a drawer, shelving, etc. ¹

4. Noun. A compartment to sit in at a theater, courtroom or auditorium. ¹

5. Noun. A small rectangular shelter like a booth. ¹

6. Noun. A rectangular border around an image or section of text. ¹

7. Noun. A small, empty area on a writable document, delimited by a border, for filling with a tick mark or an ex. ¹

8. Noun. An input field on an interactive electronic display. ¹

9. Noun. A numbered receptacle at a newspaper office for anonymous replies to advertisements. ¹

10. Noun. A trap or predicament. ¹

11. Noun. The driver's seat on a coach. ¹

12. Noun. (cricket) A hard protector for the genitals worn by a batsman or close fielder inside the underpants. ¹

13. Noun. (engineering) A cylindrical casing around for example a bearing or gland. ¹

14. Noun. (football) The penalty area. ¹

15. Noun. (computing slang) A computer, or the case in which it is housed. (jump computer u s t) ¹

16. Noun. (slang) (''with'' '''the''') Television. ¹

17. Noun. (slang offensive) The vagina. ¹

18. Noun. (euphemistic) coffin. ¹

19. Noun. (juggling) A pattern usually performed with three balls where the movements of the balls make a boxlike shape. ¹

20. Verb. (transitive) To place inside a box; to pack in boxes. ¹

21. Verb. (transitive) (context: usually with 'in') To hem in. ¹

22. Verb. (transitive) (computing) To place a value of a primitive type into a corresponding object. ¹

23. Verb. (transitive) To mix two containers of paint of similar color to ensure that the color is identical. ¹

24. Noun. Any of various evergreen shrubs or trees of the genus ''Buxus''. ¹

25. Noun. Boxwood: the wood from a box tree. ¹

26. Noun. A blow with the fist. ¹

27. Verb. (transitive) To strike with the fists. ¹

28. Verb. (transitive Jamaica African American Vernacular English) To punch (a person). ¹

29. Verb. (transitive) To fight against (a person) in a boxing match. ¹

30. Verb. (intransitive) To participate in boxing; to be a boxer. ¹

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Definition of Box

1. to put in a box (a rectangular container) [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Box

1. Casual term for a DNA sequence that is a characteristic feature of regions that bind regulatory proteins for example homeobox, TATA box and CAAT box. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Box

box-like heart
box-office bomb
box-office bombs
box-to-box midfielder
box-to-box midfielders
box Kodak
box and whiskers plot

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