Definitions of box

  1. To furnish with boxes, as a wheel.
  2. To inclose with boarding, lathing, etc., so as to bring to a required form.
  3. To boxhaul.
  4. To shut up in a box; to confine; to stow; to pack; to strike with the fist or hand.
  5. To put into or . furnish with boxex.
  6. To strike with the hand or fist.
  7. To put in a box; to strike with the hand.
  8. To put into or furnish with a box; often with up.
  9. To cuff or buffet.
  10. To strike with the hand or fist, especially to strike on the ear, or on the side of the head.
  11. To fight with the fist; to combat with, or as with, the hand or fist; to spar.
  12. To fight with the fists.
  13. engage in a boxing match; in sport
  14. To spar, as with boxing- gloves.
  15. To enclose in a box; to furnish with a box; to make a hole or cut in a tree, to procure the sap.
  16. To give a box to.
  17. To make to turn on her keel. To box the compass, to go over the points of the compass in either order. Wrong box, mistaken.
  18. To enclose.
  19. a ( usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; " he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
  20. separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people; " the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold"
  21. private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance; " the royal box was empty"
  22. 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"
  23. evergreen shrubs or small trees
  24. a rectangular drawing; " the flowchart contained many boxes"
  25. a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; " his lying got him into a tight corner"
  26. engage in a boxing match
  27. hit with the fist; " I'll box your ears!"
  28. 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.
  29. A receptacle or case of any firm material and of various shapes.
  30. The quantity that a box contain.
  31. A space with a few seats partitioned off in a theater, or other place of public amusement.
  32. A chest or any receptacle for the deposit of money; as, a poor box; a contribution box.
  33. A boxlike shed for shelter; as, a sentry box.
  34. An axle box, journal box, journal bearing, or bushing.
  35. A chamber or section of tube in which a valve works; the bucket of a lifting pump.
  36. The driver's seat on a carriage or coach.
  37. A present in a box; a present; esp. a Christmas box or gift.
  38. The square in which the pitcher stands.
  39. A blow on the head or ear with the hand.
  40. An evergreen shrub; a case or container with a bottom and sides, which has, or may have, a lid; the quantity such a case contains; the driver's seat on a carriage; a compartment in a theater or other public place; a place of shelter for a man on duty; as a sentry box; a blow on the head with the fist or hand.
  41. A tree remarkable for the hardness and smoothness of its wood: a case or receptable for holding anything: the contents of a box: a small house or lodge: a private seat in a theatre: the driver's seat on a carriage. - TO BE IN A BOX, to be in difficulty, or in a compromising position. ( Amer.) The phrase TO BE IN THE WRONG BOX has, It seems, a respectable antiquity. “ if you will hear how St. Augustine expoundeth that place, you shall perceive that you are in a wrong box."- Ridley ( 1554). “ I perceive that you and I are in a wrong box."- J. Udall ( 1588).
  42. An evergreen tree, or its wood; a wooden case; seat in a theatre; the driver's seat in a carriage; a blow with the hand.
  43. A case, as of wood or metal; a coachman's raised seat.
  44. The quantity that a box will hold.
  45. A slap or cuff.
  46. A small tree or shrub of the spurge family; also, its wood, called boxwood.
  47. A case of any size and material for containing anything; the contents of the case; a money- chest; the case that contains the compass; an enclosed space, such as a seat in a theatre; a cylindrical hollow iron used in wheels, in which the axletree runs; a hollow tube in a pump, closed with a valve; the driver's seat on a coach; a small lodge.
  48. A blow with the hand or fist.
  49. A shrub with its wood.
  50. A case or hollow vessel of any size and shape, and made of any material; a seat separated from others; a shrub having a fine close- grained wood.
  51. A blow with the fists or clenched hands.