Definitions of box

  1.   put into a box box the gift please
  2.   a blow with the hand usually on the ear I gave him a good box on the ear
  3.   a usually rectangular container may have a lid he rummaged through a box of spare parts
  4.   separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold
  5.   private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance the royal box was empty
  6.   the driver's seat on a coach an armed guard sat in the box with the driver
  7.   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
  8.   evergreen shrubs or small trees
  9.   the quantity contained in a box he gave her a box of chocolates
  10.   a rectangular drawing the flowchart contained many boxes
  11.   engage in a boxing match in sport
  12.   a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible his lying got him into a tight corner
  13.   engage in a boxing match
  14.   hit with the fist I'll box your ears
  15.   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
  16.   A receptacle or case of any firm material and of various shapes
  17.   The quantity that a box contain
  18.   A space with a few seats partitioned off in a theater or other place of public amusement
  19.   A chest or any receptacle for the deposit of money as a poor box a contribution box
  20.   A small country house
  21.   A boxlike shed for shelter as a sentry box
  22.   An axle box journal box journal bearing or bushing
  23.   A chamber or section of tube in which a valve works the bucket of a lifting pump
  24.   The driver's seat on a carriage or coach
  25.   A present in a box a present esp a Christmas box or gift
  26.   The square in which the pitcher stands
  27.   A Mediterranean food fish the bogue
  28.   To inclose in a box
  29.   To furnish with boxes as a wheel
  30.   To inclose with boarding lathing etc so as to bring to a required form
  31.   A blow on the head or ear with the hand
  32.   To fight with the fist to combat with or as with the hand or fist to spar
  33.   To boxhaul
  34.   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
  35.   To shut up in a box to confine to stow to pack to strike with the fist or hand
  36.   To fight with the fists
  37.   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
  38.   To put into or furnish with boxex
  39.   To strike with the hand or fist
  40.   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
  41.   To put in a box to strike with the hand
  42.   To put into or furnish with a box often with up
  43.   To cuff or buffet
  44.   To spar as with boxing gloves
  45.   A case as of wood or metal a coachman's raised seat
  46.   The quantity that a box will hold
  47.   A slap or cuff
  48.   A small tree or shrub of the spurge family also its wood called boxwood
  49.   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
  50.   A blow with the hand or fist
  51.   A shrub with its wood
  52.   To enclose in a box to furnish with a box to make a hole or cut in a tree to procure the sap
  53.   To give a box to
  54.   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
  55.   To strike with the hand or fist especially to strike on the ear or on the side of the head
  56.   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
  57.   To enclose
  58.   A blow with the fists or clenched hands

Antonyms for box


Quotes of box

  1. We have to think outside the box inside the Constitution find ways to do things that will elevate our security reduce the risk of the incidence of terrorist attack – John Ashcroft
  2. The last thing I stole was a box of Coca Cola from a parked truck in Adelaide I was nice and drunk It was New Year's Eve And that was about 28 years ago – Ronald Biggs
  3. Actually I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography Once the picture is in the box I'm not all that interested in what happens next Hunters after all aren't cooks – Henri Cartier-Bresson
  4. Recently I've been collecting Star Wars figures again When I was a kid I couldn't afford them Now I can so I've been buying them and keeping them in their box for a later date when they'll be worth a lot of money – Mackenzie Crook
  5. A lot of times black actors get stuck in a box They're up against a lot of limitations for the kind of films that they get approached about It's easy to get stuck in a box and just be approached about nothing but urban films – Tyrese Gibson
  6. Young man young man your arm's too short to box with God – James Weldon Johnson
  7. At root fame is a sham I'm not going to live forever and if I am I certainly need don't you to tell me that so that I will buy a car or a box of dried up crackers – Nick Mancuso
  8. You don't have to fight against being placed in a box any more than the number two has to fight against being the number three I mean two is not going to be the number three ever – Michael Nesmith
  9. When the strong box contains no more both friends and flatterers shun the door – Plutarch
  10. You know IBM was almost knocked out of the box by other types of computer software and manufacturing – Roy Romer
  11. Know the function of a fuse box and the appearance of a tripped circuit breaker – Marilyn vos Savant
  12. To keep creating something with this type of music you have to take it out of the box – Brian Setzer
  13. Storytelling is the only studio movie where the censorship is perfectly clear the only studio movie with a big red box covering up a shot I take pride in that and of course in having avoided the fate of Eyes Wide Shut – Todd Solondz
  14. I guess I judge my films by how pleased I am with the work I do so it's kind of on another level If they do well at the box office then that's great Then I'm really pleased about that too – Hugo Weaving
  15. So it didn't do well But now when I talk to kids who are first seeing it they're surprised to hear the movie failed at the box office Sometimes that's what happens – David Zucker

Usage examples for box

  1. He found nothing in his box – Dorian by Nephi Anderson
  2. This paper box strike is a lot more important than that meeting – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  3. He heard every word that came in about that hot box – Empire Builders by Francis Lynde
  4. “ I say can't you put the things inside and then I can ride on the box – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  5. Why Joe things will keep jest as well in that box as they would in one of your tony 'frigerators an' I ain't sure but it's better – The Princess and Joe Potter by James Otis
  6. “ Where's my Christmas box – My Book of Indoor Games by Clarence Squareman
  7. And may I have a box to put my money in – A Missionary Twig by Emma L. Burnett
  8. Yes the box was there – A Son of the Hills by Harriet T. Comstock
  9. They took a table in a box – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  10. Then the box has been opened said Brian ” – Under Padlock and Seal by Charles Harold Avery
  11. The box having filled with water just as I had feared it would do sank slowly down and we were left in the water – The Mysterious Shin Shira by George Edward Farrow
  12. He took up the box – The Irish Fairy Book by Various
  13. The box is good and big – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  14. “ I'd forgotten a most important paper said he as he relocked the box – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  15. Rose knew what was in the box – The-Chaperon by James, Henry
  16. Won't you take the box Capitano ” – A Queen's Error by Henry Curties
  17. He took them gently off the perch and put them in a box – The Sun's Babies by Edith Howes
  18. Maybe we can box him in – Code Three by Rick Raphael
  19. Jimmy can't you see my box – The Truth About America by Edward Money
  20. He closed the door after him and sat down on a box – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman

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