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Box meaning

box - 23 dictionary results

  1. 1. a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; " his lying got him into a tight corner"
  2. 2. engage in a boxing match
  3. 3. hit with the fist; " I'll box your ears!"
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. A receptacle or case of any firm material and of various shapes.
  6. 6. The quantity that a box contain.
  7. 7. A space with a few seats partitioned off in a theater, or other place of public amusement.
  8. 8. A small country house.
  9. 9. A boxlike shed for shelter; as, a sentry box.
  10. 10. An axle box, journal box, journal bearing, or bushing.
  11. 11. A chamber or section of tube in which a valve works; the bucket of a lifting pump.
  12. 12. The driver's seat on a carriage or coach.
  13. 13. A present in a box; a present; esp. a Christmas box or gift.
  14. 14. The square in which the pitcher stands.
  15. 15. A Mediterranean food fish; the bogue.
  16. 16. To inclose in a box.
  17. 17. To furnish with boxes, as a wheel.
  18. 18. To inclose with boarding, lathing, etc., so as to bring to a required form.
  19. 19. A blow on the head or ear with the hand.
  20. 20. To fight with the fist; to combat with, or as with, the hand or fist; to spar.
  21. 21. To boxhaul.
  22. 22. 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.
  23. 23. To put in a box; to strike with the hand.

box - examples of usage

  1. Wynwood's unassuming Lunch Box Gallery has a current group photography show centered on the ideas of isolation, alienation, and passivity.
  2. Oh, but Follett isn’ t in that box.
  3. Get on to your box and go on.
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