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    box - Dictionary definition and meaning for word box

    Definition
    (noun) a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
    Example Sentence
    • he rummaged through a box of spare parts
    Definition
    (noun) private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    Synonyms : loge
    Example Sentence
    • the royal box was empty
    Definition
    (noun) the quantity contained in a box
    Synonyms : boxful
    Example Sentence
    • he gave her a box of chocolates
    Definition
    (noun) a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible
    Synonyms : corner
    Example Sentence
    • his lying got him into a tight corner
    Definition
    (noun) a rectangular drawing
    Example Sentence
    • the flowchart contained many boxes
    Definition
    (noun) evergreen shrubs or small trees
    Synonyms : boxwood
    Definition
    (noun) any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned
    Example Sentence
    • the umpire warned the batter to stay in the batter's box
    Definition
    (noun) the driver's seat on a coach
    Synonyms : box seat
    Example Sentence
    • an armed guard sat in the box with the driver
    Definition
    (noun) separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people
    Example Sentence
    • the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold
    Definition
    (noun) a blow with the hand (usually on the ear)
    Example Sentence
    • I gave him a good box on the ear
    Definition
    (verb) put into a box
    Synonyms : package
    Example Sentence
    • box the gift, please
    Definition
    (verb) hit with the fist
    Example Sentence
    • I'll box your ears!
    Definition
    (verb) engage in a boxing match
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