|1.||[ noun ] a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid|
"he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
|Related terms:||container mailbox coffin flat cigar_box snuffbox chest crate window_box poor_box matchbox pencil_box carton pyxis shoebox paintbox casket playbox bandbox strongbox hod cereal_box ballot_box tinderbox tuck_box lid base|
|2.||[ noun ] (theater) private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance|
"the royal box was empty"
|Related terms:||compartment skybox balcony box_seat|
|3.||[ noun ] the quantity contained in a box|
"he gave her a box of chocolates"
|4.||[ noun ] separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people|
"the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold"
|Related terms:||compartment sentry_box press_box witness_box jury_box|
|5.||[ noun ] (baseball) 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"
|Related terms:||area batter's_box ball_field|
|6.||[ noun ] (mathematics,geometry) a rectangular drawing|
"the flowchart contained many boxes"
|7.||[ noun ] the driver's seat on a coach|
"an armed guard sat in the box with the driver"
|Related terms:||seat coach|
|8.||[ noun ] a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible|
"his lying got him into a tight corner"
|Related terms:||predicament corner|
|9.||[ verb ] put into a box|
"box the gift, please"
|Related terms:||unbox encase package packing packer|
|10.||[ verb ] (boxing) engage in a boxing match; in sport|
|Related terms:||fight prizefight spar shadowbox sport boxing|
|11.||[ verb ] hit with the fist|
"I'll box your ears!"
|12.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2775|
|13.||[ noun ] (botany) evergreen shrubs or small trees|
|Related terms:||shrub common_box Buxus boxwood|
|14.||[ noun ] a blow with the hand (usually on the ear)|
"I gave him a good box on the ear"