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
Synonyms: loge

"the royal box was empty"

Related terms: compartment skybox balcony box_seat
3. [ noun ] the quantity contained in a box
Synonyms: boxful

"he gave her a box of chocolates"

Related terms: containerful
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"

Related terms: rectangle
7. [ noun ] the driver's seat on a coach
Synonyms: box_seat

"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
Synonyms: corner

"his lying got him into a tight corner"

Related terms: predicament corner
9. [ verb ] put into a box
Synonyms: package

"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!"

Related terms: hit
12. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2775
13. [ noun ] (botany) evergreen shrubs or small trees
Synonyms: boxwood
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"

Related terms: blow
Similar spelling:   boxy