Noun: box bóks
Verb: box bóks
- A (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
"he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
- Private area in a theatre or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
"the royal box was empty";
- The quantity contained in a box
"he gave her a box of chocolates";
- A predicament from which a skilful or graceful escape is impossible
"his lying got him into a tight box";
- A rectangular drawing
"the flowchart contained many boxes"
- An evergreen shrub or tree (genus Buxus)
- Any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter, catcher or coaches are positioned
"the umpire warned the batter to stay in the batter's box"
- The driver's seat on a coach
"an armed guard sat in the box with the driver";
- box seat
- Separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people
"the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold"
- A blow with the hand (usually on the ear)
"I gave him a good box on the ear"
- [Brit] (television) an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
- television receiver, television, television set, tv, tv set, idiot box [N. Amer], boob tube [N. Amer], telly [Brit], goggle box [Brit], TV
- (soccer) rectangular area in front of the goal; if a defender fouls in this area the other side are given a penalty kick
- penalty box, penalty area
- Put into a box
"box the gift, please";
- Hit with the fist
"I'll box your ears!"
- (sport) engage in a boxing match
Sounds like: bocks
Derived forms: boxes, boxed, boxing
Type of: area, blow, bush, case, compartment, container, containerful, contend, encase, fight, hit, incase, plight, predicament, quandary, receiver, receiving system, rectangle, seat, shrub, struggle
Part of: balcony, ball field, baseball field, Buxus, coach, coach-and-four, diamond, four-in-hand, genus Buxus, television, television system, TV
Encyclopedia: Box, William