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Noun: box  bóks
  1. A (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
    "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
  2. Private area in a theatre or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    "the royal box was empty";
    - loge
  3. The quantity contained in a box
    "he gave her a box of chocolates";
    - boxful
  4. A predicament from which a skilful or graceful escape is impossible
    "his lying got him into a tight box";
    - corner
  5. A rectangular drawing
    "the flowchart contained many boxes"
  6. An evergreen shrub or tree (genus Buxus)
    - boxwood
  7. 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"
  8. The driver's seat on a coach
    "an armed guard sat in the box with the driver";
    - box seat
  9. Separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people
    "the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold"
  10. A blow with the hand (usually on the ear)
    "I gave him a good box on the ear"
  11. [Brit, informal] (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, informal], boob tube [N. Amer, informal], telly [Brit, informal], goggle box [Brit, informal], TV
  12. (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
Verb: box  bóks
  1. Put into a box
    "box the gift, please";
    - package
  2. Hit with the fist
    "I'll box your ears!"
  3. (sport) engage in a boxing match

Sounds like: bocks

Derived forms: boxes, boxed, boxing

Type of: area, blow, bush, case, compartment, container, containerful, 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, Peter