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definition of the word box

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Middle English < Old English < Late Latin buxis < Ancient Greek πυξίς (puksis), box) from πύξος (puksos), box tree). Compare German Büchse.



box (plural boxes) (see also Usage notes below)

  1. A rectangular container, usually with a hinged lid.
  2. As much as fills a box.
    a box of books
  3. A compartment to sit in at a theater, courtroom or auditorium.
  4. A small rectangular shelter like a booth.
  5. A rectangular border around an image or section of text.
  6. A numbered receptacle at a newspaper office for anonymous replies to advertisements.
  7. A trap or predicament.
    I'm really in a box now.
  8. The driver's seat on a coach.
  9. (cricket) A hard protector for the genitals worn by a batsman or close fielder inside the underpants.
  10. (engineering) A cylindrical casing around for example a bearing or gland.
  11. (soccer) The penalty area.
  12. (computing, slang) A computer, or the case in which it is housed. usage syn. transl.
    a UNIX box
  13. (slang) (with the) Television.
  14. (slang) The vagina.

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