Box describes a variety of containers and receptacles for permanent use as storage, or for temporary use often for transporting contents.

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  1. A cuboid space; a container, usually with a hinged lid.
  2. As much as fills a such a container.
  3. A compartment of a storage furniture, or of a part of such a furniture, such as of a drawer, shelving, etc.
  4. A compartment to sit in at a theater, courtroom or auditorium.
  5. A small rectangular shelter like a booth.
    a sentry box
  6. A rectangle.
    Place a tick or a cross in the box.
    This text would stand out better if we put it in a box of colour.
  7. An input field on an interactive electronic display.
  8. A numbered receptacle at a newspaper office for anonymous replies to advertisements.
  9. A trap or predicament.
  10. The driver's seat on a coach.
  11. A hard protector for the genitals worn by a batsman or close fielder inside the underpants.
  12. A cylindrical casing around for example a bearing or gland.
  13. The penalty area.
  14. A computer, or the case in which it is housed.
  15. Television.
  16. The vagina.
  17. Coffin.
  18. A pattern usually performed with three balls where the movements of the balls make a boxlike shape.
  19. Horse box.
  20. The rectangle in which the batter stands.
  21. A Mediterranean food fish; the bogue.
  22. A small country house.
    a shooting box

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. Any of various evergreen shrubs or trees of the genus Buxus.
  2. Boxwood: the wood from a box tree.
  3. A musical instrument, especially/usually one made from boxwood.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. A blow with the fist.


  1. To place inside a box; to pack in boxes.
  2. To hem in.
  3. To place a value of a primitive type into a corresponding object.
  4. To mix two containers of paint of similar color to ensure that the color is identical.
  5. To furnish (e.g. a wheel) with boxes.
  6. To enclose with boarding, lathing, etc., so as to bring to a required form.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To strike with fists; to punch.
    box someone's ears
    Leave this place before I box you!
  2. To fight against (a person) in a boxing match.
  3. To participate in boxing; to be a boxer.

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