HyperDic: box

English > 13 senses of the word box:
NOUNartifactboxa (usually rectangular) container
artifactbox, logeprivate area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
quantitybox, boxfulthe quantity contained in a box
statebox, cornera predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible
shapeboxa rectangular drawing
plantbox, boxwoodevergreen shrubs or small trees
artifactboxany one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned
artifactbox, box seatthe driver's seat on a coach / coach
artifactboxseparate partitioned area in a public place for a few people
actboxa blow with the hand (usually on the ear)
VERBcontactbox, packageput into a box
contactboxhit with the fist
contactboxengage in a boxing match
box > pronunciation
Soundsbaa'ks
Rhymesboondocks ... xerox / Xerox: 36 rhymes with aaks...
English > box: 13 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid.
Example"he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
PartsbaseA flat bottom on which something is intended to sit
lidA movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening at the top of a box, chest, jar, pan, etc.
Narrowerballot boxA box where voters deposit their ballots
bandboxA light cylindrical box for holding light articles of attire (especially hats)
cartonA box made of cardboard
casket, jewel casketsmall / small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables
cereal boxA paper box in which breakfast cereals are sold
chestbox with a lid
cigar boxA box for holding cigars
coffin, casketbox in which a corpse is buried or cremated
crateA rugged box (usually made of wood)
flatA shallow box in which seedlings are started
hodAn open box attached to a long pole handle
mailbox, letter boxA private box for delivery of mail
matchboxA box for holding matches
paintboxA box containing a collection of cubes or tubes of artists' paint
pencil box, pencil caseA box for holding pencils
playbox, play-boxA box for a child's toys and personal things (especially at a boarding school)
poor box, alms box, mite boxbox for collecting alms, especially one in a church
pyxisA small box used by ancient Greeks to hold medicines
shadow boxA shallow rectangular box with a transparent front used to protect and display small items (jewelry, coins, etc.)
shoeboxAn oblong rectangular (usually cardboard) box designed to hold a pair of shoes
snuffboxA small ornamental box for carrying snuff in your pocket
strongbox, deedboxA strongly made box for holding money or valuables
tinderboxA box for holding tinder
tuck boxA box for storing eatables (especially at boarding school)
window boxA long narrow box for growing plants on a windowsill
BroadercontainerAny object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
Spanishcaja
Catalancaixa, capsa
Adjectivesboxyresembling a box in rectangularity
Verbsboxput into a box
English > box: 13 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningprivate area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance.
Example"the royal box was empty"
Synonymloge
Part ofbalconyAn upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor in an auditorium
Partsbox seatA special seat in a theater or grandstand box
NarrowerskyboxAn elevated box for viewing events at a sports stadium
BroadercompartmentA partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger / larger enclosed area
Spanishpalco
Catalancaixa, llotja
English > box: 13 senses > noun 3, quantity
MeaningThe quantity contained in a box.
Example"he gave her a box of chocolates"
Synonymboxful
BroadercontainerfulThe quantity that a container will hold
English > box: 13 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningA predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible.
Synonymcorner
Broaderpredicament, quandary, plightA situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
Spanishtrampa
English > box: 13 senses > noun 5, shape
MeaningA rectangular drawing.
Example"the flowchart contained many boxes"
BroaderrectangleA parallelogram with four right angles
Spanishcaja, casilla
English > box: 13 senses > noun 6, plant
Meaningevergreen shrubs or small trees.
Synonymboxwood
Member ofBuxus, genus Buxustype genus of the Buxaceae
Narrowercommon box, European box, Buxus sempervirenslarge slow-growing evergreen shrub or small tree with multiple stems
Broadershrub, bushA low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
Substancesboxwood, Turkish boxwoodVery hard tough / tough close-grained light yellow wood of the box (particularly the common box)
Spanishboj
Catalanboix
English > box: 13 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningAny one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned.
Example"the umpire warned the batter to stay in the batter's box"
Part ofball field, baseball field, diamondThe baseball playing field
Narrowerbatter's boxAn area on a baseball diamond (on either side of home plate) marked by lines within which the batter must stand when at bat
BroaderareaA part of a structure having some specific characteristic / characteristic or function
English > box: 13 senses > noun 8, artifact
MeaningThe driver's seat on a coach / coach.
Example"an armed guard sat in the box with the driver"
Synonymbox seat
Part ofcoach, four-in-hand, coach-and-fourA carriage pulled by four horses with one driver
Broaderseatfurniture that is designed for sitting on
Spanishasiento de caseta, caseta
English > box: 13 senses > noun 9, artifact
Meaningseparate partitioned area in a public place for a few people.
Example"the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold"
Narrowerjury boxAn enclosure within a courtroom for the jury
press boxbox reserved for reporters (as at a sports event)
witness box, witness standA box enclosure for a witness when testifying
BroadercompartmentA partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger / larger enclosed area
English > box: 13 senses > noun 10, act
MeaningA blow with the hand (usually on the ear).
Example"I gave him a good box on the ear"
BroaderblowA powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
Spanishcachete
Verbsboxhit with the fist
boxengage in a boxing match
English > box: 13 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningput into a box.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey box the goods
Example"box the gift, please"
Synonympackage
Broaderencase, incase, caseenclose in, or as if in, a case
OppositeunboxRemove from a box
Spanishempaquetar
Catalanempaquetar
Nounsboxa (usually rectangular) container
boxera workman employed to pack things into containers
boxingthe enclosure of something in a package or box
English > box: 13 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaninghit with the fist.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThe fighter managed to box his opponent
Example"I'll box your ears!"
BroaderhitDeal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
Spanishdar un puñetazo
Nounsboxa blow with the hand (usually on the ear)
boxersomeone who fights with his fists for sport
boxingfighting with the fists
English > box: 13 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningEngage in a boxing match.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelSam and Sue box; Sam cannot box Sue
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
Narrowerprizefightbox for a prize / prize or money
shadowboxGo through boxing motions without an opponent
sparbox lightly
Broadercontend, fight, struggleBe engaged in a fight
Spanishboxear
Catalanboxar, boxejar
Nounsboxa blow with the hand (usually on the ear)
boxersomeone who fights with his fists for sport
boxingfighting with the fists

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