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'box' - used as a noun
1. a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
he rummaged through a box of spare parts
2. private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
the royal box was empty
3. the quantity contained in a box
he gave her a box of chocolates
4. a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible
5. a rectangular drawing
the flowchart contained many boxes
6. evergreen shrubs or small trees
7. any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or 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
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

'box' - used as a verb
11. put into a box
box the gift, please
12. hit with the fist
I'll box your ears!
13. engage in a boxing match

derived forms
1. Box / Plural
boxes
2. Box / Past
boxed
3. Box / Third Person
boxes
4. Box / Present Participle
boxing
Variations of 'box'
 
Antonym
  • unbox
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    In Australia, a common "Boxing day" activity is surfing.