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Definition 1: a blow with the hand (usually on the ear) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where box or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I gave him a good box on the ear

(box is a kind of ...) a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

"a blow on the head"

Definition 2: a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where box or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he rummaged through a box of spare parts

(box is a kind of ...) any 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)

(... is a kind of box ) a box where voters deposit their ballots

(... is a kind of box ) a box containing a collection of cubes or tubes of artists' paint

(... is a kind of box ) a box for holding pencils

(... is a kind of box ) a box for a child's toys and personal things (especially at a boarding school)

(... is a kind of box ) box for collecting alms, especially one in a church

(... is a kind of box ) a small box used by ancient Greeks to hold medicines

(... is a kind of box ) a shallow rectangular box with a transparent front used to protect and display small items (jewelry, coins, etc.)

(... is a kind of box ) an oblong rectangular (usually cardboard) box designed to hold a pair of shoes

(... is a kind of box ) a small ornamental box for carrying snuff in your pocket

(... is a kind of box ) a strongly made box for holding money or valuables; can be locked

(... is a kind of box ) a box for holding tinder

(... is a kind of box ) a box for storing eatables (especially at boarding school)

(... is a kind of box ) a box for holding matches

(... is a kind of box ) a private box for delivery of mail

(... is a kind of box ) a long narrow box for growing plants on a windowsill

(... is a kind of box ) a light cylindrical box for holding light articles of attire (especially hats)

(... is a kind of box ) a box made of cardboard; opens by flaps on top

(... is a kind of box ) small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables

(... is a kind of box ) a paper box in which breakfast cereals are sold

(... is a kind of box ) box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy

(... is a kind of box ) a box for holding cigars

(... is a kind of box ) box in which a corpse is buried or cremated

(... is a kind of box ) a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping

(... is a kind of box ) a shallow box in which seedlings are started

(... is a kind of box ) an open box attached to a long pole handle; bricks or mortar are carried on the shoulder

(box is a part of ...) a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit

"a tub should sit on its own base"

(box is a part of ...) a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening at the top of a box, chest, jar, pan, etc.

"he raised the piano lid"

Definition 3: separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where box or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold

(box is a kind of ...) a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area

(... is a kind of box ) an enclosure within a courtroom for the jury

(... is a kind of box ) box reserved for reporters (as at a sports event)

(... is a kind of box ) a box enclosure for a witness when testifying

Definition 4: private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where box or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the royal box was empty

Synonyms for box in the sense of this definition

(box is a kind of ...) a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area

(... is a kind of box ) an elevated box for viewing events at a sports stadium

(box is a part of ...) a special seat in a theater or grandstand box

(... is part of box) an upper floor projecting from the rear over the main floor in an auditorium

Definition 5: the driver's seat on a coach - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where box or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an armed guard sat in the box with the driver

Synonyms for box in the sense of this definition

(box is a kind of ...) furniture that is designed for sitting on

"there were not enough seats for all the guests"

(... is part of box) a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver

Definition 6: any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where box or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the umpire warned the batter to stay in the batter's box

(box is a kind of ...) a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function

"the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"

(... is a kind of box ) an area on a baseball diamond (on either side of home plate) marked by lines within which the batter must stand when at bat

(... is part of box) the baseball playing field

Definition 7: evergreen shrubs or small trees - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for box in the sense of this definition

(box is a kind of ...) a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

(... is a kind of box ) large slow-growing evergreen shrub or small tree with multiple stems; extensively used for hedges or borders and topiary figures

(... is a member of box) type genus of the Buxaceae

(box is made of the substance ...) very hard tough close-grained light yellow wood of the box (particularly the common box); used in delicate woodwork: musical instruments and inlays and engraving blocks

Definition 8: the quantity contained in a box - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where box or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave her a box of chocolates

Synonyms for box in the sense of this definition

(box is a kind of ...) the quantity that a container will hold

Definition 9: a rectangular drawing - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where box or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the flowchart contained many boxes

(box is a kind of ...) a parallelogram with four right angles

Definition 10: a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible - [noun denoting state]

Samples where box or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his lying got him into a tight corner

Synonyms for box in the sense of this definition

(box is a kind of ...) a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one

"finds himself in a most awkward predicament" "the woeful plight of homeless people"

Definition 11: hit with the fist - [verb of contact]

Samples where box or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'll box your ears!

(box is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

Definition 12: engage in a boxing match - [verb of contact]

(box is a kind of ...) be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

"the tribesmen fought each other" "Siblings are always fighting" "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

(... is a kind of box ) box lightly

(... is a kind of box ) box for a prize or money

(... is a kind of box ) go through boxing motions without an opponent

(box belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 13: put into a box - [verb of contact]

Samples where box or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • box the gift, please

Synonyms for box in the sense of this definition

(box is a kind of ...) enclose in, or as if in, a case

"my feet were encased in mud"

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