Pronunciation: bǒks
n.1.(Bot.) A tree or shrub, flourishing in different parts of the world. The common box (Buxus sempervirens) has two varieties, one of which, the dwarf box (Buxus suffruticosa), is much used for borders in gardens. The wood of the tree varieties, being very hard and smooth, is extensively used in the arts, as by turners, engravers, mathematical instrument makers, etc.
Box elder
the ash-leaved maple (Negundo aceroides), of North America.
Box holly
the butcher's broom (Russus aculeatus).
Box thorn
a shrub (Lycium barbarum).
Box tree
the tree variety of the common box.
1.A receptacle or case of any firm material and of various shapes.
2.The quantity that a box contain.
3.A space with a few seats partitioned off in a theater, or other place of public amusement.
Laughed at by the pit, box, galleries, nay, stage.
- Dorset.
4.A chest or any receptacle for the deposit of money; as, a poor box; a contribution box.
5.A small country house.
6.A boxlike shed for shelter; as, a sentry box.
7.(Mach) An axle box, journal box, journal bearing, or bushing.
8.The driver's seat on a carriage or coach.
9.A present in a box; a present; esp. a Christmas box or gift.
10.(Baseball) The square in which the pitcher stands.
11.(Zool.) A Mediterranean food fish; the bogue.
Box beam
(Arch.) a beam made of metal plates so as to have the form of a long box.
Box car
(Railroads) a freight car covered with a roof and inclosed on the sides to protect its contents.
Box chronometer
a ship's chronometer, mounted in gimbals, to preserve its proper position.
Box coat
a thick overcoat for driving; sometimes with a heavy cape to carry off the rain.
Box coupling
a metal collar uniting the ends of shafts or other parts in machinery.
Box crab
(Zool.) a crab of the genus Calappa, which, when at rest with the legs retracted, resembles a box.
Box drain
(Arch.) a drain constructed with upright sides, and with flat top and bottom.
Box girder
(Arch.) a box beam.
Box groove
(Metal Working) a closed groove between two rolls, formed by a collar on one roll fitting between collars on another.
Box metal
a plait that doubles both to the right and the left.
- R. W. Raymond.
Box turtle
(Zool.) a land tortoise or turtle of the genera Cistudo and Emys; - so named because it can withdraw entirely within its shell, which can be closed by hinged joints in the lower shell. Also, humorously, an exceedingly reticent person.
In a box
in a perplexity or an embarrassing position; in difficulty.
- Emerson.
In the wrong box
out of one's place; out of one's element; awkwardly situated.
- Ridley (1554
v. t.1.To inclose in a box.
2.To furnish with boxes, as a wheel.
3.(Arch.) To inclose with boarding, lathing, etc., so as to bring to a required form.
To box a tree
to make an incision or hole in a tree for the purpose of procuring the sap.
To box off
to divide into tight compartments.
To box up
a - To put into a box in order to save; as, he had boxed up twelve score pounds.
b - To confine; as, to be boxed up in narrow quarters.
n.1.A blow on the head or ear with the hand.
A good-humored box on the ear.
- W. Irving.
v. i.1.To fight with the fist; to combat with, or as with, the hand or fist; to spar.
v. t.1.To strike with the hand or fist, especially to strike on the ear, or on the side of the head.
1.To boxhaul.
To box off
(Naut.) to turn the head of a vessel either way by bracing the headyards aback.
To box the compass
(Naut.) to name the thirty-two points of the compass in their order.
Noun1.Boxbox - a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
2.box - private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance; "the royal box was empty"
Synonyms: loge
3.box - the quantity contained in a box; "he gave her a box of chocolates"
Synonyms: boxful
4.box - a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; "his lying got him into a tight corner"
Synonyms: corner
5.box - a rectangular drawing; "the flowchart contained many boxes"
6.box - evergreen shrubs or small trees
Synonyms: boxwood
7.box - 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.box - the driver's seat on a coach; "an armed guard sat in the box with the driver"
Synonyms: box seat
9.box - separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people; "the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold"
10.box - a blow with the hand (usually on the ear); "I gave him a good box on the ear"
Verb1.box - put into a box; "box the gift, please"
Synonyms: package
unbox - remove from a box; "unbox the presents"
2.box - hit with the fist; "I'll box your ears!"
3.box - engage in a boxing match
(computer)box - 1. A computer; especially in the construction "foo box" where foo is some functional qualifier, like "graphics", or the name of an operating system (thus, "Unix box", "MS-DOS box", etc.) "We preprocess the data on Unix boxes before handing it up to the mainframe." The plural "boxen" is sometimes seen.

2. Without qualification in an IBM SNA site, "box" refers specifically to an IBM front-end processor.
To see a box in your dream, signifies your instinctual nature and destructive impulses. Alternatively, you may be trying to preserve and protect some aspect of yourself. The box may also symbolize your limitations and restrictions. To dream that you are opening a box, denotes that things are being revealed about you that were once hidden. Consider your feelings as you open the box. If opening the box fills you will fear, you may be uncovering aspects of yourself that make you feel anxious. Also consider the pun, "being boxed in".Christmas present, archives, armory, arsenal, attic, auditorium, award, bag, balcony, bank, barrel, basement, basket, battle, bay, bin, birthday present, blind alley, blip, blockhouse, blow, bonded warehouse, bookcase, booth, bottle, box in, box seat, box the ears, box up, brawl, broil, buffet, bungalow, bunker, burden, burial case, buttery, cabin, caboose, cadeau, camp, can, capsule, cargo dock, carton, cask, casket, cavity, cell, cellar, cellule, chalet, chamber, chest, chop, circumscribe, clash, close, closet, clout, coffin, collide, combat, come to blows, compartment, confine, conservatory, contend, contest, corner, cot, cote, cottage, cramp, crib, crypt, cuff, cul-de-sac, cupboard, cut, cut and thrust, dead end, dead-end street, deadlock, depository, depot, dock, drawer, dress circle, duel, dump, embox, embrace, encapsulate, encase, enclosed space, encyst, enfold, enshroud, envelop, enwrap, exchange blows, exchequer, extremity, fairing, fauteuil, fence, feud, fight a duel, fill, fix, flap, freight, gallery, gift, give and take, give satisfaction, glory hole, godown, grapple, grapple with, halt, hamper, handsel, haymaker, heap, heap up, hem, hem in, hold, hole, hollow, hutch, impasse, invest, jam, jar, jostle, joust, keep from spreading, keep within bounds, kist, lade, lap, lash, library, limit, load, localize, locker, lodge, log cabin, loge, love nest, lumber room, lumberyard, magasin, magazine, manger, mass, mix it up, mummy case, narrow, nigger heaven, oblation, offering, orchestra, orchestra circle, pack, pack away, package, paradise, parcel, parquet, parquet circle, parterre, paste, peace offering, peanut gallery, pew, pickle, pied-a-terre, pile, pit, plight, pocket, pot, present, presentation, proscenium boxes, punch, qualify, quarrel, rack, rassle, repertory, repository, reservoir, restrict, rick, riot, run a tilt, sack, sarcophagus, scramble, scrape, scuffle, shack, shanty, sheathe, shelf, ship, shroud, skirmish, slap, slap the face, smack, smother, snuggery, sock, spank, spar, spot, stack, stack room, stalemate, stall, stand, standing room, standstill, stint, stock room, stop, storage, store, storehouse, storeroom, stow, strike, stripe, strive, struggle, supply base, supply depot, surround, swaddle, swathe, tank, theatre stall, thrust and parry, tighten, tilt, tin, token punishment, tourney, treasure house, treasure room, treasury, tribute, tussle, vat, vault, wage war, war, warehouse, whack, whip, white elephant, whomp, wine cellar, wrap, wrap about, wrap up, wrestle
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box beam
box calf
box camera
Box car
Box chronometer
box coat
Box coupling
Box crab
Box drain
box elder
box end wrench
box family
box girder
Box groove
Box holly
box huckleberry
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