1) a container, case, or receptacle, usu. rectangular, and often with a lid or cover
2) the quantity contained in a box
3) brit. Chiefly Brit. a gift in a box
4) a compartment for the accommodation of a small number of people, as in a theater
5) a small enclosure in a courtroom for witnesses or the jury
6) a small shelter:
a sentry's box[/ex]
7) brit. Brit.
a) a small house or cottage, as for use while hunting:
a shooting box[/ex]
b) a telephone booth
8) sc box stall
9) rtv inf the box, television
10) jou a part of a printed page containing material enclosed in a border, as an obituary or classified advertisement
11) any enclosing, protective case or housing
12) spo any of various spaces on a baseball diamond marking the playing positions of the pitcher, catcher, batter, or coaches
13) cvb inf Informal.
boom box
14) cvb sts sl. a coffin
15) cvb sts Vulgar Slang.
the vagina or vulva
16) the driver's seat on a coach
17) the section of a wagon in which passengers or parcels are carried
18) to put into a box
19) to enclose or confine as if in a box (often fol. by in or up)
20) to furnish with a box
21) to form into a box or the shape of a box
22) to block so as to keep from passing or achieving a better position (often fol. by in)
23) cvb to group together for consideration as one unit:
to box bills in the legislature[/ex]
24) bui to enclose or conceal (a structure) as with boarding
Etymology: bef. 1000; ME, OE, prob. < LL buxis, a reshaping of L pyxis; see pyx box′like`, adj. II
[[t]bɒks[/t]] n.
1) a blow with the hand or fist:
a box on the ear[/ex]
2) to strike with the hand or fist, esp. on the ear
3) spo to fight against (someone) in a boxing match
4) spo to participate in a boxing match; spar
Etymology: 1300–50; ME; of uncert. orig. III
[[t]bɒks[/t]] n.
1) pln any of various evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Buxus, esp. B. sempervirens, having shiny, elliptic, dark green leaves, used for ornamental borders and hedges and yielding a hard, durable wood
2) pln any of various other shrubs or trees, esp. species of eucalyptus
Etymology: bef. 950; ME, OE < L buxus boxwood < Gk IV
[[t]bɒks[/t]] v. t. Etymology: 1745–55

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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