(noun, verb)


1. a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid

- he rummaged through a box of spare parts

Definition categories: man–made, container

2. private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance

- the royal box was empty

Similar word(s): loge

Definition categories: man–made, compartment

3. the quantity contained in a box

- he gave her a box of chocolates

Similar word(s): boxful

Definition categories: quantity, containerful

4. a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible

Similar word(s): corner

Definition categories: state, plight, predicament, quandary

5. a rectangular drawing

- the flowchart contained many boxes

Definition categories: shape, rectangle

6. evergreen shrubs or small trees

Similar word(s): boxwood

Definition categories: plant, bush, shrub

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

Definition categories: man–made, area

8. the driver's seat on a coach

- an armed guard sat in the box with the driver

Definition categories: man–made, seat

9. separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people

- the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold

Definition categories: man–made, compartment

10. a blow with the hand (usually on the ear)

- I gave him a good box on the ear

Definition categories: act, blow

Sentences with box as a noun:

- a box of books

- a sentry box

- Place a tick or a cross in the box.

- This text would stand out better if we put it in a box of colour.

- I'm really in a box now.

- a UNIX box


1. put into a box

- box the gift, please

Similar word(s): package

Definition categories: contact, case, encase, incase

2. hit with the fist

- I'll box your ears!

Definition categories: contact, hit

3. engage in a boxing match

Definition categories: contact, contend, fight, struggle

Sentences with box as a verb:

- box someone's ears

- Leave this place before I box you!