What is box?

  • (verb): Put into a box.
    Example: "Box the gift, please"
    Synonyms: package
    See also — Additional definitions below


Box (plural boxes) describes a variety of containers and receptacles for permanent use as storage, or for temporary use often for transporting contents.

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Ventura Bus Lines - History - Early History
... Cornwall began operating a bus route between Box Hill and the city, and later running buses along dirt tracks between Box Hill and Mentone, which roughly equates to the eastern section of bus ... on the corner of Station Street and Canterbury Road, in Box Hill South ...
Packing Problem - Related Fields
... de Bruijn's theorem A box can be packed with a harmonic brick a × a b × a b c if the box has dimensions a p × a b q × a b c r for some natural numbers p, q, r (i.e ... the box is a multiple of the brick.) The study of polyomino tilings largely concerns two classes of problems to tile a rectangle with congruent tiles, and to pack ...
The Box (TV series)
... The Box was an Australian soap opera than ran on Network Ten from 11 February 1974 until October 1977 ... The Box was produced by Crawford Productions who at the time was having great success producing police procedural television series in Australia ... The Box was Crawford's first soap opera, and was launched as a reaction to the enormous success of adult soap opera Number 96 ...
Mecano - Discography - Other Releases
... The CDs inside the box are in digipack format ... The box contains 8 original-CDs of their official discography in Spanish, yet it doesn't include albums in Italian or French ... The box contains 6 studio-albums + 1 live-album + 1 "CD Bonus" with previously unreleased songs) Tripack Mecano Grandes Éxitos - 2005 (a pack in the shape of 3-gate ...
Blue Box
... A blue box is an unauthorized electronic device that generates the same tones employed by a telephone operator's dialing console to switch long-distance calls ... A blue box is a tool that emerged in the 1960s and 70s it allowed users to route their own calls by emulating the in-band signaling mechanism that then controlled ... The most typical use of a blue box was to place free telephone calls ...

More definitions of "box":

  • (noun): A blow with the hand (usually on the ear).
    Example: "I gave him a good box on the ear"
  • (noun): Any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned.
    Example: "The umpire warned the batter to stay in the batter's box"
  • (noun): A predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible.
    Synonyms: corner
  • (noun): The quantity contained in a box.
    Example: "He gave her a box of chocolates"
    Synonyms: boxful
  • (noun): Evergreen shrubs or small trees.
    Synonyms: boxwood
  • (noun): A rectangular drawing.
    Example: "The flowchart contained many boxes"
  • (verb): Hit with the fist.
    Example: "I'll box your ears!"
  • (noun): The driver's seat on a coach.
    Example: "An armed guard sat in the box with the driver"
    Synonyms: box seat
  • (noun): Separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people.
    Example: "The sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold"
  • (noun): A (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid.
    Example: "He rummaged through a box of spare parts"
  • (noun): Private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance.
    Example: "The royal box was empty"
    Synonyms: loge
  • (verb): Engage in a boxing match.

Famous quotes containing the word box:

    To be black and an intellectual in America is to live in a box.... On the box is a label, not of my own choosing.
    Stephen Carter (b. 1954)

    Such as boxed
    Their feelings properly, complete to tags
    A box for dark men and a box for Other
    Would often find the contents had been scrambled.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    I shall return in the dark and be seen,
    Be led to my own room by well-intentioned hands,
    Placed in a box with a lid whose underside is dark
    So as to grow....
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)