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1box

noun \ˈbäks\
plural box or box·es

Definition of BOX

:  an evergreen shrub or small tree (genus Buxus of the family Buxaceae, the box family) with opposite entire leaves and capsular fruits; especially :  a widely cultivated shrub (B. sempervirens) used for hedges, borders, and topiary figures

Origin of BOX

Middle English, from Old English, from Latin buxus, from Greek pyxos
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil

Rhymes with BOX

2box

noun

Definition of BOX

1
:  a rigid typically rectangular container with or without a cover <a cigar box>: as
a :  an open cargo container of a vehicle
b :  coffin
2
:  the contents of a box especially as a measure of quantity
3
:  a box or boxlike container and its contents: as
a British :  a gift in a box
b :  an automobile transmission
c :  television
d :  a signaling apparatus <alarm box>
e :  a usually self-contained piece of electronic equipment
f :  boom box
4
:  an often small space, compartment, or enclosure: as
a :  an enclosed group of seats for spectators (as in a theater or stadium)
b :  a driver's seat on a carriage or coach
c :  a cell for holding mail
d British :  box stall
e :  penalty box
5
:  a usually rectangular space that is frequently outlined or demarcated on a surface: as
a :  any of six spaces on a baseball diamond where the batter, coaches, pitcher, and catcher stand
b :  a space on a page for printed matter or in which to make a mark
7
:  a cubical building
8
:  the limitations of conventionality <trying to think outside the box>
box·ful \-fl\ noun
box·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin of BOX

Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin buxis, from Greek pyxis, from pyxos box tree
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Audio Recording Terms

baffle, dub, fidelity, transcription, treble

3box

verb

Definition of BOX

transitive verb
1
:  to enclose in or as if in a box
2
:  to hem in (as an opponent) —usually used with in, out, or up <boxed out the tackle>

First Known Use of BOX

15th century

4box

noun

Definition of BOX

:  a punch or slap especially on the ear

Origin of BOX

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century

5box

verb

Definition of BOX

transitive verb
1
:  to hit (as the ears) with the hand
2
:  to engage in boxing with
intransitive verb
:  to fight with the fists :  engage in boxing

First Known Use of BOX

1519

6box

verb

Definition of BOX

transitive verb
:  to name the 32 points of (the compass) in their order —used figuratively in the phrase box the compass to describe making a complete reversal

Origin of BOX

probably from Spanish bojar to circumnavigate, from Catalan vogir to turn, from Latin volvere to roll — more at voluble
First Known Use: 1713

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