box set

variants: or boxed set

Definition of box set

: a collection of related items packaged together in a box and sold as a single unit The box set includes all of the band's albums and singles. a 10-DVD boxed set of the television show's first season a 4-volume box set

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The market for 72-page Taylor Swift magazines and $70 Eagles box sets might seem small -- and a bit extreme at a time when streaming is so convenient. Robert Levine, Billboard, "Are Deluxe Editions Like Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Saving Physical Album Sales?," 29 Mar. 2018 This week: a Booker Prize winner, a history of improv and a thoroughly delicious box set. Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times, "Paperback Picks: books by Kevin Kwan, Bill McKibben and Sherry Jones," 12 Dec. 2018 At the end of June, Universal Music Enterprises will be ready to ship its most elaborate box set ever: an 80-plus-item ode to Guns N’ Roses’ classic 1987 debut, Appetite for Destruction. Karen Bliss, Billboard, "Guns N' Roses' 'Appetite for Destruction -- Locked N' Loaded Edition' Contains a Record 80-Plus-Items," 18 June 2018 Adult Swim will also have their own exclusive variant of the box set available for pre-order at San Diego Comic-Con. Sofia Mele, Billboard, "'Rick and Morty' Soundtrack to Be Released," 12 July 2018 The authors relied on their own independent data collection (re-watching the DVD boxed set), cross-referencing their data with online resources such as the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) and the Game of Thrones Wiki. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "New study gives some handy tips on how to survive on Game of Thrones," 9 Dec. 2018 Just kidding — there is no partridge in a pear tree in the box set. George Varga,, "Guns N' Roses to release 'Appetite for Destruction'' box set: Here's the full song list.," 3 May 2018 Each Hikidashi box set comes with six pieces, featuring two boxes in each of the three sizes Marie deemed best to storing clothes and accessories. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Marie Kondo Launched New Organizing Boxes To Help You Finally Declutter Your Life," 24 July 2018 This was the early '90s, before planes had individual screens, so the promise of that candy mid-flight was as exciting then as realizing now that your JetBlue flight has the complete box set of Sopranos. Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Raise a Little Traveler," 16 July 2018

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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