\ˈbäkst \

Definition of boxed 

: placed or enclosed in a box boxed foods a boxed lunch … arrived at noon on Monday in a cream-colored Ford station wagon with the back end full of boxed religious tracts.— B. J. Oliphant — see also box set

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To understand the challenges and opportunities in food, consider a classic staple like boxed macaroni and cheese. Aaron Back, WSJ, "Food Companies Can’t Figure Out What Americans Want to Eat," 5 June 2018 Concessions will be open beginning at 5:30 p.m., and ice cream, boxed meals and water will be available at prices ranging from $1 to $5. Steve Schering,, "Concordia University to host Patriotic Pops Concert and ice cream social," 19 June 2018 The complete ceremonies from 2014 to 2017 are in this boxed set, including at Cleveland's Public Hall in 2015. Chris Ball,, "'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: In Concert,' now on DVD and Blu-ray (review)," 2 May 2018 For instance, families in the South and Midwest often prefer to make their cakes and pies from scratch, while those in the Northeast tend to use a boxed mix, according to this study. Caroline Judelson, Fox News, "Fourth of July sales of sunscreen, insect repellent expected to increase over 200 percent," 3 July 2018 Strom was joined by her colleagues outside the store's entrance, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The team collected canned and boxed foods and cash donations from shoppers. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Enfield DPW Holds Collection For Local Food Pantries," 29 May 2018 Betty Crocker began peddling a boxed mix around the same time. Kara Baskin,, "Has Boston cream pie been manipulated beyond recognition? It’s a question with many layers.," 21 May 2018 The boxed coffee and food can be picked up or delivered. Leslie Patton,, "McDonald's wants to win breakfast by selling the best part of the muffin," 26 June 2018 The second floor features air-conditioned, enclosed boxed seating, a full bar, and restaurant with unobstructed views of Center Court and the surrounding outdoor seats. Cincinnati Enquirer,, "Lindner Family Tennis Center upgrades nearing completion, will be ready for 2018 W&S Open," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of boxed

1589, in the meaning defined above

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