\ ˈbäkst How to pronounce boxed (audio) \

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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In the atrium of Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater, guests took their seats at tables scented with fresh-cut gardenias and found boxed Godiva truffles awaiting them. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "The School of American Ballet Hosts a Dance-Party Gala Dinner," 18 Mar. 2019 From simple boxed dye sets to the slightly more labor-intensive DIY natural pigments, decorating Easter eggs has long been a family tradition many of us look forward to year after year. Country Living, "How to Make Shaving Cream Easter Eggs for Your Most Colorful Holiday Yet," 15 Mar. 2019 Similar to other opioids, Dsuvia will also carry a boxed warning about the serious risks of misuse and abuse. Maria Armental, WSJ, "Noting Military Potential, FDA Approves Powerful Painkiller Dsuvia," 2 Nov. 2018 The prescription carries a boxed warning, the FDA’s strictest., "Whole Foods to deliver free in two hours to Amazon Prime customers," 12 June 2018 The prescription carries a boxed warning, the FDA's strictest. Cynthia Koons,, "Drugmaker revives female libido pill Addyi, at half the price," 11 June 2018 For this limited-edition line, Diptyque is offering five boxed sets, which each retail for $130 on Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Diptyque's New Collection with Pierre Frey is a Must-Have for Candle Lovers," 4 Mar. 2019 Blue Apron is trying to sell more of its boxed meals outside of subscriptions. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Blue Apron Lays Off More Workers," 13 Nov. 2018 Many in the industry aren’t so sure, given that the price point for the typical promotional boxed set is right around €40 anyway. Sara Germano, WSJ, "Beer Coolers and Hookahs—Welcome to the World of German Pop Music," 23 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of boxed

1589, in the meaning defined above

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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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