\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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Harper Collins has listed a couple of good deals — discounts on geek books, boxed sets, and more. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "The best Black Friday deals for readers," 24 Nov. 2018 Conagra Brands is recalling four types of boxed cake mix over possible salmonella contamination, the company announced Monday. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "4 Types of Duncan Hines Cake Mix Recalled Amid Salmonella Outbreak," 6 Nov. 2018 Arranged in clay pots, glass vases, or boxed sets, these pretty desserts come in vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, and pumpkin flavors and are topped with buttercream frosting. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "These Gorgeous Bouquets Made From Cupcakes Look Almost Too Beautiful to Eat," 25 Oct. 2016 The fans packed into this arena that offered a spectacular variety of boxed pasta. Ben Cohen, WSJ, "The Coach Who Changed the NBA From Italy," 14 Nov. 2018 Instead of visiting a brick and mortar store, lounging on a few beds, and picking which one to take home, many shoppers are choosing brands that deliver a boxed bed right to their doorstep. Jolie Peters, House Beautiful, "Here's What We're Excited About For 2018's Cyber Monday Mattress Deals," 1 Oct. 2018 The sale price applies to both download and boxed editions, though the link above points to the download version. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Adobe's ultra-rare 40% discount for Photoshop Elements 2018 is back," 14 Aug. 2018 Modest book in the boxed edition will please any series fan. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Sonic Mania Plus review: A fine “master quest” for the gotta-go-fast crowd," 10 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of boxed

1589, in the meaning defined above

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