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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

Examples of boxed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two hundred volunteers were let go, forcing other staff to prepare boxed meals. Priscella Vega, Los Angeles Times, "Laid-off casino workers rely on Las Vegas food banks during pandemic," 25 Nov. 2020 What: Features a boxed set of treats including scones, pastries and savory tea sandwiches, as well as Bigelow tea bags. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Happy Holidays! Here are 40+ festive events (some virtual!) taking place around Louisville," 19 Nov. 2020 As of today, Monday, October 26, participating Chick-fil-A restaurants will be selling a holiday boxed set of Chick-fil-A sauces, available for a limited-time only. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Chick-Fil-A Now Sells a Holiday Gift Box of Chick-fil-A, Polynesian, and Barbeque Sauces for $7.50," 26 Oct. 2020 La Chatelaine’s beautiful boxed set of shea butter hand lotion comes with three distinct-smelling tubes: citrus frizz, pomegranate mulberry, and lavender. Eleanor Cummins, Popular Science, "Gifts that are smelly, but in a good way," 16 Dec. 2019 Packages destined to be delivered will arrive boxed and ready for van delivery to addresses across the Birmingham area. William Thornton |, al, "Demolition begins for Birmingham’s Century Plaza, once Alabama’s largest mall," 12 Nov. 2020 Even wine enthusiasts who previously had eschewed them started scarfing up boxed wines. Bill Ward Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Boxed wines' surge in quality has made them a pandemic staple," 11 Nov. 2020 That cover kept the luggage—in my case, a boxed collection of rare books—totally dry during an unexpected downpour. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, "2020 Volkswagen Amarok Still Impresses from Afar," 11 Nov. 2020 Online rooms and boxed games have another advantage — nearly anyone can play them, from nearly anywhere, with location and physical ability no longer an obstacle. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Escape Rooms in an At-Home Era? Here’s the Key," 5 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of boxed

1589, in the meaning defined above

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1 Dec 2020

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“Boxed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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