\ ˈbäk-sē How to pronounce boxy (audio) \
boxier; boxiest

Definition of boxy

: resembling a box

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boxiness noun

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More than a number consists of a collection of disparately proportioned boxy white blocks painted with forking blue streaks suggestive of tree branches. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "These Engaging, Immersive Works Erase the Line Between Art and Audience," 19 June 2019 In a city where entire blocks have been razed for new, boxy apartment buildings and sleek storefronts, the Louisa Hotel is an anomaly. Nicole Brodeur, The Seattle Times, "Historic Louisa Hotel, witness to Seattle history and tragedy, opens new chapter as apartment building," 17 June 2019 The iconic building was in need of serious repair, and the city considered tearing down the boxy building in lieu of investing in its renovation. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Portland Building on track to be delisted from National Register of Historic Places," 17 June 2019 On Friday, the unremarkable, metal-and-glass facade of Prentice's boxy podium was gone, revealing the steel beams and columns that supported it. Blair Kamin,, "Is Northwestern’s new medical research building a world-class structure? The building, and the answer, are incomplete.," 13 June 2019 To James Gonzalez, 33, the sterile, boxy buildings and traffic congestion only a few miles from the five bridges that connect the U.S. to Mexico represent financial success and future business opportunities. NBC News, "Texas border town feels stress of Trump tariff threat against Mexico," 10 June 2019 On Christophe Colomb, all of that space goes to boxes. Chugging against the current on a boxy steamer, the officer closely monitored the course of the Congo River. The New York Review of Books, "Maya Jasanoff," 23 May 2019 But records do show the boxy pad was built in 1962 and stands two stories tall with five beds and three baths in nearly 3,600 sq. Variety, The Mercury News, "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey scoops up $22 million San Francisco house next door," 5 June 2019 CICs are boxy, gloomy, windowless rooms with sailors sitting at banks of consoles, data scrolling down screens in front of them. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "This Frigate's Combat Information Center Is Straight Out of 'Star Trek'," 29 May 2019

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First Known Use of boxy

circa 1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of boxy was circa 1861

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to take the place or position of

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