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Definition of "box" []

  • A container typically constructed with four sides perpendicular to the base and often having a lid or cover. (noun)
  • The amount or quantity that such a container can hold. (noun)
  • A square or rectangle: Draw a box around your answer. (noun)
  • A separated compartment in a public place of entertainment, such as a theater or stadium, for the accommodation of a small group. (noun)
  • An area of a public place, such as a courtroom or stadium, marked off and restricted for use by persons performing a specific function: a jury box. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "box" in a sentence
  • "VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'US envoy: Iraq war opened \'Pandora\'s box, \' civil war threat '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' The 2003 invasion of Iraq that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein opened a \'Pandora\'s box\ 'of ethnic and sectarian strife that has created the threat of civil war, the US ambassador to Iraq said in an interview published Tuesday."
  • "The housekeeper vows that he never left his glass box at the foot of the stairs from the time Samuel went upstairs first to the time when he came down again, vastly agitated, at a quarter-past one, and sent a message; and during all that time _Denson never passed the box_!"
  • "“o wait… is just cardbored boks…” *kittehs turn over box and look inside. a loud SPLORT sound can be heard from inside the box*"