- a small house, cabin, or cottage, as for use while hunting: a shooting box.
- a telephone booth.
- a wardrobe trunk.
- either of two marked spaces, one on each side of the plate, in which the batter stands.
- either of two marked spaces, one outside of first base and the other outside of third, where the coaches stand.
- the pitcher's mound.
- the marked space where the catcher stands.
- a stringed instrument, as a guitar.
- a piano.
- a phonograph.
- a boom box.
- a computer.
- the vulva or vagina.
- basket (def. 9).
- to mix groups of sheep that should be kept separated.
- to confuse someone or something.
Idioms about box
Origin of box1
OTHER WORDS FROM boxboxlike, adjective
Other definitions for box (2 of 4)
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How to use box in a sentence
Pfizer said that it is able to manufacture and distribute its vaccine from several locations in the US and Europe and will use special ultra-cold shipping boxes tracked by GPS devices, since its product needs to be kept at a temperature of -70 °C.Pfizer wants authorization to start distributing its vaccine by Christmas|Antonio Regalado|November 20, 2020|MIT Technology Review
He began working that day, grabbing boxes of packaged sour candies as they whipped down an assembly line and stacking them onto wooden pallets.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories|by Melissa Sanchez|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
There is no shortage of startups shipping personalized boxes of goods—razors, clothes, meals, you name it—to consumers.How to succeed in the subscriptions business|rhhackettfortune|November 18, 2020|Fortune
An integrated pharmacy removes one of the few gaps in Amazon’s offerings compared with major big box and grocery rivals, some of whom have long filled shoppers’ prescriptions in the same stores where they sold flat-screen televisions or cans of soup.Amazon Pharmacy is live: Shoppers can now order prescriptions directly through the tech giant|Rachel Schallom|November 17, 2020|Fortune
FrontRunner’s Wolf Pack cargo boxes stack together to make efficient use of limited space.The Best Gift Ideas for 4x4 Enthusiasts|Wes Siler|November 12, 2020|Outside Online
The expanded song list on the new boxed set reveals there was considerably more going on.Digging the Gold in Dylan’s ‘Basement’|Malcolm Jones|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But better and better wines are becoming available in boxed form.Taking Boxed Wine Seriously: It’s Not Just for Hobos and Teenagers Anymore|Jordan Salcito|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From a quality perspective, all boxed wines are not created equal.Taking Boxed Wine Seriously: It’s Not Just for Hobos and Teenagers Anymore|Jordan Salcito|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Last year, boxed wines represented one of only two categories growing in domestic consumption.Taking Boxed Wine Seriously: It’s Not Just for Hobos and Teenagers Anymore|Jordan Salcito|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was finally boxed in by his own ill-conceived red line until Putin offered him a way out.Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick On How Obama Should Handle the Crisis In Syria|Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So also is a rule requiring glass to be boxed though the distance may be short for carrying it.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
Save the cashier at her boxed-in desk and money drawer, she was the only woman in that room full of officers.The Amazing Interlude|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Here the rubber markets are located and here the rubber is carefully examined, graded, boxed and shipped to New York or Liverpool.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
Not I. I can only write if I'm boxed up in my funny little square, with the ash-trees weeping away in the middle.
Once, boxed up with him in the closed car (it was March and the wind was cold over the Heath), she surprised him with a question.
British Dictionary definitions for box (1 of 3)
- a protective housing for machinery or mechanical parts
- the contents of such a box
- (in combination)a gearbox
Derived forms of boxboxlike, adjective
Word Origin for box
British Dictionary definitions for box (2 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for box (3 of 3)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with box
In addition to the idioms beginning with box
- box office
- box score
- box the compass
- in a bind (box)
- on one's soapbox
- pandora's box
- stuff the ballot box