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box

Definitions by Oxford


[bɒks], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a container with a flat base and sides, typically square or rectangular and having a lid
(e.g: a cigarette box)

- an area on a page that is to be filled in or that contains separate printed matter
(e.g: tick the box on the coupon)

- a separate section or enclosed area reserved for a group of people in a theatre or sports ground, or for witnesses or the jury in a law court
(e.g: the royal box)

- a protective casing for a piece of a mechanism
(e.g: in the second variation, a switch loop, only one cable enters the box)

- a facility at a newspaper office for receiving replies to an advertisement
(e.g: write to me care of Box 112)

- a woman's vagina.


Phrases:
- be a box of birds
- box of tricks
- out of one's box
- out of the box
- think outside the box

Origin:
late Old English, probably from late Latin buxis, from Latin pyxis ‘boxwood box’, from Greek puxos (see box)


[bɒks], (Verb)

Definitions:
- put in or provide with a box
(e.g: each piece is boxed with a certificate of authenticity)


Phrases:
- be a box of birds
- box of tricks
- out of one's box
- out of the box
- think outside the box

Origin:


[bɒks], (Verb)

Definitions:
- fight an opponent using one's fists; compete in the sport of boxing
(e.g: he boxed for England)


Phrases:
- box clever
- box someone's ears

Origin:
late Middle English (in the general sense ‘a blow’): of unknown origin


[bɒks], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a slap with the hand on the side of a person's head
(e.g: she gave him a box on the ear)


Phrases:
- box clever
- box someone's ears

Origin:


[bɒks], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a slow-growing European evergreen shrub or small tree with small glossy dark green leaves. It is widely used in hedging and for topiary, and yields hard, heavy timber.

- any of a number of trees that have wood or foliage similar to the box tree.


Phrases:

Origin:
Old English, via Latin from Greek puxos


[bɒks], (Verb)

Definitions:


Phrases:
- box the compass

Origin:
mid 18th century: perhaps from Spanish bojar ‘sail round’, from Middle Low German bōgen ‘bend’, from the base of bow







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