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English noun: box

1. box (artifact) a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid


SamplesHe rummaged through a box of spare parts.


Broader (hypernym)container


Narrower (hyponym)alms box, ballot box, bandbox, carton, casket, casket, cereal box, chest, cigar box, coffin, crate, deedbox, flat, hod, jewel casket, letter box, mailbox, matchbox, mite box, paintbox, pencil box, pencil case, play-box, playbox, poor box, pyxis, shadow box, shoebox, snuffbox, strongbox, tinderbox, tuck box, window box


Part holonymbase, lid

2. box (artifact) private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance


SamplesThe royal box was empty.


Synonymsloge


Broader (hypernym)compartment


Narrower (hyponym)skybox


Part holonymbox seat


Part meronymbalcony

3. box (quantity) the quantity contained in a box


SamplesHe gave her a box of chocolates.


Synonymsboxful


Broader (hypernym)containerful

4. box (state) a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible


SamplesHis lying got him into a tight corner.


Synonymscorner


Broader (hypernym)plight, predicament, quandary

5. box (shape) a rectangular drawing


SamplesThe flowchart contained many boxes.


Broader (hypernym)rectangle

6. box (plant) evergreen shrubs or small trees


Synonymsboxwood


Broader (hypernym)bush, shrub


Narrower (hyponym)Buxus sempervirens, common box, European box


Member meronymBuxus, genus Buxus


Substance holonymboxwood, Turkish boxwood

7. box (artifact) any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned


SamplesThe umpire warned the batter to stay in the batter's box.


Broader (hypernym)area


Narrower (hyponym)batter's box


Part meronymball field, baseball field, diamond

8. box (artifact) the driver's seat on a coach


SamplesAn armed guard sat in the box with the driver.


Synonymsbox seat


Broader (hypernym)seat


Part meronymcoach, coach-and-four, four-in-hand

9. box (artifact) separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people


SamplesThe sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold.


Broader (hypernym)compartment


Narrower (hyponym)jury box, press box, witness box, witness stand

10. box (act) a blow with the hand (usually on the ear)


SamplesI gave him a good box on the ear.


Broader (hypernym)blow


English verb: box

1. box (contact) put into a box


SamplesBox the gift, please.


ExamplesThey box the goods


Synonymspackage


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)case, encase, incase


Antonymsunbox

2. box (contact) hit with the fist


SamplesI'll box your ears!.


ExamplesThe fighter managed to box his opponent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hit

3. box (contact) engage in a boxing match


ExamplesSam and Sue box, Sam cannot box Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)contend, fight, struggle


Narrower (hyponym)prizefight, shadowbox, spar


Domain categoryathletics, sport









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