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box1 British & World English

A container with a flat base and sides, typically square or rectangular and having a lid

box2 British & World English

Fight an opponent using one’s fists; compete in the sport of boxing

box3 British & World English

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

box4 British & World English

Recite the compass points in correct order

box1 English Thesaurus

a box of Havana cigars

box2 English Thesaurus

he began boxing professionally before his 15th birthday

the box in box1 British & World English

Television or a television set

boxed in box1 British & World English

Put in or provide with a box

box tree in box3 British & World English

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

boxwood in box3 British & World English

The hard, heavy wood of the box tree, formerly used for engraving and for musical instruments

Box in Box and Cox British & World English

Used to refer to an arrangement whereby people make use of the same accommodation or facilities at different times, according to a strict arrangement

big box British & World English

A very large store which sells goods at discount prices, especially one specializing in a particular type of merchandise

box pew British & World English

An old-fashioned church pew enclosed by wooden partitions

box set British & World English

A set of related items, typically books or recordings, packaged together in a box and sold as a unit

box van British & World English

A van with rigid sides

hot box British & World English

An overheated axle box or journal box

red box British & World English

A box, typically covered with red leather, used by a Minister of State to hold official documents

toe box British & World English

A piece of stiffened material between the lining and the toecap of a shoe

axle box British & World English

(On a railway vehicle) a metal enclosure within which the end of an axle revolves

black box British & World English

A flight recorder in an aircraft

blue box British & World English

An electronic device used to access long-distance telephone lines illegally

boom box British & World English

A large portable radio and cassette player capable of powerful sound

box beam British & World English

Another term for box girder.

box elder British & World English

An American maple with leaves that resemble those of the elder and green or purplish twigs

box jelly British & World English

A jellyfish with a box-shaped swimming bell, living in warm seas

box kite British & World English

A tailless kite in the form of a long box open at each end

box lunch British & World English

An individual lunch carried in a box rather than a bag

box pleat British & World English

A pleat consisting of two parallel creases facing opposite directions and forming a raised band

box plot British & World English

A simple way of representing statistical data on a plot in which a rectangle is drawn to represent the second and third quartiles, usually with a vertical line inside to indicate the median value. The lower and upper quartiles are shown as horizontal lines either side of the rectangle

box room British & World English

A very small room used for storage or as a bedroom

box score British & World English

The tabulated results of a baseball game or other sporting event, with statistics given for each player’s performance

box seat British & World English

A seat in a box in a theatre or sports stadium

box stall British & World English

An enclosed area in a barn in which a single animal can move around freely

box step British & World English

A dance step in which the feet describe the form of a square or rectangle

call box British & World English

A public telephone booth

cash box British & World English

A metal box with a lock for keeping cash in

coin box British & World English

A public telephone operated by inserting coins

combo box British & World English

A type of dialogue box containing a combination of controls, such as sliders, text boxes, and drop-down lists

cool box British & World English

A rigid insulated container for keeping food and drink cool

deed box British & World English

A strongbox for keeping deeds and other documents

drop box British & World English

A secured container or receptacle into which items such as returned books, keys, payments, or charity donations can be deposited

feed box British & World English

An open container in which food for animals is placed

fuse box British & World English

A box housing the fuses for circuits in a building

glory box British & World English

A box for a woman’s clothes and household items, stored in preparation for marriage

green box British & World English

A set of farming subsidies in the EU that do not affect production levels or prices

idiot box British & World English

A television set

jewel box British & World English

A bivalve mollusc which has a robust shell with a rough or spiny surface. It lives in warm seas, attached to rock or coral

juice box British & World English

A small disposable carton containing a single serving of fruit juice or fruit drink

jury box British & World English

A segregated area in which the jury sits in a court of law

light box British & World English

A flat box having a side of translucent glass or plastic and containing an electric light, so as to provide an evenly lighted flat surface or even illumination, such as in a studio


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