Definition of shoebox in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈSHo͞oˌbäks/


1A box in which a pair of shoes is delivered or sold.
Example sentences
  • In Mayo alone last year, 6,500 shoeboxes were filled and delivered.
  • Still, she dismissed it, reminding herself that tons of people kept things that weren't shoes in shoeboxes.
  • The best way to secure enough shoeboxes is to buy dozens of pairs of shoes.
1.1Used in references to small or uniform rooms or spaces: a shoebox of a room
More example sentences
  • Not too many interior walls since they converted the upstairs storey from five shoebox rooms and a landing to one big space.
  • I wanted my tiny little apartment, my shoebox sized room, my friends, my Dad.
  • Families are no longer satisfied with little shoebox rooms and single beds.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: shoe·box

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.