part of speech: noun

definition 1: a container made of stiff material that usually has four rectangular sides, a bottom, and a lid.

synonyms: carton, container, crate

definition 2: the amount held in a box.

  • That dog ate the whole box of chocolates.

definition 3: the section of a courtroom where the jury sits.

  • The twelve jurors took their seats in the jury box.

definition 4: a section of a theater in which a small group of people sit to watch the show.

  • We sat in a box at the opera house.


part of speech: verb

inflections: boxes, boxing, boxed

definition: to place or pack in a box.

  • I’ll box the gifts for mailing.

synonyms: pack, package

derivation: boxlike (adj.)



part of speech: noun

definition: a hit or blow struck with the hand or fist.

  • The fighter knocked him out with a box to the jaw.

synonyms: blow, cuff, hit, punch


part of speech: verb

inflections: boxes, boxing, boxed

definition 1: to hit with a hand or fist.

  • The cruel master boxed the serving girl’s ears.

synonyms: cuff, hit, strike

definition 2: to fight as a sport or as a way of earning a living.

  • Kyle boxes at the community center.