- a container with a flat base and sides, typically square or rectangular and having a lid；the contents of a box
- put in or provide with a box；enclose (a piece of text) within printed lines
noun: box, plural noun: boxes
- 1. a container with a flat base and sides, typically square or rectangular and having a lid a cereal box a hat box 同義詞
- ▪ the contents of a box she ate a whole box of chocolates that night
- ▪ British informal television or a television set light entertainment shows on the box
- ▪ informal a casing containing a computer the new model is half the cost of an equivalent IBM box
- ▪ informal a coffin I always thought I'd be in a box when I finally left here
- ▪ historical a coachman's seat.
- 2. an area on a page that is to be filled in or that is set off by a border a picture of Sandy was in the upper right-hand box
- ▪ an area on a computer screen for user input or displaying information a new box appears containing the names of all the programs which are opened
- ▪ the penalty area he curled in a shot from the edge of the box
- ▪ the rectangular area occupied by the batter ten thousand people booed him when he stepped into the box
- ▪ the rectangular area behind home plate for the catcher (catcher's box), or those near first and third bases, in foul territory, for each base coach (coach's box).
- 3. a separate section or enclosed area within a larger building, especially one reserved for a group of people in a theater or sports ground or for witnesses or the jury in a law court a box at the opera the jury was now in the box
- ▪ British a small country house for use when hunting or fishing.
- 4. a protective casing for a piece of a mechanism in the second variation, a switch loop, only one cable enters the box
- ▪ informal short for gearbox
- 5. a mailbox at a post office, newspaper office, or other facility where a person may arrange to receive correspondence write to me care of PO Box 112
- 6. North American vulgar slang a woman's vagina.
- 1. put in or provide with a box each piece is boxed with a certificate of authenticity Muriel boxed up all Christopher's clothes
- ▪ enclose (a piece of text) within printed lines procedures relating to topics within the chapter are boxed in and numbered so that the reader can quickly recognize them