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Dictionary definition for: Box

1. (n) a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"

2. (v) put into a box; "box the gift, please"

3. (n) private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance; "the royal box was empty"

4. (v) hit with the fist; "I''ll box your ears!"

5. (n) the quantity contained in a box; "he gave her a box of chocolates"

6. (v) engage in a boxing match

7. (n) a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; "his lying got him into a tight corner"

8. (n) a rectangular drawing; "the flowchart contained many boxes"

9. (n) evergreen shrubs or small trees

10. (n) any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned; "the umpire warned the batter to stay in the batter''s box"

11. (n) the driver''s seat on a coach; "an armed guard sat in the box with the driver"

12. (n) separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people; "the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold"

13. (n) a blow with the hand (usually on the ear) "I gave him a good box on the ear"

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