box

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  • A container typically constructed with four sides perpendicular to the base and often having a lid or cover.
  • The amount or quantity that such a container can hold.
  • A square or rectangle.
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  • A separated compartment in a public place of entertainment, such as a theater or stadium, for the accommodation of a small group.
  • An area of a public place, such as a courtroom or stadium, marked off and restricted for use by persons performing a specific function.
  • A small structure serving as a shelter.
  • A small country house used as a sporting lodge.
  • A box stall.
  • The raised seat for the driver of a coach or carriage.
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  • An area on a diamond marked by lines designating where the batter may stand.
  • Any of various designated areas for other team members, such as the pitcher, catcher, and coaches.
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  • A penalty box.
  • The penalty area on a soccer field.
  • Featured printed matter enclosed by hairlines, a border, or white space and placed within or between text columns.
  • A hollow made in the side of a tree for the collection of sap.
  • A post office box.
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  • An inbox.
  • An outbox.
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  • An insulating, enclosing, or protective casing or part in a machine.
  • A signaling device enclosed in a casing.
  • A cable box.
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  • A television.
  • A very large portable radio.
  • A gift or gratuity, especially one given at Christmas.
  • An awkward or perplexing situation; a predicament.
  • The vulva and the vagina.
  • To pack in a box.
  • To confine in or as if in a box.
  • To border or enclose with or as if with a box.
  • To provide a housing or case for (a machine part, for example).
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  • To limit the activity or influence of by or as if by creating a restrictive structure or outlining a territory.
  • To block (a competitor or opponent) from advancing, especially to hinder an opponent from getting a rebound in basketball by placing oneself between the opponent and the basket.
  • To boxhaul.
  • To cut a hole in (a tree) for the collection of sap.
  • To blend (paint) by pouring alternately between two containers.
  • To change the shape of (a structure, such as a wall) by applying lath and plaster or boarding.
  • (<em>box the compass</em>) To name the 32 points of the compass in proper order.
  • (<em>box the compass</em>) To make a complete revolution or reversal.
  • (<em>in a box</em>) In a very difficult or restrictive situation.
  • (<em>outside</em><em>/outside of</em>) In a strikingly unconventional or original way.
  • A slap or blow with the hand or fist.
  • To hit with the hand or fist.
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