1. box, container

usage: a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"

2. box, loge, compartment

usage: private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance; "the royal box was empty"

3. box, boxful, containerful

usage: the quantity contained in a box; "he gave her a box of chocolates"

4. corner, box, predicament, quandary, plight

usage: a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; "his lying got him into a tight corner"

5. box, rectangle

usage: a rectangular drawing; "the flowchart contained many boxes"

6. box, boxwood, shrub, bush

usage: evergreen shrubs or small trees

7. box, area

usage: 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"

8. box, box seat, seat

usage: the driver's seat on a coach; "an armed guard sat in the box with the driver"

9. box, compartment

usage: separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people; "the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold"

10. box, blow

usage: a blow with the hand (usually on the ear); "I gave him a good box on the ear"


1. box, package, encase, incase, case

usage: put into a box; "box the gift, please"

2. box, hit

usage: hit with the fist; "I'll box your ears!"

3. box, contend, fight, struggle

usage: engage in a boxing match

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