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Definition of box:

  1. A blow on the head or ear with the hand.
  2. A boxlike shed for shelter; as, a sentry box.
  3. A chamber or section of tube in which a valve works; the bucket of a lifting pump.
  4. A chest or any receptacle for the deposit of money; as, a poor box; a contribution box.
  5. A Mediterranean food fish; the bogue.
  6. A present in a box; a present; esp. a Christmas box or gift.
  7. A receptacle or case of any firm material and of various shapes.
  8. A small country house.
  9. A space with a few seats partitioned off in a theater, or other place of public amusement.
  10. A tree or shrub, flourishing in different parts of the world. The common box ( Buxus sempervirens) has two varieties, one of which, the dwarf box ( B. suffruticosa), is much used for borders in gardens. The wood of the tree varieties, being very hard and smooth, is extensively used in the arts, as by turners, engravers, mathematical instrument makers, etc.
  11. An axle box, journal box, journal bearing, or bushing.
  12. The driver's seat on a carriage or coach.
  13. The quantity that a box contain.
  14. The square in which the pitcher stands.
  15. To boxhaul.
  16. To fight with the fist; to combat with, or as with, the hand or fist; to spar.
  17. To furnish with boxes, as a wheel.
  18. To inclose in a box.
  19. To inclose with boarding, lathing, etc., so as to bring to a required form.


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