n 1: a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he
rummaged through a box of spare parts"
2: private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group
can watch the performance; "the royal box was empty" [syn:
3: the quantity contained in a box; "he gave her a box of
chocolates" [syn: box, boxful]
4: a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is
impossible; "his lying got him into a tight corner" [syn:
5: a rectangular drawing; "the flowchart contained many boxes"
6: evergreen shrubs or small trees [syn: box, boxwood]
7: 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: the driver's seat on a coach; "an armed guard sat in the box
with the driver" [syn: box, box seat]
9: separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people;
"the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold"
10: a blow with the hand (usually on the ear); "I gave him a
good box on the ear"
v 1: put into a box; "box the gift, please" [syn: box,
package] [ant: unbox]
2: hit with the fist; "I'll box your ears!"
3: engage in a boxing match