Synonyms for box


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : boks
Phonetic Transcription : bɒks

Top 10 synonyms for box Other synonyms for the word box

Définition of box

Origin :
  • Old English box "a wooden container," also the name of a type of shrub, from Late Latin buxis, from Greek pyxis "boxwood box," from pyxos "box tree," of uncertain origin. See OED entry for discussion. German Büchse also is a Latin loan word.
  • Meaning "compartment at a theater" is from c.1600. Meaning "pigeon-hole at a post office" is from 1832. Meaning "television" is from 1950. Slang meaning "vulva" is attested 17c., according to "Dictionary of American Slang;" modern use seems to date from c.World War II, perhaps originally Australian, on notion of "box of tricks." Box office is 1786; in the figurative sense of "financial element of a performance" it is first recorded 1904. Box lunch (n.) attested from 1899. The box set, "multiple-album, CD or cassette issue of the work of an artist" is attested by 1955.
  • noun container, often square or rectangular
  • verb place in square or rectangular container
  • verb punch competitively
Example sentences :
  • She was in a box with two men—one old and one young—and an older woman.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The box was passed from hand to hand, and excited universal admiration.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • I'm in the Critchleys' box to-night and I understand she's to be there.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • A broken kitchen knife had been thrust through a bit of the paper on the box.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • "I believe the Evil One is in the box," said he, with some vexation.
  • Extract from : « Other Tales and Sketches » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • When he opened the box, the first book which he picked up was The Conquest of Fear.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • Her mother laughed merrily, and pretended to box her daughter's ears.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • I know he is in it all, and the dark is only the box he keeps his bright things in!
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • Dirk wondered a little as to where the box of paper collars came from.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • The necktie he had just found lying in the bottom of the box.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden

Antonyms for box

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