box

[bษ‘หks]

box Definition

  • 1a container with a flat base and sides, typically square or rectangular and having a lid
  • 2an area on a page that contains text or graphics, with or without lines around it
  • 3a small compartment for a particular item, such as a pen or light bulb

Using box: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "box" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I put the books in the box.

  • Example

    The text is inside a box on the page.

  • Example

    The toolbox has compartments for different tools.

box Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for box

Phrases with box

  • to think creatively, unconventionally, or from a new perspective

    Example

    We need to think outside the box to come up with a solution to this problem.

  • a collection of methods or resources used to achieve a particular aim

    Example

    The company's marketing team has a box of tricks to promote their products.

  • to restrict or limit someone's freedom or options

    Example

    The new regulations have boxed in small businesses.

Origins of box

from Old English 'box', meaning 'a wooden container'

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Summary: box in Brief

The term 'box' [bษ‘หks] refers to a container with a flat base and sides, an area on a page, or a small compartment. It can be used to store items or display information, as in 'I put the books in the box.' 'Box' also appears in phrases like 'think outside the box,' encouraging creative thinking, and 'box someone in,' limiting their freedom or options.

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