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English definition of “box”

box

noun (CONTAINER)    /bɒks/ US  /bɑːks/
A1 [C] a square or rectangular container with stiff sides and sometimes a lid : a cardboard box a cigar box a matchbox General and miscellaneous containers A1 [C] a box and its contents , or just the contents of a box: a box of matches He ate a whole box of chocolates .General and miscellaneous containers [C] UK (US cup) a piece of hard plastic worn by men to protect their sex organs when playing sport Sportswear and swimwearProtective clothingBallet
(Definition of box noun (CONTAINER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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