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English definition of “box”

box

noun [C]     /bɒks/
a square or rectangular container with stiff sides and sometimes a lid: Books are packed in cardboard boxes and are shipped direct to buyers' homes. a shipping/storage/packaging box
PRODUCTION a box and its contents, or just the contents of the box: Florida will produce 132 million boxes of oranges this season.
COMMUNICATIONS, INTERNET any square or rectangular space on a form or computer screen which is separated from the main area by lines: For tips on how to conduct your search, see the box on this page. For more information, tick the box on the coupon. In the box calling for a model number put 'unknown'.
COMMUNICATIONS →  box number
COMMUNICATIONS →  PO Box
→  set-top box
a small area with seats which is separate from the other seats in a theatre or at the side of a sports field: We will have a producer and a reporter in the press box feeding a play-by-play to the internet as the action unfolds. stadium box seats
→ See also inbox, outbox, safe deposit box
(Definition of box noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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