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box

noun
 
 
/bɒks/
CONTAINER [C] A1 a square or rectangular container: a cardboard box a box of chocolates/matchesGeneral and miscellaneous containers
SQUARE SPACE [C] A2 a small square on a page that gives you information or where you write information: Write 'Y' in the box if you would like more details.Space - general wordsAreas of land in general
SMALL PLACE [C] a small area of a theatre, court, etc that is separate from where other people are sittingTheatres, cinemas and their partsSpace - general wordsAreas of land in general
the box informal the television: What's on the box tonight? →  See also phone box , post box , witness box Television
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