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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. box

    A blow is a sudden impact, as of a fist or a club; a stroke is a sweeping movement; as, the stroke of a sword, of an oar, of the arm in swimming. A shock is the sudden encounter with some heavy body; as, colliding railway-trains meet with a shock; the shock of battle. A slap is given with the open hand, a lash with a whip, thong, or the like; we speak also of the cut of a whip. A buffet or cuff is given only with the hand; a blow either with hand or weapon. A cuff is a somewhat sidelong blow, generally with the open hand; as, a cuff or box on the ear. A stripe is the effect or mark of a stroke. In the metaphorical sense, blow is used for sudden, stunning, staggering calamity or sorrow; stroke for sweeping disaster, and also for sweeping achievement and success. We say a stroke of paralysis, or a stroke of genius. We speak of the buffets of adverse fortune. Shock is used of that which is at once sudden, violent, and prostrating; we speak of a shock of electricity, the shock of an amputation, a shock of surprise. Compare BEAT.

    blow, buffet, calamity, concussion, cuff, cut, disaster, knock, lash, misfortune, rap, shock, stripe, stroke, thump

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boxnoun

    a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid

    "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"

    boxwood, box seat, loge, corner, boxful


  2. box, logenoun

    private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance

    "the royal box was empty"

    boxwood, box seat, loge, corner, boxful


  3. box, boxfulnoun

    the quantity contained in a box

    "he gave her a box of chocolates"

    boxwood, box seat, loge, corner, boxful


  4. corner, boxnoun

    a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible

    "his lying got him into a tight corner"

    recess, corner, box seat, street corner, nook, loge, recession, niche, quoin, boxful, turning point, boxwood


  5. boxnoun

    a rectangular drawing

    "the flowchart contained many boxes"

    boxwood, box seat, loge, corner, boxful


  6. box, boxwoodnoun

    evergreen shrubs or small trees

    boxwood, box seat, loge, corner, boxful


  7. boxnoun

    any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned

    "the umpire warned the batter to stay in the batter's box"

    boxwood, box seat, loge, corner, boxful


  8. box, box seatnoun

    the driver's seat on a coach

    "an armed guard sat in the box with the driver"

    boxwood, box seat, loge, corner, boxful


  9. boxnoun

    separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people

    "the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold"

    boxwood, box seat, loge, corner, boxful


  10. boxverb

    a blow with the hand (usually on the ear)

    "I gave him a good box on the ear"

    boxwood, box seat, loge, corner, boxful


  11. box, packageverb

    put into a box

    "box the gift, please"



  12. boxverb

    hit with the fist

    "I'll box your ears!"



  13. boxverb

    engage in a boxing match



Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. boxnoun


  2. boxnoun

    blow, stroke, cuff

  3. boxverb

    enclose in a box

  4. boxverb

    strike (with the hand or fist, as the ears), buffet, cuff

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. boxnoun

    receptacle, chest, case, coffer, carton, caddy, bandbox, casket, caisson, ciborium, pyx, binnacle, slap, cuff, buffet, stroke

  2. boxverb

    slap, cuff, spar

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How to use box in a sentence?

  1. Brian Flores:

    The Rooney rule is intended to give minorities an opportunity to sit down in front of ownership, but what I think it’s turned into an instance in which guys are just checking the box, and that’s been the case. I’ve been on some interviews in the past where I’ve had that feeling. There’s always no way to know for sure, but you know. I know I’m not alone.

  2. Lecturer Matt Ripa:

    I was curious what was inside and opened the bag. Inside was a shoebox, and inside the shoebox was the dress ! I couldn't believe it, my co-worker and I quickly grabbed some gloves and looked at the dress and took some pictures before putting it back in the box and heading over to the( University) Archives. Needless to say, I have found many interesting things in Gilbert Hartke during my time at Catholic University, but I think this one takes the cake !

  3. Fransiskus Bambang Soelistyo:

    Based on past experience, the black box is not far from the plane debris we have found.

  4. Staples Center president Lee Zeidman:

    We will catalog and box up all the non-perishable items like T-shirts, letters, basketballs, other toys, stuffed animals, and we're going to put them in containers and ship them to Kobe Bryant and the family.

  5. Ruby Bridges:

    I used to have nightmares about the box, those are the days that I distinctly remember being really, really frightened.

Translations for box

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  • boksAfrikaans
  • علبة, صندوقArabic
  • скры́нка, каро́бкаBelarusian
  • кути́я, сандъ̀кBulgarian
  • boestad, -où, boestoù, boest, logell, boestadoù, skouarnadoù, skouarnadBreton
  • capsa, llotja, caixa, garita, boxar, boxejar, boix, cop de puny, encapsar, empaquetarCatalan, Valencian
  • boxovat, krabice, pouzdro, kozlík, box, bedna, lóže, schránka, uhodit, zimostráz, úderCzech
  • bocsWelsh
  • skrin, dåse, kasse, bokse, buk, loge, kassen, kuskesæde, jagthytte, boks, bøsning, æske, skilderhus, skridtbeskytter, slå, pakke, buksbom, slag, læggeDanish
  • Loge, Box, Dose, boxen, Kiste, Kasten, einpacken, Boxhieb, verpacken, BoxschlagGerman
  • θάλαμος, κουτί, τετραγωνίδιο, κουτάκι, φυλάκιο, κασόνι, χαζοκούτι, εδώλιο, πλαίσιο, κιβώτιο, σκοπιά, θεωρείο, πυξάριGreek
  • skatoloEsperanto
  • caja, garita, palco, cajón, tele, marco, boxear, boj, puñetazo, encajonarSpanish
  • kabiin, karp, karbitäis, telekas, putka, loož, arvuti, pakkimaEstonian
  • کادر, لژ, جعبهPersian
  • koju, pesä, tussu, laatikko, loosi, telkkari, laatikollinen, alasuoja, kuskinpukki, toosa, ruutu, aitio, koppi, koteloida, koiranpensas, puksipuu, [[pakata]] ([[laatikkoon]] ''sg'', [[laatikoihin]] ''pl'')Finnish
  • encadré, boîte, protège-sexe, coquille, guérite, boxer, loge, case, téloche, buis, coup de poing, emboîter, [[mettre]] [[en]] [[boîte]]French
  • kiste, bokse, doazeWestern Frisian
  • dornáil, bosca, pacáilIrish
  • bocsa, bocsaig, buail, builleScottish Gaelic
  • cur ayns kishteyManx
  • קופסה, התאגרףHebrew
  • बकस, संदूक़, डिब्बाHindi
  • bwatHaitian Creole
  • doboz, négyzet, kocka, páholy, ház, dobozol, csomagolHungarian
  • տուփ, արկղArmenian
  • etuyo, ordinatro, buxo, boxarIdo
  • box, kassiIcelandic
  • boxare, palchetto, palco, scatola, loggia, tele, bosso, pugno, inscatolareItalian
  • ボックス, 箱Japanese
  • ყუთი, კოლოფიGeorgian
  • 상자, 박스Korean
  • capsulaLatin
  • Bock, BéchsLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • dėžėLithuanian
  • kasteLatvian
  • motomoto, pākaMāori
  • ду́нда, боксува, ква́драт, бу́тка, кутија, ку́тивче, ку́ќиште, ложа, са́ндак, пре́града, ку́тија, каби́на, сандак, ква́дратчеMacedonian
  • kotakMalay
  • boksen, bok, bak, kader, doos, buis, inpakken, buks, buksboom, buxus, verpakken, vuistslagDutch
  • boks, kasseNorwegian
  • ਸੰਦੂਕ, ਡੱਬਾPanjabi, Punjabi
  • ochraniacz na jądra, futerał, skrzynia, pudełko, budka, pudło, loża, bukszpan, zapakowaćPolish
  • televisão, camarote, boxear, caixa, televisor, socar, cubículo, tevê, boceta, gabinete, buxeira, buxeiro, encaixotar, buxo, socoPortuguese
  • baracă, cabană, lojă, cutie, cimișirRomanian
  • сунду́к, я́щик, квадра́тик, те́лик, бокс, бу́дка, ло́жа, квадра́т, каби́нка, каби́на, комп, шкату́лка, манда́, коро́бка, футля́р, я́щичек, самшит, буксRussian
  • кутија, шкатуља, škatulja, сандук, sanduk, kutijaSerbo-Croatian
  • schránka, debna, krabicaSlovak
  • škatlaSlovene
  • kutiAlbanian
  • avbalkning, boxas, koffert, låda, box, kur, bössa, dator, kista, hylsa, loge, kuskbock, fack, ask, fodral, boxa, bås, jakthydda, dosa, skrin, vaktkur, kartong, schatull, lägga, handen, buxbom, slagSwedish
  • sandukuSwahili
  • పెట్టెTelugu
  • gutyTurkmen
  • kahonTagalog
  • sandık, kutuTurkish
  • я́щик, коро́бка, скри́няUkrainian
  • صندوق, ڈبہUrdu
  • hộpVietnamese
  • cåde, boesse ås sotreyes, boesse ås imådjes, boeslêye, boesseWalloon
  • Chinese

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