Meaning of BOX in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ bɒks ]

( boxes, boxing, boxed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A box is a square or rectangular container with hard or stiff sides. Boxes often have lids.

He reached into the cardboard box beside him...

They sat on wooden boxes.

...the box of tissues on her desk.


A box of something is an amount of it contained in a box.

She ate two boxes of liqueurs.

N-COUNT : usu N of n


A box is a square or rectangle that is printed or drawn on a piece of paper, a road, or on some other surface.

N-COUNT : usu with supp


In football, the box is the penalty area of the field.

He scored from the penalty spot after being brought down in the box.

N-SING : the N


A box is a small separate area in a theatre or at a sports ground or stadium, where a small number of people can sit to watch the performance or game.



Television is sometimes referred to as the box . ( BRIT INFORMAL )

Do you watch it live at all or do you watch it on the box?

= telly

N-SING : the N


Box is used before a number as a postal address by organizations that receive a lot of mail.

...Country Crafts, Box 111, Landisville.

N-COUNT : with supp , usu N num


Box is a small evergreen tree with dark leaves which is often used to form hedges. hedges.

N-UNCOUNT : oft N n


To box means to fight someone according to the rules of boxing.

At school I boxed and played rugby...

The two fighters had previously boxed a 12-round match.

VERB : V , V n , also V as n


see also boxed , boxing , black box , chocolate-box , lunch box , phone box , post office box , postbox , sentry box , signal box , telephone box

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.