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pronunciation:
baks
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a container made of stiff material that usually has four rectangular sides, a bottom, and a lid.
 
synonyms:
carton, container, crate
similar words:
case, chest, pack, package, packet, parcel, trunk
definition 2: the amount held in a box.
That dog ate the whole box of chocolates.
similar words:
case
definition 3: the section of a courtroom where the jury sits.
The twelve jurors took their seats in the jury box.
definition 4: a section of a theater in which a small group of people sit to watch the show.
We sat in a box at the opera house.
similar words:
compartment
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: boxes, boxing, boxed
definition: to place or pack in a box.
I'll box the gifts for mailing.
synonyms:
pack, package
similar words:
bundle, wrap
derivation: boxlike (adj.)
Word Builder: box +
  • box cutter:
    a tool with a short, sharp blade used for opening boxes.
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