Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun box

10 senses of box

Sense 1
box -- (a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts")
       => container -- (any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another))

Sense 2
box, loge -- (private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance; "the royal box was empty")
       => compartment -- (a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area)

Sense 3
box, boxful -- (the quantity contained in a box; "he gave her a box of chocolates")
       => containerful -- (the quantity that a container will hold)

Sense 4
corner, box -- (a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; "his lying got him into a tight corner")
       => predicament, quandary, plight -- (a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one; "finds himself in a most awkward predicament"; "the woeful plight of homeless people")

Sense 5
box -- (a rectangular drawing; "the flowchart contained many boxes")
       => rectangle -- (a parallelogram with four right angles)

Sense 6
box, boxwood -- (evergreen shrubs or small trees)
       => shrub, bush -- (a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems)

Sense 7
box -- (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")
       => area -- (a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants")

Sense 8
box, box seat -- (the driver's seat on a coach; "an armed guard sat in the box with the driver")
       => seat -- (furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not enough seats for all the guests")

Sense 9
box -- (separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people; "the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold")
       => compartment -- (a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area)

Sense 10
box -- (a blow with the hand (usually on the ear); "I gave him a good box on the ear")
       => blow -- (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head")

Antonyms of verb box

1 of 3 senses of box

Sense 1
box, package -- (put into a box; "box the gift, please")
       Antonym of unbox (Sense 1)
      => unbox -- (remove from a box; "unbox the presents")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb box

3 senses of box

Sense 1
box, package -- (put into a box; "box the gift, please")
       => encase, incase, case -- (enclose in, or as if in, a case; "my feet were encased in mud")

Sense 2
box -- (hit with the fist; "I'll box your ears!")
       => hit -- (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face")

Sense 3
box -- (engage in a boxing match)
       => contend, fight, struggle -- (be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country")

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