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We should all feel confident in our intelligence. By the way, intelligence to me isn't just being book-smart or having a college degree; it's trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it.
Tabatha Coffey

Meaning of "box" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BOX

Old English box, from Latin buxus from Greek puxosbox³.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BOX

box  [bɒks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BOX

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Box is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb box in English.

WHAT DOES BOX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

box

Box

Box describes a variety of containers and receptacles for permanent use as storage, or for temporary use often for transporting contents. Boxes may be made of durable materials such as wood or metal, or of corrugated fiberboard, paperboard, or other non-durable materials. The size may vary from very small to the size of a large appliance. A corrugated box is a very common shipping container. When no specific shape is described, a box of rectangular cross-section with all sides flat may be expected, but a box may have a horizontal cross section that is square, elongated, round or oval; sloped or domed top surfaces, or non-vertical sides. A decorative or storage box may be opened by raising, pulling, sliding or removing the lid, which may be hinged and/or fastened by a catch, clasp, or lock.

Definition of box in the English dictionary

The first definition of box in the dictionary is a receptacle or container made of wood, cardboard, etc, usually rectangular and having a removable or hinged lid. Other definition of box is Also called: boxful. the contents of such a receptacle or the amount it can contain. Box is also any of various containers for a specific purpose.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BOX

PRESENT

Present
I box
you box
he/she/it boxes
we box
you box
they box
Present continuous
I am boxing
you are boxing
he/she/it is boxing
we are boxing
you are boxing
they are boxing
Present perfect
I have boxed
you have boxed
he/she/it has boxed
we have boxed
you have boxed
they have boxed
Present perfect continuous
I have been boxing
you have been boxing
he/she/it has been boxing
we have been boxing
you have been boxing
they have been boxing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I boxed
you boxed
he/she/it boxed
we boxed
you boxed
they boxed
Past continuous
I was boxing
you were boxing
he/she/it was boxing
we were boxing
you were boxing
they were boxing
Past perfect
I had boxed
you had boxed
he/she/it had boxed
we had boxed
you had boxed
they had boxed
Past perfect continuous
I had been boxing
you had been boxing
he/she/it had been boxing
we had been boxing
you had been boxing
they had been boxing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will box
you will box
he/she/it will box
we will box
you will box
they will box
Future continuous
I will be boxing
you will be boxing
he/she/it will be boxing
we will be boxing
you will be boxing
they will be boxing
Future perfect
I will have boxed
you will have boxed
he/she/it will have boxed
we will have boxed
you will have boxed
they will have boxed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been boxing
you will have been boxing
he/she/it will have been boxing
we will have been boxing
you will have been boxing
they will have been boxing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would box
you would box
he/she/it would box
we would box
you would box
they would box
Conditional continuous
I would be boxing
you would be boxing
he/she/it would be boxing
we would be boxing
you would be boxing
they would be boxing
Conditional perfect
I would have box
you would have box
he/she/it would have box
we would have box
you would have box
they would have box
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been boxing
you would have been boxing
he/she/it would have been boxing
we would have been boxing
you would have been boxing
they would have been boxing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you box
we let´s box
you box
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to box
Past participle
boxed
Present Participle
boxing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BOX


Botox
ˈbəʊtɒks
cox
kɒks
detox
ˈdiːˌtɒks
fox
fɒks
gearbox
ˈɡɪəˌbɒks
inbox
ˈɪnˌbɒks
jukebox
ˈdʒuːkˌbɒks
Knox
nɒks
locks
lɒks
mailbox
ˈmeɪlˌbɒks
orthodox
ˈɔːθəˌdɒks
ox
ɒks
paradox
ˈpærəˌdɒks
rocks
rɒks
sandbox
ˈsændˌbɒks
sox
sɒks
stocks
stɒks
toolbox
ˈtuːlbɒks
vox
vɒks
Xerox
ˈzɪərɒks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BOX

bowyer
box beam
box calf
box camera
box canyon
box chronometer
box clever
box coat
box cutter
box elder
box file
box girder
box jellyfish
box junction
box kite
box lunch
box number
box office
box pleat
box seat

WORDS THAT END LIKE BOX

beatbox
black box
collection box
dialog box
glory box
hotbox
hox
light box
lox
lunchbox
matchbox
music box
Nox
out of the box
PO box
redox
suggestion box
the box
tool box
unorthodox

Synonyms and antonyms of box in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BOX»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «box» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of box
ark · belt · blow · buffet · bundle up · carton · case · casket · chest · chin · clout · coffret · container · cuff · deck · encase · fight · hit · kist · pack · package · portmanteau · prizefight · punch · receptacle · slap · sock · spar · strike · stroke · thumping · thwack · tonk · trunk · wallop · whack · wrap

Translation of «box» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BOX

Find out the translation of box to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of box from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «box» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

盒子
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

caja
570 millions of speakers

English

box
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बॉक्स
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صُندوق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

коробка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caixa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বক্স
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

boîte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

kotak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schachtel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kothak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hộp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெட்டியில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बॉक्स
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kutu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scatola
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pudełko
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

коробка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cutie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κουτί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

box
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

låda
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

eske
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of box

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BOX»

The term «box» is very widely used and occupies the 823 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BOX» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «box» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «box» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about box

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «BOX»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word box.
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Jon Anderson
Using the Internet as as vehicle to work with people is fascinating. It's sort of a Pandora's box of energy for me.
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Jim Bakker
My dream became bigger and bigger. And the box got bigger than the message, than the Gospel.
3
Banks
When you broaden the little box that you've been living in for so long, it can be very uncomfortable at first.
4
Robert Caro
In a democracy, supposedly we hold power by what we do at the ballot box, so therefore the more we know about political power the better our choices should be and the better, in theory, our democracy should be.
5
Kacy Catanzaro
I try to eat super clean: No processed sugars, no corn syrups, nothing frozen in a box that you can microwave. If I read the ingredient label and I don't know what something is, I assume it's bad.
6
Emma Caulfield
I think talking about one's love life is always... It's a Pandora's box, best kept in journals.
7
Tabatha Coffey
We should all feel confident in our intelligence. By the way, intelligence to me isn't just being book-smart or having a college degree; it's trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it.
8
Jackie Cooper
The studio didn't ask them to learn their trade, they just worked them, and when that personality or that gimmick or whatever they had ran dry at the box office, they were dropped and out.
9
Bill Cunningham
I started photographing people on the street during World War II. I used a little box Brownie. Nothing too expensive.
10
Evan Davis
I've always been scared of advertising folk. I've met them at parties and I've been to their offices and I've always found them intimidatingly cool. At one company I visited, they held their meetings in a caravan that had somehow been installed in the place, a rather more exotic place to gather than the typical BBC glass box.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BOX»

Discover the use of box in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to box and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller ...
The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about.
Marc Levinson, 2010
2
Opening Pandora's Box: A Sociological Analysis of ...
This book proposes a fresh approach to sociological analysis and, in particular, to the analysis of scientific culture.
G. Nigel Gilbert, Michael Joseph Mulkay, 1984
3
Kid's Box 5 Pupil's Book
It also fully covers the syllabus for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) tests. The Pupil's Book presents and practises new language through amusing stories and fantastic songs and activities, making the learning process a joy.
Caroline Nixon, Michael Tomlinson, 2009
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Basic Box Making
While this book will be enjoyed by beginners, it will also be great for any woodworker interested in small projects that can be done in a weekend with wood leftover from another project.
Doug Stowe, 2007
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Kid's Box American English Level 2 Student's Book
It also fully covers the syllabus for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) tests. The Student's Book presents and practices new language through amusing stories and fantastic songs and activities, making the learning process a joy.
Caroline Nixon, Michael Tomlinson, 2010
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Kid's Box 3 Teacher's Book
It also fully covers the syllabus for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) tests. The Teacher's Book contains comprehensive notes, as well as extra activities and classroom ideas to inspire both teacher and students.
Melanie Williams, 2008
7
Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution
Questioning how evolution can explain the complex chemical processes scientists are finding in humans using new technology, a unique argument for creation by either God or another higher intelligence emerges to contradict currently accepted ...
Michael J. Behe, 1996
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Kid's Box 3 Activity Book
It also fully covers the syllabus for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) tests. This Activity Book covers all of the target language from Pupil's Book 3, providing further practice in a fun context.
Caroline Nixon, Michael Tomlinson, 2008
9
Kid's Box American English Level 4 Teacher's Edition
It also fully covers the syllabus for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) tests. The Teacher's Edition contains comprehensive notes, as well as extra activities and classroom ideas to inspire both teachers and students.
Melanie Williams, 2010
10
Kid's Box American English Level 1 Teacher's Edition
It also fully covers the syllabus for the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) tests. The Teacher's Edition contains comprehensive notes, as well as extra activities and classroom ideas to inspire both teachers and students.
Melanie Williams, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BOX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term box is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Here's why July 4 was a box office dud
It turns out that the day of the week that July 4 falls on can have a huge impact on how movies perform at the box office around the holiday. «CNBC, Jul 15»
2
311 marks 25th year with box set of B-sides, demos, show at Rocksino
Tickets: $49.50, at the box office, Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com and livenation.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. «cleveland.com, Jul 15»
3
Trump's Super PAC In a (Post Office) Box
Donald Trump, the presidential candidate who boasts velvety golf courses and glittery skyscrapers, now appears to have a super-PAC—in a ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
4
Inside Out finally beat Jurassic World at the box office
Box office numbers for the holiday weekend are trickling in, and Jurassic World has finally fallen to second place. It wasn't some new, ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15»
5
Box office: With 'Terminator Genisys' and 'Magic Mike XXL,' notes …
“Jurassic World” continued its unconscious run atop the summer box-office heap, and "Inside Out" came to play, while new releases ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
6
China Box Office: Homegrown 'Monk' Beats 'Jurassic World'
Farewell, My Concubine director Chen Kaige's martial arts movie Monk Comes Down The Mountain took the top spot in the Chinese box-office ... «Hollywood Reporter, Jul 15»
7
Amy Winehouse documentary breaks box office records
A remarkable initial box office performance has given a substantial awards push to Asif Kapadia's documentary about the late singer Amy ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
8
Overseas Box Office: 'Sardaar Ji' 2nd Weekend Business is Better …
Punjabi movie "Sardaar Ji" (Sardar Ji) continued to rock the overseas box office as it topped the international business, beating new Tamil ... «International Business Times, India Edition, Jul 15»
9
Chennai Box Office Collection: 'Papanasam' beats 'Terminator …
Kamal Haasan and Gauthami starrer "Papanasam" was in the top position at the Chennai box office last weekend, pushing Hollywood movie ... «International Business Times, India Edition, Jul 15»
10
ArtsBeat | Broadway Box Office Feels the Fizzle on Fourth of July …
There were few fireworks for several Broadway shows over the Fourth of July week, according to box office data released on Monday. «New York Times, Jul 15»

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