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box    音標拼音: [b'ɑks]
n. 框,盒子,箱,一巴掌
vt. 裝…入盒中,裝箱,打耳光
vi. 拳擊
n. 方框


機箱; 框

箱 盒

n 1: a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he
rummaged through a box of spare parts"
2: private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group
can watch the performance; "the royal box was empty" [synonym:
{box}, {loge}]
3: the quantity contained in a box; "he gave her a box of
chocolates" [synonym: {box}, {boxful}]
4: a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is
impossible; "his lying got him into a tight corner" [synonym:
{corner}, {box}]
5: a rectangular drawing; "the flowchart contained many boxes"
6: evergreen shrubs or small trees [synonym: {box}, {boxwood}]
7: 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"
8: the driver's seat on a coach; "an armed guard sat in the box
with the driver" [synonym: {box}, {box seat}]
9: separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people;
"the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold"
10: a blow with the hand (usually on the ear); "I gave him a
good box on the ear"
v 1: put into a box; "box the gift, please" [synonym: {box},
{package}] [ant: {unbox}]
2: hit with the fist; "I'll box your ears!"
3: engage in a boxing match

Boce \Boce\ (b[=o]s), n. [L. box, bocis, Gr. bo`ax, bw^x.]
A European fish ({Box vulgaris}), having a compressed body
and bright colors; -- called also {box}, and {bogue}.
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Box \Box\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Boxed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
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1. To inclose in a box.
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2. To furnish with boxes, as a wheel.
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3. (Arch.) To inclose with boarding, lathing, etc., so as to
bring to a required form.
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{To box a tree}, to make an incision or hole in a tree for
the purpose of procuring the sap.

{To box off}, to divide into tight compartments.

{To box up}.
(a) To put into a box in order to save; as, he had boxed
up twelve score pounds.
(b) To confine; as, to be boxed up in narrow quarters.
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Box \Box\, n.; pl. {Boxes} [As. box a small case or vessel with
a cover; akin to OHG. buhsa box, G. b["u]chse; fr. L. buxus
boxwood, anything made of boxwood. See {Pyx}, and cf. {Box} a
tree, {Bushel}.]
1. A receptacle or case of any firm material and of various
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2. The quantity that a box contain.
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3. A space with a few seats partitioned off in a theater, or
other place of public amusement.
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Laughed at by the pit, box, galleries, nay, stage.
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The boxes and the pit are sovereign judges.
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4. A chest or any receptacle for the deposit of money; as, a
poor box; a contribution box.
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Yet since his neighbors give, the churl unlocks,
Damning the poor, his tripple-bolted box. --J.
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5. A small country house. "A shooting box." --Wilson.
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Tight boxes neatly sashed. --Cowper.
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6. A boxlike shed for shelter; as, a sentry box.
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7. (Mach)
(a) An axle box, journal box, journal bearing, or bushing.
(b) A chamber or section of tube in which a valve works;
the bucket of a lifting pump.
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8. The driver's seat on a carriage or coach.
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9. A present in a box; a present; esp. a Christmas box or
gift. "A Christmas box." --Dickens.
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10. (Baseball) The square in which the pitcher stands.
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11. (Zool.) A Mediterranean food fish; the bogue.
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Note: Box is much used adjectively or in composition; as box
lid, box maker, box circle, etc.; also with modifying
substantives; as money box, letter box, bandbox, hatbox
or hat box, snuff box or snuffbox.
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{Box beam} (Arch.), a beam made of metal plates so as to have
the form of a long box.

{Box car} (Railroads), a freight car covered with a roof and
inclosed on the sides to protect its contents.

{Box chronometer}, a ship's chronometer, mounted in gimbals,
to preserve its proper position.

{Box coat}, a thick overcoat for driving; sometimes with a
heavy cape to carry off the rain.

{Box coupling}, a metal collar uniting the ends of shafts or
other parts in machinery.

{Box crab} (Zool.), a crab of the genus {Calappa}, which,
when at rest with the legs retracted, resembles a box.

{Box drain} (Arch.), a drain constructed with upright sides,
and with flat top and bottom.

{Box girder} (Arch.), a box beam.

{Box groove} (Metal Working), a closed groove between two
rolls, formed by a collar on one roll fitting between
collars on another. --R. W. Raymond.

{Box metal}, an alloy of copper and tin, or of zinc, lead,
and antimony, for the bearings of journals, etc.

{Box plait}, a plait that doubles both to the right and the

{Box turtle} or

{Box tortoise} (Zool.), a land tortoise or turtle of the
genera {Cistudo} and {Emys}; -- so named because it can
withdraw entirely within its shell, which can be closed by
hinged joints in the lower shell. Also, humorously, an
exceedingly reticent person. --Emerson.

{In a box}, in a perplexity or an embarrassing position; in
difficulty. (Colloq.)

{In the wrong box}, out of one's place; out of one's element;
awkwardly situated. (Colloq.) --Ridley (1554)
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Box \Box\, n. [Cf.Dan. baske to slap, bask slap, blow. Cf.
A blow on the head or ear with the hand.
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A good-humored box on the ear. --W. Irving.
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Box \Box\, v. i.
To fight with the fist; to combat with, or as with, the hand
or fist; to spar.
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Box \Box\, v. t.
To strike with the hand or fist, especially to strike on the
ear, or on the side of the head.
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Box \Box\ (b[o^]ks), n. [As. box, L. buxus, fr. Gr. ?. See {Box}
a case.] (Bot.)
A tree or shrub, flourishing in different parts of the world.
The common box ({Buxus sempervirens}) has two varieties, one
of which, the dwarf box ({Buxus suffruticosa}), is much used
for borders in gardens. The wood of the tree varieties, being
very hard and smooth, is extensively used in the arts, as by
turners, engravers, mathematical instrument makers, etc.
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{Box elder}, the ash-leaved maple ({Negundo aceroides}), of
North America.

{Box holly}, the butcher's broom ({Russus aculeatus}).

{Box thorn}, a shrub ({Lycium barbarum}).

{Box tree}, the tree variety of the common box.
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Box \Box\, v. t. [Cf.Sp. boxar, now spelt bojar.]
To boxhaul.
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{To box off} (Naut.), to turn the head of a vessel either way
by bracing the headyards aback.

{To box the compass} (Naut.), to name the thirty-two points
of the compass in their order.
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277 Moby Thesaurus words for "box":
Christmas present, archives, armory, arsenal, attic, auditorium,
award, bag, balcony, bank, barrel, basement, basket, battle, bay,
bin, birthday present, blind alley, blip, blockhouse, blow,
bonded warehouse, bookcase, booth, bottle, box in, box seat,
box the ears, box up, brawl, broil, buffet, bungalow, bunker,
burden, burial case, buttery, cabin, caboose, cadeau, camp, can,
capsule, cargo dock, carton, case, cask, casket, cavity, cell,
cellar, cellule, chalet, chamber, chest, chop, circumscribe, clash,
close, closet, clout, coffin, collide, combat, come to blows,
compartment, confine, conservatory, contend, contest, corner, cot,
cote, cottage, cramp, crate, crib, crypt, cuff, cul-de-sac,
cupboard, cut, cut and thrust, dead end, dead-end street, deadlock,
depository, depot, dock, drawer, dress circle, duel, dump, embox,
embrace, encapsulate, encase, enclosed space, encyst, enfold,
enshroud, envelop, enwrap, exchange blows, exchequer, extremity,
fairing, fauteuil, fence, feud, fight, fight a duel, fill, fix,
flap, freight, gallery, gift, give and take, give satisfaction,
glory hole, godown, grapple, grapple with, halt, hamper, handsel,
haymaker, heap, heap up, hem, hem in, hold, hole, hollow, hutch,
impasse, invest, jam, jar, jostle, joust, keep from spreading,
keep within bounds, kist, lade, lap, lash, library, limit, load,
localize, locker, lodge, log cabin, loge, love nest, lumber room,
lumberyard, magasin, magazine, manger, mass, mix it up, mummy case,
narrow, nigger heaven, oblation, offering, orchestra,
orchestra circle, pack, pack away, package, paradise, parcel,
parquet, parquet circle, parterre, paste, peace offering,
peanut gallery, pew, pickle, pied-a-terre, pile, pit, plight,
pocket, pot, present, presentation, proscenium boxes, punch,
qualify, quarrel, rack, rassle, repertory, repository, reservoir,
restrict, rick, riot, run a tilt, sack, sarcophagus, scramble,
scrape, scuffle, shack, shanty, sheathe, shelf, ship, shroud,
skirmish, slap, slap the face, smack, smother, snuggery, sock,
spank, spar, spot, stack, stack room, stalemate, stall, stand,
standing room, standstill, stint, stock room, stop, storage, store,
storehouse, storeroom, stow, strike, stripe, strive, struggle,
supply base, supply depot, surround, swaddle, swathe, tank,
theatre stall, thrust and parry, tighten, tilt, tin,
token punishment, tourney, treasure house, treasure room, treasury,
tribute, tussle, vat, vault, wage war, war, warehouse, whack, whip,
white elephant, whomp, wine cellar, wrap, wrap about, wrap up,

1. A computer; especially in the construction "foo
box" where foo is some functional qualifier, like "graphics",
or the name of an {operating system} (thus, "{Unix} box",
"{MS-DOS} box", etc.) "We preprocess the data on Unix boxes
before handing it up to the {mainframe}." The plural
"{boxen}" is sometimes seen.

2. Without qualification in an {IBM} {SNA} site, "box" refers
specifically to an {IBM} {front-end processor}.

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box: n.A computer; esp. in the construction foo box where foo
is some functional qualifier, like graphics, or the name of an OS (thus, Unix box, Windows
box, etc.) “We preprocess the data on Unix boxes before
handing it up to the mainframe.”




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