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  1. box

    • IPA[bäks]

    美式

    • n.
      a container with a flat base and sides, typically square or rectangular and having a lid;the contents of a box
    • v.
      put in or provide with a box;enclose (a piece of text) within printed lines
    • noun: box, plural noun: boxes

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    名詞

    • 1. a container with a flat base and sides, typically square or rectangular and having a lid a cereal box a hat box 同義詞 carton, pack, packet, package, case, ... 更多
    • the contents of a box she ate a whole box of chocolates that night
    • British informal television or a television set light entertainment shows on the box
    • informal a casing containing a computer the new model is half the cost of an equivalent IBM box
    • informal a coffin I always thought I'd be in a box when I finally left here
    • historical a coachman's seat.
    • 2. an area on a page that is to be filled in or that is set off by a border a picture of Sandy was in the upper right-hand box
    • an area on a computer screen for user input or displaying information a new box appears containing the names of all the programs which are opened
    • the penalty area he curled in a shot from the edge of the box
    • the rectangular area occupied by the batter ten thousand people booed him when he stepped into the box
    • the rectangular area behind home plate for the catcher (catcher's box), or those near first and third bases, in foul territory, for each base coach (coach's box).
    • 3. a separate section or enclosed area within a larger building, especially one reserved for a group of people in a theater or sports ground or for witnesses or the jury in a law court a box at the opera the jury was now in the box
    • British a small country house for use when hunting or fishing.
    • 4. a protective casing for a piece of a mechanism in the second variation, a switch loop, only one cable enters the box
    • informal short for gearbox
    • 5. a mailbox at a post office, newspaper office, or other facility where a person may arrange to receive correspondence write to me care of PO Box 112
    • 6. North American vulgar slang a woman's vagina.

    動詞

    • 1. put in or provide with a box each piece is boxed with a certificate of authenticity Muriel boxed up all Christopher's clothes
    • enclose (a piece of text) within printed lines procedures relating to topics within the chapter are boxed in and numbered so that the reader can quickly recognize them