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[ boks ]SEE DEFINITION OF boxes

Synonyms for boxes

  • carton
  • crate
  • pack
  • package
  • trunk
  • bin
  • case
  • casket
  • chest
  • coffer
  • portmanteau
  • receptacle
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOXES

She turned away to range some boxes on the shelves behind the counter.

They seldom exceeded six or eight boxes at a time, and were oftener two or three.

Just ring for a lighted candle, we will seal up these boxes.

Are there plenty of boards, planks and boxes around your barn, Fenn?

Deep under the eaves I could make out row after row of boxes and chests.

More barrels, boxes, crates and bags to be piled high up on the waterfront.

It is made in sections or "boxes" twelve or fourteen feet long.

The height of the sides of the boxes is from eight inches to two feet.

With these preparations, however, we shouldered our boxes, and in an hour we were in the suburbs.

Sow auricula and polyanthus seeds in boxes, made of rough boards six inches deep, with holes at the bottom to run off the water.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English box "a wooden container," also the name of a type of shrub, from Late Latin buxis, from Greek pyxis "boxwood box," from pyxos "box tree," of uncertain origin. See OED entry for discussion. German Büchse also is a Latin loan word.

Meaning "compartment at a theater" is from c.1600. Meaning "pigeon-hole at a post office" is from 1832. Meaning "television" is from 1950. Slang meaning "vulva" is attested 17c., according to "Dictionary of American Slang;" modern use seems to date from c.World War II, perhaps originally Australian, on notion of "box of tricks." Box office is 1786; in the figurative sense of "financial element of a performance" it is first recorded 1904. Box lunch (n.) attested from 1899. The box set, "multiple-album, CD or cassette issue of the work of an artist" is attested by 1955.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BOXES

bleachers

nounseating for watching event
  • Ruthville
  • benches
  • boxes
  • grandstand
  • seats
  • stands
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