box

How to spell box in spanish

In spanish, the word box can be spelled:

  • n.
      1. A container typically constructed with four sides perpendicular to the base and often having a lid or cover.
      2. The amount or quantity that such a container can hold.
    1. A square or rectangle: Draw a box around your answer.
      1. A separated compartment in a public place of entertainment, such as a theater or stadium, for the accommodation of a small group.
      2. An area of a public place, such as a courtroom or stadium, marked off and restricted for use by persons performing a specific function: a jury box.
    2. A small structure serving as a shelter: a sentry box.
    3. Chiefly British. A small country house used as a sporting lodge: a shooting box.
    4. A box stall.
    5. The raised seat for the driver of a coach or carriage.
    6. Baseball.
      1. An area on a diamond marked by lines designating where the batter may stand.
      2. Any of various designated areas for other team members, such as the pitcher, catcher, and coaches.
    7. Sports. A penalty box.
    8. Printing. Featured printed matter enclosed by hairlines, a border, or white space and placed within or between text columns.
    9. A hollow made in the side of a tree for the collection of sap.
    10. A post office box.
      1. An inbox.
      2. An outbox.
      1. An insulating, enclosing, or protective casing or part in a machine.
      2. A signaling device enclosed in a casing: an alarm box.
    11. A cable box.
      1. Informal. A television.
      2. A very large portable radio.
    12. Chiefly British. A gift or gratuity, especially one given at Christmas.
    13. An awkward or perplexing situation; a predicament.
    14. Vulgar Slang. The vulva and the vagina.
    tr.v., boxed, box·ing, box·es.
    1. To pack in a box.
    2. To confine in or as if in a box.
    3. To border or enclose with or as if with a box: Key sections of the report are boxed off.
    4. To provide a housing or case for (a machine part, for example).
      1. To limit the activity or influence of by or as if by creating a restrictive structure or outlining a territory: The legislature was boxed in by its earlier decisions.
      2. Sports. To block (a competitor or opponent) from advancing, especially to hinder an opponent from getting a rebound in basketball by placing oneself between the opponent and the basket: was boxed out by the tallest player on the team; was boxed in on the homestretch.
    5. Nautical. To boxhaul.
    6. To cut a hole in (a tree) for the collection of sap.
    7. To blend (paint) by pouring alternately between two containers.
    8. To change the shape of (a structure, such as a wall) by applying lath and plaster or boarding.
    idioms:

    box the compass

    1. To name the 32 points of the compass in proper order.
    2. To make a complete revolution or reversal.
    in a box Informal.
    1. In a very difficult or restrictive situation.

    [Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin buxis, from Greek puxis, from puxos, box tree.]


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