Box elder, the ash-leaved maple (Negundo aceroides), of North America.Box holly, the butcher's broom Box thorn, a shrub Box tree, the tree variety of the common box.

(Box), n.; pl. Boxes [As. box a small case or vessel with a cover; akin to OHG. buhsa box, G. büchse; 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 shapes.

2. The quantity that a box contain.

3. A space with a few seats partitioned off in a theater, or other place of public amusement.

Laughed at by the pit, box, galleries, nay, stage.

The boxes and the pit are sovereign judges.

4. A chest or any receptacle for the deposit of money; as, a poor box; a contribution box.

Yet since his neighbors give, the churl unlocks,
Damning the poor, his tripple-bolted box.
J. Warton.

5. A small country house. "A shooting box." Wilson.

Tight boxes neatly sashed.

6. A boxlike shed for shelter; as, a sentry box.

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.

8. The driver's seat on a carriage or coach.

9. A present in a box; a present; esp. a Christmas box or gift. "A Christmas box." Dickens.

10. (Baseball) The square in which the pitcher stands.

11. (Zoöl.) A Mediterranean food fish; the bogue.

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.

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(Zoöl.), 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

1. An archer; one who uses bow.

2. One who makes or sells bows.

(Box) 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 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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