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noun American English pronunciation: box /bɑks/ 
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singularbox
pluralboxes
 
  1. 1
    [countable] a container with straight sides, a flat base, and sometimes a lid

    a stack of cardboard boxes

    Read the instructions before taking it out of its box.

    1. a.
      the things in a box, or the amount that a box contains

      Jim gave us some chocolates, and we ate the whole box.

      box of:

      a box of matches

  2. 10

    the box

    British informal the television

    Is there anything on the box tonight?

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