n. A small evergreen tree or shrub, Buxus sempervirens, a dwarfed variety of which is used for ornamental hedges, and in gardening as an edging for flower-beds. See Buxus and boxwood.n. A case or receptacle for articles or materials of any kind.n. A money-chest, especially one in which money for some particular purpose is collected or kept: as, a poor-box; a missionary-box.n. The quantity that a box contains.n. A receptacle under the driver's seat on a carriage; hence, the seat itself.n. A package or case of presents, especially Christmas presents.n. A compartment or place shut or railed off for the accommodation of a small number of people in a public place.n. A separate compartment or a roomy stall for a horse in a stable or railroad-car.n. A place of shelter for one or two men engaged in the performance of certain duties: as, a sentry-box; a signalman's box.n. A snug house; a small country-house for temporary use during the continuance of some sport, as of hunting: as, a shooting-box.n. In machinery: A cylindrical hollow iron in a wheel, in which the axle runs.n. In a pump: The cap covering the top of the pump. A pump-bucket. A hollow plunger with a lifting-valve. A casing about a valve.n. The pulley-case in a draw-loom on which rest the rollers that conduct the tail-cords.n. The receptacle for a shuttle at the end of the lathe of a loom.n. The socket for the screw in a screw-vise.n. The opening into which the end of a rib-saw is wedged.n. In carpentry, a trough for cutting miters. See miter-box.n. Nautical, the space between the back-board and the stern-post of a boat, where the coxswain sits.n. In founding, the flask or frame which holds the sand.n. The keeper into which the bolt of a lock enters in locking. Also called the staple of the lock.—14. In a printers' case, the compartment for a single character: as, the n-box is empty; the comma-box.n. A battery for wild-fowl shooting; a sink-box.To place in a box; inclose as in a box; confine; hoard.To furnish with a box, as a wheel.To make a hole or cut (in a tree) for the sap to collect: as, to box a maple.Nautical, to cause (a vessel) to turn short round on her heel by bracing the head-yards aback: sometimes followed by off: as, to box off a vessel. See haul.To form into a box or the shape of a box: as, to box the scenes on a stage.n. A blow of any kind.n. A blow; specifically, a blow on the head with the fist, or on the ear with the open hand.To beat; thrash; strike with the fist or hand; especially, to strike on the ear or side of the head: as, “they box her about the ears,”To fight with the fists, whether bare or incased in boxing-gloves; combat with or as with the hands or fists.n. A name in Australia (usually with a distinctive epithet, as bastard, black, white, etc.) of many eucalypts, and of a few trees of the genus Tristania, belonging to the same family: applied chiefly because of the qualities of their timber, which more or less resembles true boxwood.n. In machinery: A die for cutting the thread on a wooden screw.n. In irrigation, a device for measuring water through a small flume of rectangular section.n. In turpentine-making, the cavity cut in a pine-tree to receive the resin which flows from the scarified surface above.n. In mining, a small mine-car; a hutch; a tub.n. A mix-up of things that should be kept apart, as different flocks or mobs of sheep.To mix up or allow to be mixed up (things, such as different flocks of sheep, which should be kept apart).To grain or board on the grain side with a graining-board, to give skin a rough or pebbled effect.n. A sparoid fish, Box boops, known from the Mediterranean to the southern coast of England.