See also: box and b'ox

English

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 Box, Gloucestershire on Wikipedia
 Box, Wiltshire on Wikipedia
 Box (surname) on Wikipedia

Alternative forms

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Proper noun

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Box

  1. A surname.
  2. A village in Minchinhampton parish, south of Stroud, Gloucestershire, England (OS grid ref SO8600).
  3. A village and civil parish near Corsham, Wiltshire, England (OS grid ref ST8268).

Derived terms

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Anagrams

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German

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English box. Doublet of Büchse (can) and Buchse (bushing, connector).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /bɔks/
  • Audio:(file)

Noun

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Box f (genitive Box, plural Boxen)

  1. box (rectangular container); but not as widely used as in English, perhaps commonest for plastic boxes
  2. (electronics) loudspeaker (box-like encasing containing one or more loudspeaker devices)
  3. (equestrianism) a stall for a horse (compartment in a stable); not used for a horsebox, which is Pferdeanhänger
  4. (motor racing) pit (area for refueling and repairing)

Usage notes

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  • With regard to the derived senses 2, 3, and 4, Box has become a false friend of its English etymon, box.

Declension

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Synonyms

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Derived terms

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Further reading

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  • Box” in Duden online
  • Box” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Limburgish

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Derived from or related to Middle Low German buxe. Compare Luxembourgish Box and Central Franconian Botz.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈboks/, [ˈbʊks]
  • (some dialects and some younger speakers) IPA(key): /ˈbɔks/, [ˈbɒks]
  • Rhymes: -oks

Noun

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Box f (plural Boxe, diminutive Böxke) (German-based spelling)

  1. trousers (UK); pants (US)
  2. diaper
  3. feathers on a chicken's leg

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Luxembourgish

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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Box f (plural Boxen)

  1. trousers