John gave Mary a box of chocolates.
The two boys carried a loud boom box onto the bus. (box-like artifact)
The dentist's office had a big toy box in one corner of the room.
She never thought her kid would be sent home in a box from Iraq. (informal usage)
We used a call box by the roadside to report the fire.
I sent the letter to Sally's box at the post office.
They live in one of those sterile boxes in the suburbs. (box-like architecture)
We need to think outside the box to solve this problem. (figurative extension)
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
He invited us to share his box at the opera.
The defendant stood in front of the jury box to hear the verdict.
The soldier left his sentry box to get a cup of coffee.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 9
NOTE: answers the question 'how much' or 'how many'
Our family eats three boxes of cereal a week. (how much)
The child felt sick after eating a whole box of chocolate chip cookies.
The wholesale market sells peaches and avocados by the box, not by the piece.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
NOTE: a specific metaphoric extension of Sense 1 - refers to an unfortunate situation
Pete feels trapped in a box over this dilemma.
His lying about it got him into a real box at work.
Her therapist helped her get out of the emotional box she had put herself in.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4
You must check only one box for each question.
A picture of Sandy was in the upper right-hand box of the page.
John drew boxes around the items he wanted in the catalog.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5
The gardner trimmed the box shrubs around the side of the house.
These evergreen boxes are hardy up through Zone 3.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6
The pinch hitter walked into the batter's box.
He curled in a shot from the edge of the box. (penalty box in soccer)
The ball bounced outside the catcher's box.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7
The tipsy coachman was slumped over in the box, fast asleep.
The stagecoach had a hired gun riding shotgun in the box, next to the driver.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8
The cat gave the dog a box on the snout when he got too close.
The musician suffered hearing loss from too many boxes on the ear as a child.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10
Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)