- n. 箱，盒子；包厢；一拳
- vi. 拳击
- vt. 拳击；装…入盒中；打耳光
- n. (Box)人名；(英、法、西)博克斯
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- box: English has two distinct words box. The ‘receptacle’ [OE] probably comes from late Latin buxis, a variant of Latin pyxis (whence English pyx ‘container for Communion bread’ ). This was borrowed from Greek puxís, which originally meant not simply ‘box’, but specifically ‘box made of wood’; for it was a derivative of Greek púxos, which via Latin buxus has given English box the tree [OE]. Box ‘fight with the fists’ first appeared in English as a noun, meaning ‘blow’ , now preserved mainly in ‘a box round the ears’.
Its ancestry is uncertain: it may be related to Middle Dutch bōke and Danish bask ‘blow’, or it could simply be an obscure metaphorical extension of box ‘receptacle’.
- box (n.1.)
- Old English box "a wooden container," also the name of a type of shrub, from Late Latin buxis, from Greek pyxis "boxwood box," from pyxos "box tree," which is of uncertain origin. See OED entry for discussion. German Büchse also is a Latin loan word.
Meaning "compartment at a theater" is from c. 1600. Meaning "pigeon-hole at a post office" is from 1832. Meaning "television" is from 1950. Slang meaning "vulva" is attested 17c., according to "Dictionary of American Slang;" modern use seems to date from c.World War II, perhaps originally Australian, on notion of "box of tricks." Box office is 1786; in the figurative sense of "financial element of a performance" it is first recorded 1904. Box lunch (n.) attested from 1899. The box set, "multiple-album, CD or cassette issue of the work of an artist" is attested by 1955.
- box (n.2.)
- "a blow," c. 1300, of uncertain origin, possibly related to Middle Dutch boke, Middle High German buc, and Danish bask, all meaning "a blow," perhaps imitative.
- box (v.1)
- "to put into storage, put into a box," mid-15c., from box (n.1). Related: Boxed; boxing.
- box (v.2)
- "to beat or whip," late 14c., from box (n.2). Meaning "to fight with the fists" is from 1560s. Related: Boxed; boxing.
- 1. Patterson pointed toward a plain cardboard box beneath a long wooden table.
- 2. Martinez expressed confidence of victory at the ballot box.
- 3. The film opened to healthy box office receipts before rapidly falling off.
- 4. I had to box Max's ears to get him to hush.
- 5. The original script was written with the idiot box in mind.
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