box [-es] n

OE < L. bux-us, box-tree.

  1. Drawer; square container; rectangular receptacle; keeper of mementos; small treasury made of wood or stone; [fig.] memory; record; heart; mental storage place; repository of affection; (see Luke 7:37).
  2. Casket; coffin; long wooden chest for burial of the dead; [fig.] weight; burden of pain; load of grief.
  3. Theater compartment; seat in a play-house; small room for people attending a performance; [fig.] human body; life span.