Box (plural boxes) describes a variety of containers and receptacles for permanent use as storage, or for temporary use often for transporting contents.
Boxes may be made of durable materials such as wood or metal, or of corrugated fiberboard, paperboard, or other non-durable materials. The size may vary from very small (e.g., a matchbox) to the size of a large appliance. A corrugated box is a very common shipping container. When no specific shape is described, a box of rectangular cross-section with all sides flat may be expected, but a box may have a horizontal cross section that is square, elongated, round or oval; sloped or domed top surfaces, or non-vertical sides.
A decorative or storage box may be opened by raising, pulling, sliding or removing the lid, which may be hinged and/or fastened by a catch, clasp, or lock.
Other articles related to "box":
... Cornwall began operating a bus route between Box Hill and the city, and later running buses along dirt tracks between Box Hill and Mentone, which ... of Station Street and Canterbury Road, in Box Hill South ...
... The Box was an Australian soap opera than ran on Network Ten from 11 February 1974 until October 1977 ... The Box was produced by Crawford Productions who at the time was having great success producing police procedural television series in Australia ... The Box was Crawford's first soap opera, and was launched as a reaction to the enormous success of adult soap opera Number 96 ...
... A blue box is an unauthorized electronic device that generates the same tones employed by a telephone operator's dialing console to switch long-distance calls ... A blue box is a tool that emerged in the 1960s and 70s it allowed users to route their own calls by emulating the in-band signaling mechanism that then controlled switching ... The most typical use of a blue box was to place free telephone calls ...
... The CDs inside the box are in digipack format ... The box contains 8 original-CDs of their official discography in Spanish, yet it doesn't include albums in Italian or French ... The box contains 6 studio-albums + 1 live-album + 1 "CD Bonus" with previously unreleased songs) Tripack Mecano Grandes Éxitos - 2005 (a pack in the shape of 3-gatefold that contains 2 audio-CDs ...
... de Bruijn's theorem A box can be packed with a harmonic brick a × a b × a b c if the box has dimensions a p × a b q × a b c r for some natural numbers p, q, r (i.e ... the box is a multiple of the brick.) The study of polyomino tilings largely concerns two classes of problems to tile a rectangle with congruent tiles, and to pack one of each n-omino into a rectangle ...
Famous quotes containing the word box:
“Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, weve put it in an impossible situation.”
—Margaret Mead (19011978)
“He holds the wire from this box of nerves
Praising the moral error
Of birth and death, the two sad knaves of thieves,
And the hungers emperor;
He pulls the chain, the cistern moves.”
—Dylan Thomas (19141953)
“The quality of American life is an insult to the possibilities of human growth ... the pollution of American space, with gadgetry and cars and TV and box architecture, brutalizes the senses, making gray neurotics of most of us, and perverse spiritual athletes and strident self-transcenders of the best of us.”
—Susan Sontag (b. 1933)