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box,

common name for the Buxaceae, a family of trees and shrubs with leathery evergreen leaves, native to the tropics and subtropics of the Old World and to Central America. The boxes (genus Buxus) have been widely introduced to other regions for use as hedge plants and for their wood. Boxwood is close-grained, strong and hard, and polishes well; it is valued for wood engraving, carving, and turning, and for making musical instruments. Pachysandra procumbens, a native American species of an otherwise Asian genus, is a low, creeping herb found in the S Appalachians and cultivated elsewhere as a ground cover. The box family is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Euphorbiales.

What does it mean when you dream about a box?

Boxes have a complex range of meanings, so deciphering the meaning of a box that appears in a dream is often difficult. For Freud, boxes represented the womb or the vagina. Much depends on one’s circumstances and on the particular disposition of the box in a dream. During a move, boxes in a dream might simply reflect the moving experience. Certain common metaphors, such as “feeling boxed in,” can be expressed by boxes in dreams. Boxes may contain danger (as in “Pandora’s box”) or gifts (a “gift box”).

box

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(design engineering)
(engineering)
A protective covering or housing.

box

1. A private seating area for spectators in an auditorium, usually located at the front or side of a mezzanine or balcony; may contain movable, rather than fixed, chairs.
2. An enclosure for mounting an electric device and its associated circuit conductors or for splicing, pulling in, or terminating conductors.

box

1
1. a separate compartment in a public place for a small group of people, as in a theatre or certain restaurants
2. an enclosure within a courtroom
3. a compartment for a horse in a stable or a vehicle
4. Brit a small country house occupied by sportsmen when following a field sport, esp shooting
5. 
a. a protective housing for machinery or mechanical parts
b. the contents of such a box
c. (in combination): a gearbox
6. the central part of a computer or the casing enclosing it
7. short for penalty box
8. Baseball either of the designated areas for the batter or the pitcher
9. the raised seat on which the driver sits in a horse-drawn coach

box

2
1. a dense slow-growing evergreen tree or shrub of the genus Buxus, esp B. sempervirens, which has small shiny leaves and is used for hedges, borders, and garden mazes: family Buxaceae
2. the wood of this tree
3. any of several trees the timber or foliage of which resembles this tree, esp various species of Eucalyptus with rough bark

box

(computer)
1. A computer; especially in the construction "foo box" where foo is some functional qualifier, like "graphics", or the name of an operating system (thus, "Unix box", "MS-DOS box", etc.) "We preprocess the data on Unix boxes before handing it up to the mainframe." The plural "boxen" is sometimes seen.

2. Without qualification in an IBM SNA site, "box" refers specifically to an IBM front-end processor.

box

(1) See set-top box and search box.

(2) Slang for computer. The term typically refers to a personal computer in a desktop or tower case. For example, the phrase "that's a nice Windows box" simply means a "fully equipped or well-made computer running the Windows operating system."

(3) (Box) A cloud storage service from Box, Los Altos, CA (www.box.com) that is used to share files between desktop computers and mobile devices. Introduced in 2005, the service comes in free and paid versions. The OpenBox programming interface (API) enables applications to work with files stored in the Box cloud, and apps from Box and third parties are available. For example, Box Edit lets users modify content directly from the native applications stored in their computers, such as Excel and Photoshop.

Sophisticated Collaboration and Notifications
Box excels in helping account administrators manage the service. For example, when Box admins send invitations to a user to review files in the cloud, they are notified when the user has downloaded them. See cloud storage.


Box Options
Box provides numerous options including notifying users that recipients downloaded the files offered to them.

Box

(dreams)
A box is believed to be a feminine symbol that represents the unconscious, the mysterious, and the maternal. The famous Pandora’s box held all the forces of good and evil in it. Pandora opened the box and unleashed its wrath into the world. She was able to close the box and in it hope. Thus, it is said that hope remains. (Pandora’s box was not really a box at all, but a jar!) The interpretation of the box in your dream depends on the details of the dream and on the content of the box. Just remember that the box is symbolic of mystery, secrecy, and of something precious. The box in your dream might represent potential that needs to be realized and that will slowly come to your conscious awareness. Dreaming of a box suggests that risk taking may be necessary and that you may discover power and wealth that currently may be in the unconscious.
References in classic literature ?
Professor Bumper found plenty of his own particular kind of "game" which he caught in the net, transferring the specimens to the boxes he carried.
There was a building to which the grease was piped, and made into soap and lard; and then there was a factory for making lard cans, and another for making soap boxes.
When he had got to the other side of the boat, he came across Haley, who was smoking on top of a pile of boxes.
Each of these pretty homes had a garden in front fenced with white palings and opulently stocked with hollyhocks, marigolds, touch-me-nots, prince's-feathers, and other old-fashioned flowers; while on the windowsills of the houses stood wooden boxes containing moss rose plants and terra-cotta pots in which grew a breed of geranium whose spread of intensely red blossoms accented the prevailing pink tint of the rose-clad house-front like an explosion of flame.
Here in soap boxes hidden among the trees were stored all their treasures: wee baskets and plates and cups made of burdock balls, bits of broken china for parties, dolls, soon to be outgrown, but serving well as characters in all sorts of romances enacted there,--deaths, funerals, weddings, christenings.
We shall not want it to go to church; but it must be ready the moment we return: all the boxes and luggage arranged and strapped on, and the coachman in his seat.
He was brought from the castle by Szgany, and probably they delivered their cargo to Slovaks who took the boxes to Varna, for there they were shipped to London.
The box taken by Albert was in the first circle; although each of the three tiers of boxes is deemed equally aristocratic, and is, for this reason, generally styled the "nobility's boxes," and although the box engaged for the two friends was sufficiently capacious to contain at least a dozen persons, it had cost less than would be paid at some of the French theatres for one admitting merely four occupants.
Newman was about to leave his place when he noticed in that obscure region devoted to the small boxes which in France are called, not inaptly, "bathing-tubs," a face which even the dim light and the distance could not make wholly indistinct.
Having locked the door behind them, Adam opened the packing-case where the boxes of the two mongooses were locked up.
Though there was already talk of the erection, in remote metropolitan distances "above the Forties," of a new Opera House which should compete in costliness and splendour with those of the great European capitals, the world of fashion was still content to reassemble every winter in the shabby red and gold boxes of the sociable old Academy.
Several of the dead man's possessions--notably a small case of razors--had been found in the valet's boxes, but he explained that they had been presents from the deceased, and the housekeeper was able to corroborate the story.