1. Usually rectangular container; may have a lid.
2. The quantity contained in a box; SYN. boxful.
3. A rectangular drawing.
4. Private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance; SYN. loge.
5. The driver's seat on a coach; SYN. box seat.
6. Separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people.
7. Any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned.
8. Evergreen shrubs or small trees; SYN. boxwood.
9. A blow with the hand (usually on the ear).
ETYM Old Eng. and AS. canne; akin to Dutch Kan, German Kanne, Old High Germ. channa, Swed. Kanna, Dan. kande.
1. A buoy with a round bottom and conical top; SYN. can buoy.
2. Airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.; SYN. tin, tin can.
3. The quantity contained in a can; SYN. canful.
Scroll- or shield-shaped or oval ornamentation; oval figure containing ancient Egyptian king's name and titles; cartridge-case.Usually with paper casing; SYN. cartouch.
oval- or scroll-shaped ornamentation on monument or tomb
In grammar, the different forms (inflections) taken by nouns, pronouns, and adjectives depending on their function in a sentence. English is a language with four inflections; most words have no more than two forms. For example, six pronouns have one form when they are the subject of the verb, and a different form when they are either objects of the verb or governed by a preposition. The six are: I/me, he/him, we/us, they/them, who/whom. In “I like cats”, I is the subject of the sentence. In “Cats hate me”, me is the object. Latin has 6 cases, and Hungarian more than 25.
1. A portable container for carrying several objects.
2. A glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home; SYN. display case, showcase.
3. The quantity contained in a case; SYN. caseful.
4. A cover for a pillow; SYN. pillowcase, slip, pillow slip.
5. The actual state of things.
6. A specific state of mind that is temporary.
7. A problem (usually legal) requiring investigation.
8. A statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument.
9. An occurrence of something; SYN. instance, example.
10. Nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence; SYN. grammatical case.
Sinonimi: jewel casket
ETYM Cf. French casquet, dim. of casque belmet, from Spanish casco.
Small and often ornate for holding jewels or other valuables; SYN. jewel casket.
Box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy.
ETYM Old Eng., a basket, receptacle, Old Fren. cofin, from Latin cophinus. Related to Coffer.
In which a corpse is buried or cremated; SYN. casket.
Something that holds things, especially for transport or storage.
Sinonimi: pix | pyx chest | pix chest | pix
ETYM Latin pyxis a box, Greek pyxis a box, especially of boxwood, from pyxos the box tree or boxwood. Related to Box a receptacle.
1. A chest in which coins from the mint are held to await assay; SYN. pix, pyx chest, pix chest.
2. Any receptacle in which wafers for the Eucharist are kept; SYN. pix.
Box or vessel in which coins or consecrated Eucharist are kept.
Vessel for reservation of Eucharist; box containing specimens of newly-minted coins. trial of the pyx, test for weight, etc., of newly-minted coins.
In the Roman Catholic Church, the container used for the wafers of the sacrament.
ETYM French réceptacle, Latin receptaculum, from receptare, v. intens. from recipere to receive. Related to Receive.
1. A container that is used to put or keep things in.
2. An electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert.
3. Enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts.
The enlarged end of a flower stalk to which the floral parts are attached. Normally the receptacle is rounded, but in some plants it is flattened or cup-shaped. The term is also used for the region on that part of some seaweeds which becomes swollen at certain times of the year and bears the reproductive organs.