# Box vs. Cube

By Jaxson

## Main Difference

The main difference between Box and Cube is that the Box is a variety of container and Cube is a three-dimensional solid object bounded by six square sides

• Box

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 vertical edges.They are not always made up of squares.

Decorative or storage boxes may be opened by raising, pulling, sliding or removing the lid, which may be hinged and/or fastened by a catch, clasp, or lock.

• Cube

In geometry, a cube is a three-dimensional solid object bounded by six square faces, facets or sides, with three meeting at each vertex.

The cube is the only regular hexahedron and is one of the five Platonic solids. It has 6 faces, 12 edges, and 8 vertices.

The cube is also a square parallelepiped, an equilateral cuboid and a right rhombohedron. It is a regular square prism in three orientations, and a trigonal trapezohedron in four orientations.

The cube is dual to the octahedron. It has cubical or octahedral symmetry

The cube is the only convex polyhedron whose faces are all squares.

Wikipedia
• Box (noun)

Senses relating to a three-dimensional object or space.

• Box (noun)

A cuboid space; a cuboid hinged lid.

• Box (noun)

A cuboid container and its contents; as much as fills such a container.

“a box of books”

• Box (noun)

A compartment (as a drawer) of an item of furniture used for storage, such as a cupboard, a shelf, etc.

• Box (noun)

A compartment or receiving items.

“post box”

“post office box”

• Box (noun)

• Box (noun)

A compartment to sit inside in an building.

• Box (noun)

The seat on a coach.

• Box (noun)

A shelter; a booth.

“sentry-box”

• Box (noun)

A trap.

“I’m really in a box now.”

• Box (noun)

A coffin.

• Box (noun)

Preceded by the: television.

• Box (noun)

The vagina.

• Box (noun)

A case in which it is housed.

“a UNIX box”

• Box (noun)

A close fielder.

• Box (noun)

A casing around the wheel, a bearing, a id=mechanical, etc.

• Box (noun)

A fencing to struck an spool and lights and sound to hit, with different coloured lights for on target and off target hits.

• Box (noun)

Senses relating to a two-dimensional object or space

• Box (noun)

A small country house.

• Box (noun)

A oblong or a square.

“Place a tick in the box.”

“This text would stand out better if we put it in a coloured box.”

• Box (noun)

The rectangle in which the batter stands.

• Box (noun)

One of two specific regions in a promoter.

• Box (noun)

A balls where the shape.

• Box (noun)

Any of various hedges and topiary.

• Box (noun)

The wood from a box tree: boxwood.

• Box (noun)

A musical instrument, especially one made from boxwood.

• Box (noun)

An evergreen tree of the genus Lophostemon (for example, the box scrub, Brisbane box, brush box, pink box, or Queensland box, ver=180823).

• Box (noun)

A blow with the fist.

• Box (noun)

A Mediterranean food fish of the genus ver=180823, which is a variety of sea bream; a bogue or oxeye.

• Box (verb)

To place inside a box; to pack in one or more boxes.

• Box (verb)

Usually followed by in: to corner, to hem in.

• Box (verb)

To mix two paint of colour to ensure that the color is identical.

• Box (verb)

To make an hole in (a procuring the sap.

• Box (verb)

To boarding, lathing, etc., so as to pipes) or to bring to a required form.

• Box (verb)

To wheel) with a box.

• Box (verb)

To enclose (images, text, etc.) in a box.

• Box (verb)

To place a value of a object.

• Box (verb)

To strike with the fists; to punch.

“box someone’s ears”

“Leave this place before I box you!”

• Box (verb)

To fight against (a person) in a boxing match.

• Box (verb)

To participate in boxing; to be a boxer.

• Cube (noun)

A regular polyhedron having six identical square faces.

• Cube (noun)

Any object more or less in the form of a cube.

“a sugar cube”

“a stock cube”

• Cube (noun)

The third power of a number, value, term or expression.

“the cube of 2 is 8”

• Cube (noun)

A data structure consisting of a three-dimensional array; a data cube

• Cube (noun)

A cubicle, especially one of those found in offices.

“My co-worker annoys me by throwing things over the walls of my cube.”

• Cube (verb)

To raise to the third power; to determine the result of multiplying by itself twice.

“Three cubed can be written as 33, and equals twenty-seven.”

• Cube (verb)

To form into the shape of a cube.

• Cube (verb)

To cut into cubes.

“Cube the ham right after adding the curry to the rice.”

• Cube (verb)

to use a Rubik’s cube.

“He likes to cube now and then.”

Wiktionary
• Box (noun)

a container with a flat base and sides, typically square or rectangular and having a lid

“a hat box”

“a cigarette box”

• Box (noun)

the contents of a box

“she ate a whole box of chocolates that night”

• Box (noun)

television or a television set

“we sat around watching the box”

• Box (noun)

a casing containing a computer

“the new model is half the cost of an equivalent IBM box”

• Box (noun)

a coffin

“I always thought I’d be in a box when I finally left here”

• Box (noun)

a coachman’s seat.

• Box (noun)

an area on a page that is to be filled in or that contains separate printed matter

“tick the box on the coupon”

• Box (noun)

an area on a computer screen for user input or displaying information

“a new box appears containing the names of all the programs which are opened”

• Box (noun)

a box junction

“do not enter the box until your exit is clear”

• Box (noun)

the penalty area

“he curled in a brilliant second from the edge of the box”

• Box (noun)

the area occupied by the batter

“ten thousand people booed him when he stepped into the box”

• Box (noun)

a separate section or enclosed area reserved for a group of people in a theatre or sports ground, or for witnesses or the jury in a law court

“the royal box”

• Box (noun)

a small country house for use when shooting or fishing.

• Box (noun)

a protective casing for a piece of a mechanism

“in the second variation, a switch loop, only one cable enters the box”

• Box (noun)

short for gearbox

• Box (noun)

a light shield for protecting a man’s genitals in sport, especially in cricket.

• Box (noun)

a facility at a newspaper office for receiving replies to an advertisement

“write to me care of Box 112”

• Box (noun)

a facility at a post office whereby letters are kept until called for by the addressee.

• Box (noun)

a woman’s vagina.

• Box (noun)

a slap with the hand on the side of a person’s head

“she gave him a box on the ear”

• Box (noun)

a slow-growing European evergreen shrub or small tree with small glossy dark green leaves. It is widely used in hedging and for topiary, and yields hard, heavy timber.

• Box (noun)

the hard, heavy wood of the box tree, formerly used for engraving and for musical instruments.

• Box (noun)

any of a number of trees that have wood or foliage similar to the box tree.

• Box (verb)

put in or provide with a box

“the books are sold as a boxed set”

“Muriel boxed up all Christopher’s clothes”

• Box (verb)

enclose (a piece of text) within printed lines

“boxed sections in magazines”

• Box (verb)

restrict the ability of (a person or vehicle) to move freely

“a van had double-parked alongside her car and totally boxed her in”

• Box (verb)

mix up different flocks.

• Box (verb)

fight an opponent using one’s fists; compete in the sport of boxing

“he had to box Benn for the title”

“he boxed for England”

• Box (verb)

recite the compass points in correct order.

• Box (verb)

make a complete change of direction

“by now the breeze had boxed the compass”

Oxford Dictionary