Box vs Qalamdan - What's the difference?

box | qalamdan |


As nouns the difference between box and qalamdan

is that box is box (rectangular container) while qalamdan is a persian box or case for storing a pen.

box

English

(wikipedia box)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) box, from (etyl) .

Noun

(boxes)
  • A space; a container, usually with a hinged lid.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The huge square box , parquet-floored and high-ceilinged, had been arranged to display a suite of bedroom furniture designed and made in the halcyon days of the last quarter of the nineteenth century, […].}}
  • As much as fills a such a container.
  • A compartment of a storage furniture, or of a part of such a furniture, such as of a drawer, shelving, etc.
  • A compartment to sit in at a theater, courtroom or auditorium.
  • A small rectangular shelter like a booth.
  • a sentry box
  • A rectangle.
  • Place a tick or a cross in the box .
    This text would stand out better if we put it in a box of colour.
  • An input field on an interactive electronic display.
  • A numbered receptacle at a newspaper office for anonymous replies to advertisements.
  • A trap or predicament.
  • The driver's seat on a coach.
  • (cricket)  A hard protector for the genitals worn by a batsman or close fielder inside the underpants.
  • (engineering)  A cylindrical casing around for example a bearing or gland.
  • (football)  The penalty area.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2010 , date=December 29 , author=Chris Whyatt , title=Chelsea 1 - 0 Bolton , work=BBC citation , passage=Poised link-up play between Essien and Lampard set the Ghanaian midfielder free soon after but his left-footed shot from outside the box was too weak.}}
  • (computing, slang)  A computer, or the case in which it is housed.
  •   .
  • (slang, offensive)  The vagina.
  • (euphemistic)  Coffin.
  • (juggling)  A pattern usually performed with three balls where the movements of the balls make a boxlike shape.
  • Horse box.
  • * 1877 , (Anna Sewell), (Black Beauty) Chapter 22[http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Black_Beauty/22]
  • He was a fine-looking middle-aged man, and his voice said at once that he expected to be obeyed. He was very friendly and polite to John, and after giving us a slight look, he called a groom to take us to our boxes , and invited John to take some refreshment.
  • (baseball) The rectangle in which the stands.
  • A Mediterranean food fish; the bogue.
  • (dated) A small country house.
  • a shooting box
    (Wilson)
  • * Cowper
  • tight boxes neatly sashed
  • (informal) box lacrosse
  • Usage notes
    * (computer) The whimsical plural (boxen) is occasionally used.
    Synonyms
    * (rectangular container) case, package * (as much as fills a box) boxful * (compartment to sit in) loge * (small shelter like a booth) shelter * (input field on an electronic display) text box * (sense, driver's seat on a coach) box seat * gash, pussy, twat * (television) telly (UK), tube, TV * computer, machine * (protector for the genitals) cup (US)
    Derived terms
    * airbox * apple-box * axle-box * ballot box * bandbox * beatbox * be in a box * be in the same box * be in the wrong box * bento box * bitty box * black box * blue box * boom box, boom-box, boombox * box and needle * box-anneal * box-annealing * box-back * boxball * box-barrage * box-beam * box-bed * box-bill * box-board, boxboard * box-club * box camera * box canyon * box-car, boxcar * box-cart * box-chronometer * box-churn * box-cloth * box-club * box coat * box-coil * box-colored, box-coloured * box-coupling * box-crab * box-cutter * box-day * box-desk * box-drain * boxen * box end wrench * boxer * box-feeding * box file * box-fish, boxfish * box-fitter * box-food * box frame, box-frame * boxful * box girder * box-grain * box-groove * box guitar * box-hand * box-hat * box-head, boxhead * box-hook * box-house * box-iron * box jellyfish * box junction * box-keeper, boxkeeper * box-keeperess * box-key * box kite * box lacrosse * boxlock * box-letter * box-level * box-lobby * box-loom * box lunch * box lyre * box magazine * boxmaker, boxmaking * box-man * box-master * box-mattress * box-meat * box-metal * box-money * box-motion * box number * box-nut * a box of birds * box of chocolates * box office, box-office * box of matches * box-ottoman * box-oyster * box-plan * box pleat * box-pleated * box-pleating * box profits * box-rent * box room, box-room, boxroom * box score * box seat, box-seat * box set, box-set * box-shutter * box-slater * box-sleigh * box social * box spanner * box spread * box spring, box-spring * box-square * box-stair * box-staircase * box stall * box-standard * box-staple * box step * box-stone * box-strap * box-string * box-swivel * box-tail * box-tappet * box-tenon * box-ticking * box-timbering * box-toe * box-tool * box top, box-top * box-tortoise * box-trap * box-tricycle * box turtle * box-valve * box-van * box-wagon * box-wallah * box wrench, box-wrench * boxy * brain box, brain-box, brainbox * breadbox * CAAT box * cable box * call box, call-box * cardboard box * cartridge-box * cash-box, cashbox * chatterbox * check box (checkbox) * Chinese boxes * chocolate-box * Christmas box * cigar box * clack-box * coachbox * coal-box * coin-box * collecting box * color-box, colour-box * comb-box * combo box (combobox) * coolbox * coupling-box * cracker-box * dead-letter box * deed-box * dialog box * dice-box, dicebox * dirt-box * dispatch-box * ditty-box * dog-box, dogbox * dredge-box * dredging-box * dressing-box * dressing-up box * drink box * driving-box * dumb as a box of rocks * dust-box * egg-box * embox * feed-box * feeding-box * fire-box, firebox * first-aid box * fishing box * flush-box * front box * fuse-box, fusebox * fuzz box, fuzzbox * gearbox * GC box * glory box * glove box, glovebox * goggle-box * Goldberg-Hogness box, Hogness box * grass box * hat-box, hatbox * hay-box, haybox * hell-box, hellbox * homeobox, homoeobox * horse box, horse-box, horsebox * hot box, hotbox * hunting box * icebox * idiot box * in-box, inbox * Jack-in-a-box, Jack-in-the-box, jack-in-the-box * jewel box, jewel-box * journal box * juice box * junction-box * jukebox * jury box * knife-box * knock out of the box * letterbox * light box * list box * live-box * lockbox * loose box, loosebox * love box * lunch box, lunch-box, lunchbox * magic box * mail-box, mailbox * marmalade box * matchbox * missionary-box * miter box, mitre box * money box, moneybox * moss-box * mud box * muscle-box * musical box * music-box * nest-box * nesting box * omnibus box * one out of the box * out-box, outbox * out of the box * packing box * paddle-box * paint box, paintbox * Pandora’s box * patch-box * pay box * peg-box * pegbox * penalty box * pepperbox * phone box * pillar box, pillar-box * pillbox * play-box, playbox * PO box * police box * poor box * post-box, postbox * post-office box * potato-box * pounce-box * pouncet-box * powder-box * power box * prattle-box * press box, press-box * private box * prompt-box * prompter's box * property box * puff box * rattlebox * resistance-box * safe-deposit box, safety-deposit box * salt-box, saltbox * sandbox * saucebox * savings-box * scent-box * search box * seed-box, seedbox * sentry box * set-top box * shoe-box, shoebox * shooting box * show-box * side box, side-box * signal box * Skinner box * six-yard box * skybox * sluice-box * slushbox * smoke-box, smokebox * snow box * snuffbox * soap-box, soapbox * sound box, sound-box, soundbox * spice-box * spitbox * spurious box * squawk box, squawk-box, squawkbox * squeeze-box, squeezebox * stage box * strong-box, strongbox * stuffing box, stuffing-box * sugar-box * suggestion box * swear box * sweat-box, sweatbox * swell box * tar-box * TATA box * T-box * telephone box * tell-box * text box (textbox) * thunder-box * tick all the boxes * tick box * tinder box, tinder-box, tinderbox * tobacco-box * toolbox * touch-box * tuck box * tucker-box * tumbling box, tumbling-box * unbox * upper box * vanity box, vanity-box * versing box * voice box, voice-box * wagon box * watch-box * weather-box * weigh-box * the whole box and dice * window-box * wine box * witness box, witness-box * work-box, workbox * writing-box * Yerkes discrimination box * yogibogeybox
    Descendants
    * Portuguese:

    Verb

    (es)
  • To place inside a box; to pack in boxes.
  • (usually with 'in') To hem in.
  • (computing) To place a value of a primitive type into a corresponding object.
  • To mix two containers of paint of similar color to ensure that the color is identical.
  • To furnish (e.g. a wheel) with boxes.
  • (architecture) To enclose with boarding, lathing, etc., so as to bring to a required form.
  • To make an incision or hole in (a tree) for the purpose of procuring the sap.
  • Synonyms
    * (to place inside a box) box up, case, embox, encase, pack, package, package up * (to hem in) corner
    Derived terms
    * abox * autoboxing * box about * boxed * boxer * box-haul, boxhaul * box-hauling * box in * boxing * Boxing Day * box off * box out * box the compass * box up
    Antonyms
    * (place inside a box) unbox, uncase, unpack

    Etymology 2

    (etyl), from (etyl), from (etyl) buxus, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (boxes)
  • Any of various evergreen shrubs or trees of the genus Buxus .
  • * '>citation
  • Boxwood: the wood from a box tree.
  • * 1884 , John R. Jackson, “Boxwood and its Substitutes”, reprinted in Journal of the Society of Arts , 1885 April 10, page 567:
  • Nevertheless, the application of woods other than box' for purposes for which that wood is now used would tend to lessen the demand for ' box , and thus might have an effect in lowering its price.
  • (slang) A musical instrument, especially/usually one made from boxwood.
  • * 1937 , , Their Eyes Were Watching God , Harper Perennial (2000), page 100:
  • “Evenin’, folks. Thought y’all might lak uh lil music this evenin’ so Ah brought long mah box .”
    Derived terms
    * box elder * box holly * box thorn
    Synonyms
    * (evergreen shrub or tree) boxwood
    Derived terms
    * bastard box * bonnet-box * box alder, box elder * boxberry * box-edged * boxen * boxer * box-gum * box-holly * box-room * box-slip * box-thorn, boxthorn * box-tree * boxwood * flowering box * grey box * prickly box * Queensland box * red box * Tasmanian box

    Etymology 3

    (etyl) (fist, pugilism)

    Noun

    (boxes)
  • A blow with the fist.
  • * Washington Irving
  • And then he whispered something to the girl which made her laugh, and give him a good-humored box on the ear.
    Synonyms
    * (blow with the fist) blow, punch

    Verb

    (es)
  • To strike with fists; to punch.
  • box someone's ears
    Leave this place before I box you!
  • To fight against (a person) in a boxing match.
  • To participate in boxing; to be a boxer.
  • Derived terms
    (derived terms) * BoxAerobics, boxaerobics * box clever * Boxer * boxer * boxercise * boxiana * boxing * box it out * box on * box-on * box oneself into a corner * out-box * shadow-box, shadowbox
    Descendants
    * German: * Portuguese:

    qalamdan

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A Persian box or case for storing a pen.
  • * 1985 , Stuart Cary Welch, India: Art and Culture, 1300-1900 (page 139)
  • Like other qalamdans made for discerning and affluent penmen, this one is inscribed with its maker's name and the date of its execution as well as a virtual anthology of appropriate Arabic and Persian verses.
    English words containing Q not followed by U