Meaning – The word ‘Box’ is used to refer a piece of hardware, usually, a computer. This nomenclature is given., owing to the boxy nature of computers, especially the CPU, which forms the heart of any computer device.
The word box is also used to refer to other ‘Boxy’ pieces of hardware, such as modems or even gaming consoles, but the most popular use of this word is used to denote a computer device.
When it comes to the graphical User interface in computers, a box refers to an enclosed area, resembling a window, on the screen. Unlike windows, however, you generally cannot move or resize boxes.
Example of usage – “When he got himself a new workstation, he called us and told us that he had purchased a new box. This really confused us until we figured out that it was a new computer.”