Definition of Box office

1. Noun. Total admission receipts for an entertainment.

Generic synonyms: Gross, Receipts, Revenue

2. Noun. The office where tickets of admission are sold.
Exact synonyms: Ticket Booth, Ticket Office
Generic synonyms: Business Office, Office
Group relationships: House, Theater, Theatre

Definition of Box office

1. Noun. A place where tickets are sold in a theatre/theater or cinema ¹

2. Noun. (uncountable by extension) the total amount of money paid by people worldwide to watch a movie at cinemas/movie theaters. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Box Office

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box cutters
box elder
box end wrench
box family
box girder
box huckleberry
box in
box iron
box irons
box jelly
box jellyfish
box kick
box kite
box model
box office (current term)
box offices
box oneself into a corner
box out
box pleat
box plot
box plots
box room
box rooms
box score
box scores
box seat
box seats
box set
box sets

Literary usage of Box office

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Berlin and Its Environs: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker, Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1908)
"Box-office 10-1.30; booking-fee 30-50 pf. 10. Berliner Theater (PL G, 22), Charlotten-Str. 90-92, for dramas and comedies; 1600 seats. ..."

2. The Vaudeville Theatre, Building, Operation, Management by Edward Renton (1918)
"Though it is customary to display this outside the box-office, it may also be ... where every patron enroute to the box-office will be likely to see it. ..."

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