Definition of shoebox in English:

shoebox

noun

  • 1A box in which a pair of shoes is delivered or sold.

    • ‘I found the answer in a month, inside a shoebox filled with letters.’
    • ‘In Mayo alone last year, 6,500 shoeboxes were filled and delivered.’
    • ‘He could put the letters back in the shoebox he'd found them in, hide it away back in the attic.’
    • ‘These children were different from those outside of the gates as they each held a box - a shoebox wrapped in Christmas paper.’
    • ‘Just as she was about to leave, the woman caught sight of the shoebox on the bed, ‘Oh what is that?’’
    • ‘If these were paper letters in a shoebox, would you be arguing that they should be burned?’
    • ‘The only photographs she had were stored in a shoebox, along with letters and the diaries that she did have with her.’
    • ‘The best way to secure enough shoeboxes is to buy dozens of pairs of shoes.’
    • ‘I hesitate for a moment, then I burrow in the shoebox underneath my bed for the piece of paper I'm looking for.’
    • ‘I place it in the shoebox under my bed, where I keep things that I want to have for a long time.’
    • ‘Lifting an old shoebox from her bed, Kirby removed the lid, dropped her pen, and locked the diary into it.’
    • ‘Still, she dismissed it, reminding herself that tons of people kept things that weren't shoes in shoeboxes.’
    • ‘If you find a shoebox of cash in your hedge or a Louis Vitton suitcase crammed with stacks of bills, just walk away.’
    • ‘I was digging around for a different pair and came across a mysterious shoebox.’
    • ‘If your door doesn't have a back panel that can be altered, like ours did, you can use a sturdy shoebox to fashion your window box.’
    • ‘Without thinking straight, I pick up a shoebox under my bed and start delving through it until I find the article.’
    • ‘He wasn't even fazed; he just rolled his eyes and reached under the bed and unearthed a shoebox and handed it to me.’
    • ‘She was just a collection of old memories, mostly unpleasant, that belonged in a shoebox beneath my bed, a haven to gather dust.’
    • ‘The suspect, who is in his 20s, was captured in his bedroom at 6am with crack cocaine, cannabis and a wad of cash stashed in a shoebox.’
    • ‘Recently my grandfather rediscovered a shoebox full of letters and war memorabilia.’
    1. 1.1Used in references to small or uniform rooms or spaces.
      ‘a shoebox of a room’
      • ‘A few days later, they took me back to their shoebox house on its quiet, predominantly Catholic street with its manicured lawn and reliable car in the paved driveway.’
      • ‘Take a New Yorker who can't deal with taking the granny cart out to the grocery store and walking up five floors to their shoebox apartment.’
      • ‘The acoustician first analyzed the hall as a shoebox and then applied the results to the vineyard.’
      • ‘I wanted my tiny little apartment, my shoebox sized room, my friends, my Dad.’
      • ‘Not too many interior walls since they converted the upstairs storey from five shoebox rooms and a landing to one big space.’
      • ‘View from the shoebox apartment, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.’
      • ‘But even with a good paying job, the only way I'll keep my debts low is by renting a shoebox apartment for the rest of my life.’
      • ‘Families are no longer satisfied with little shoebox rooms and single beds.’

Pronunciation:

shoebox

/ˈSHo͞oˌbäks/