Outside the box

What is Outside the box?

Outside the box definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a container, case, or receptacle, usually rectangular, of wood, metal, cardboard, etc., and often with a lid or removable cover.
the quantity contained in a box: She bought a box of candy as a gift.
Chiefly British. a gift or present: a Christmas box.

post-office box.
a compartment or section in a public place, shut or railed off for the accommodation of a small number of people, especially in a theater, opera house, sports stadium, etc.
a small enclosure or area in a courtroom, for witnesses or the jury.
a small shelter: a sentry’s box.
British. a small house, cabin, or cottage, as for use while hunting: a shooting box. a telephone booth. a wardrobe trunk.

box stall.
the driver’s seat on a coach.
the section of a wagon in which passengers or parcels are carried.
Automotive. the section of a truck in which cargo is carried.
the box, Informal. television: Are there any good shows on the box tonight?
part of a page of a newspaper or periodical set off in some manner, as by lines, a border, or white space.
any enclosing, protective case or housing, sometimes including its contents: a gear box; a fire-alarm box.
Baseball. either of two marked spaces, one on each side of the plate, in which the batter stands. either of two marked spaces, one outside of first base and the other outside of third, where the coaches stand. the pitcher’s mound. the marked space where the catcher stands.

a difficult situation; predicament.
Agriculture. a bowl or pit cut in the side of a tree for collecting sap.
Jazz Slang. a stringed instrument, as a guitar. a piano.

Informal. a phonograph. a boom box. a computer.

Slang. a coffin.
Slang: Vulgar. the vulva or vagina. basket(def 9).

verb (used with object)
to put into a box: She boxed the glassware before the movers came.
to enclose or confine as in a box (often followed by in or up).

to furnish with a box.
to form into a box or the shape of a box.
to block so as to keep from passing or achieving better position (often followed by in): The Ferrari was boxed in by two other cars on the tenth lap.
to group together for consideration as one unit: to box bills in the legislature.
Building Trades. to enclose or conceal (a building or structure) as with boarding.
Agriculture. to make a hole or cut in (a tree) for sap to collect.
to mix (paint, varnish, or the like) by pouring from one container to another and back again.
Australian. to mix groups of sheep that should be kept separated. to confuse someone or something.

Verb Phrases
box out, Basketball. to position oneself between an opposing player and the basket to hinder the opposing player from rebounding or tipping in a shot; block out.


reference: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/outside–the–box