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box office

1. A booth, as in a theater or stadium, where tickets are sold.
a. The drawing power of a theatrical entertainment or of a performer; popular appeal.
b. A factor influencing this power: Notoriety is usually good box office.
3. Total attendance for an entertainment; turnout.
4. The amount of money received from ticket sales for an entertainment.

[So named because it was originally an office for the booking of boxes in a theater.]

box′-of′fice adj.
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A. ADJtaquillero
B. CPD box-office receipts NPLingresos mpl de taquilla
box-office success Néxito m de taquilla
see also box
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No one has had it for over a month, except the ghost, and orders have been given at the box-office that it must never be sold."
The dark-complexioned men who wear large rings, and heavy watch-guards, and bushy whiskers, and who congregate under the Opera Colonnade, and about the box-office in the season, between four and five in the afternoon, when they give away the orders,--all live in Golden Square, or within a street of it.
The box-office will be open at noon of the 13th; ad- mission 3 cents, reserved seatsh 5; pro- ceeds to go to the hospital fund The royal pair and all the Court will be pres- ent.
She pushed him away and walking up to the box-office put down her money.
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