What does sandbox mean?

Definitions for sandboxˈsændˌbɒks

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sandbox.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sandbox(noun)

    mold consisting of a box with sand shaped to mold metal

  2. sandbox, sandpile, sandpit(noun)

    a plaything consisting of a pile of sand or a box filled with sand for children to play in


  1. sandbox(Noun)

    A children's play area consisting of a box filled with sand.

  2. sandbox(Noun)

    A box filled with sand that is shaped to form a mould for metal casting

  3. sandbox(Noun)

    An isolated area where a program can be executed with a restricted portion of the resources available.

    Running a program in a sandbox can prevent it from doing any damage to the system.

  4. sandbox(Noun)

    A page on a wiki where users are free to experiment without destroying or damaging any legitimate content.

  5. sandbox(Verb)

    To restrict (a program, etc.) by placing it in a sandbox.


  1. Sandbox

    Sandbox is the second album by Guided by Voices. It was released in 1987.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. sandbox

    (also ‘sandbox, the’) 1. Common term for the R&D department at many software and computer companies (where hackers in commercial environments are likely to be found). Half-derisive, but reflects the truth that research is a form of creative play. Compare playpen. 2. Syn. link farm. 3. A controlled environment within which potentially dangerous programs are run. Used esp. in reference to Java implementations. 4. A checked-out copy of a source tree, on which one may safely perform builds without interfereing with others.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sandbox in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sandbox in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Florida House:

    Like a child in a sandbox, if somebody took their toy away.

  2. Sebastian Gorka:

    Losing 14 minutes of audiotape in comparison to this is a little spat in the sandbox in the kindergarten.

  3. Donald Trump:

    What happens is a misunderstanding sometimes on the outside, that of course you're going to have fights inside of a sandbox that are on purpose, and the President then curates a point of view to determine what he wants to do and he adapts.

Images & Illustrations of sandbox

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