Definitions for boxingˈbɒk sɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

box•ingˈbɒk sɪŋ(n.)

  1. the material used to make boxes or casings.

  2. a boxlike enclosure; casing.

  3. an act or instance of putting into or furnishing with a box.

Origin of boxing:


box•ingˈbɒk sɪŋ(n.)

  1. the act, technique, or profession of fighting with the fists, with or without boxing gloves.

    Category: Sport

Origin of boxing:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs(noun)

    fighting with the fists

  2. packing, boxing(noun)

    the enclosure of something in a package or box

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. boxing(noun)ˈbɒk sɪŋ

    a sport in which two people fight

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boxing

    of Box

  2. Boxing(noun)

    the act of inclosing (anything) in a box, as for storage or transportation

  3. Boxing(noun)

    material used in making boxes or casings

  4. Boxing(noun)

    any boxlike inclosure or recess; a casing

  5. Boxing(noun)

    the external case of thin material used to bring any member to a required form

  6. Boxing(noun)

    the act of fighting with the fist; a combat with the fist; sparring


  1. Boxing

    Boxing is a combat sport in which two people engage in a contest of strength, speed, reflexes, endurance, and will by throwing punches with gloved hands against another opponent. Amateur boxing is an Olympic and Commonwealth sport and is a common fixture in most of the major international games - it also has its own World Championships. Boxing is supervised by a referee over a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds. The result is decided when an opponent is deemed incapable to continue by a referee, is disqualified for breaking a rule, resigns by throwing in a towel, or is pronounced the winner or loser based on the judges' scorecards at the end of the contest. The birth hour of boxing as a sport may be its acceptance by the ancient Greeks as an Olympic game as early as 688 BC. Boxing evolved from 16th- and 18th-century prizefights, largely in Great Britain, to the forerunner of modern boxing in the mid-19th century, again initially in Great Britain and later in the United States. In 2004, ESPN ranked boxing as the most difficult sport in the world.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Boxing

    A two-person sport in which the fists are skillfully used to attack and defend.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'boxing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4550

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'boxing' in Nouns Frequency: #2692

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the sport of fighting with the fists.

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