What does Boxing mean?

Definitions for Boxing
ˈbɒk sɪŋbox·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boxing, pugilism, fisticuffsnoun

    fighting with the fists

  2. packing, boxingnoun

    the enclosure of something in a package or box


  1. Boxing

    Boxing (also known as "Western boxing" or "pugilism") is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves and other protective equipment such as hand wraps and mouthguards, throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring. Although the term "boxing" is commonly attributed to "western boxing", in which only the fists are involved, boxing has developed in various ways in different geographical areas and cultures. In global terms, boxing is a set of combat sports focused on striking, in which two opponents face each other in a fight using at least their fists, and possibly involving other actions such as kicks, elbow strikes, knee strikes, and headbutts, depending on the rules. Some of the forms of the modern sport are western boxing, bare knuckle boxing, kickboxing, muay-thai, lethwei, savate, and sanda. Boxing techniques have been incorporated into many martial arts, military systems, and other combat sports. Humans have fought in hand-to-hand combat since the dawn of human history, Boxing have prehistoric origins in present-day Ethiopia where it appeared in the sixth millennium BC and when the Egyptians invaded Nubia they learned the art of boxing from the local population and they took the sport to Egypt where it became popular and from Egypt boxing spread to other countries including Greece, and eastward to Mesopotamia and northward to Rome the earliest visual evidence of any type of boxing is from Egypt and Sumer both from the third millennia and can be seen in Sumerian carvings from the third and second millennia BC. The earliest evidence of boxing rules date back to Ancient Greece, where boxing was established as an Olympic game in 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 with the 1867 introduction of the Marquess of Queensberry Rules. Amateur boxing is both an Olympic and Commonwealth Games sport and is a standard fixture in most international games — it also has its own world championships. Boxing is overseen by a referee over a series of one-to-three-minute intervals called "rounds". A winner can be resolved before the completion of the rounds when a referee deems an opponent incapable of continuing, disqualifies an opponent, or the opponent resigns. When the fight reaches the end of its final round with both opponents still standing, the judges' scorecards determine the victor. In case both fighters gain equal scores from the judges, a professional bout is considered a draw. In Olympic boxing, because a winner must be declared, judges award the contest to one fighter on technical criteria.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boxing

    of Box

  2. Boxingnoun

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

  3. Boxingnoun

    material used in making boxes or casings

  4. Boxingnoun

    any boxlike inclosure or recess; a casing

  5. Boxingnoun

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

  6. Boxingnoun

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. boxing

    A square piece of dry hard wood, used in connecting the frame timbers. Also, the projection formerly left at the hawse-pieces, in the wake of the hawse-holes, where the planks do not run through; now disused. The stem is said to be boxed when it is joined to the fore end of the keel by a side scarph. (See BOXING OF RUDDER.)

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

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Boxing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Boxing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Boxing in a Sentence

  1. Eumir Felix Marcial:

    Boxing has been ingrained in the Filipino mindset for decades or maybe even centuries, it has always been a sport Filipinos love and I don't think that the rise of MMA will affect it. As a general rule, people will start with boxing and hopefully, most of those who start with the sport will continue.

  2. Ashley Theophane:

    Remember, even when Muhammad Ali was fighting Muhammad Ali was hated ! They went against Muhammad Ali on the Muslim thing, the Vietnam thing -- Muhammad Ali wasn't much liked when boxing, it was only after. But that era was different to the sportsmen around now, it's different times and a different society, the pictures of him with all Muhammad Ali money might inspire folks too, you know ? It might inspire a lot of kids to think if Muhammad Ali's done it then I could do it too.

  3. Ethan Williams:

    I would say that regardless of your politics, Republican or Democrat, this is a serious problem for New Yorkers and a problem you must deal with before, God forbid, your phone rings, much of the conversation around bail reform has become nothing more than a boxing match over which elections are being decided.

  4. Rudi Lubbers:

    I love boxing but boxing has changed, it's more fighting now.

  5. De La Hoya:

    As a professional athlete and someone who has spent almost his entire life in boxing, not a day goes by when I don't think about coming back, but I am retired, and after speaking to my family and following a great deal of introspection, I have decided to stay retired.

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