What does boxer mean?

Definitions for boxer
ˈbɒk sərbox·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word boxer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boxer, pugilistnoun

    someone who fights with his fists for sport

  2. packer, bagger, boxernoun

    a workman employed to pack things into containers

  3. Boxernoun

    a member of a nationalistic Chinese secret society that led an unsuccessful rebellion in 1900 against foreign interests in China

  4. boxernoun

    a breed of stocky medium-sized short-haired dog with a brindled coat and square-jawed muzzle developed in Germany


  1. boxernoun

    A participant (fighter) in a boxing match.

  2. boxernoun

    A breed of stocky, medium-sized, short-haired dog with a square-jawed muzzle.

  3. boxernoun

    A type of internal combustion engine in which cylinders are arranged in two banks on either side of a single crankshaft.

  4. boxernoun

    The person running a game of two-up.

  5. Boxernoun

    A Chinese anti-imperial and anti-foreigner rebel of the early 1900s.

  6. Etymology: Named Boxers by the west as their official title was "The Fist of Righteous Harmony." and their symbol was a clenched fist.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Boxernoun

    A man who fights with his fist.

    Etymology: from box.


  1. Boxer

    The Boxer is a song recorded by the American music duo Simon & Garfunkel from their fifth studio album, Bridge over Troubled Water (1970). Produced by the duo and Roy Halee, it was released as the lead single from the album on March 21, 1969. The song, written by Paul Simon, is a folk rock ballad that variously takes the form of a first-person lament as well as a third-person sketch of a boxer. The lyrics are largely autobiographical and partially inspired by the Bible, and were written during a time when Simon felt he was being unfairly criticized. The song's lyrics discuss poverty and loneliness. It is particularly known for its plaintive refrain, in which they sing 'lie-la-lie', accompanied by a heavily reverbed snare drum. "The Boxer" was the follow-up to one of the duo's most successful singles, "Mrs. Robinson". It peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. It performed well internationally, charting within the Top 10 in nine countries, peaking highest in the Netherlands, Austria, South Africa, and Canada. Rolling Stone ranked the song No. 106 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.


  1. boxer

    A boxer is generally defined as a person who participates in the sport of boxing, which involves fighting with fists in a roped square ring according to prescribed rules. Additionally, "Boxer" is also a breed of medium to large working dogs, developed in Germany, known for their muscular physique, short hair, and distinctive square-shaped head.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boxernoun

    one who packs boxes

  2. Boxernoun

    one who boxes; a pugilist


  1. Boxer

    A Boxer is a breed of stocky, medium-sized, short-haired dogs bred in Germany. Their coat is smooth and tight-fitting; colors are fawn or brindled, with or without white markings, which may cover the entire body. Boxers are brachycephalic, and have a square muzzle, mandibular prognathism, very strong jaws, and a powerful bite ideal for hanging on to large prey. The Boxer was bred from the Old English Bulldog and the now extinct Bullenbeisser, and is part of the Molosser group. Boxers were first exhibited in a dog show for St. Bernards in Munich in 1895, the first Boxer club being founded the next year. Based on 2012 American Kennel Club statistics, Boxers held steady as the seventh most popular breed of dog in the United States for the third consecutive year.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BOXER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Boxer is ranked #25810 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Boxer surname appeared 954 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Boxer.

    88.5% or 845 total occurrences were White.
    3.4% or 33 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 26 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.4% or 23 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 18 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.9% or 9 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boxer in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boxer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of boxer in a Sentence

  1. Choi Yeong-chun:

    Win or lose, if I take on the boxer who I view as the world’s best, I’ll be satisfied with myself when I retire because I’d think I’ve fought without any regret, so that’s why I’d like to make another challenge.

  2. De La Hoya:

    When Ronda Rousey is ready to become a boxer, I told her Golden Boy Promotions is ready to welcome her with open arms, i’ve spoken with her a few times, she’s interested in becoming a boxer. If the UFC ever gives her permission, we're here.

  3. Jennifer Ravalo in March:

    Mr. Arum spoke on an interview that he didn't believe that a 6-foot-4, 250-pound boxer grabbing the face of a 5-foot-2 reporter and forcibly kissing her with his bloody mouth is sexual harassment, i would like to see if he would think differently is a large bloody man did the same to him without his consent.

  4. Frank Aarebrot:

    Consensus politics is like two gentlemen boxing and agreeing on the Marquess of Queensbury rules, all of a sudden a kick-boxer comes into the ring.

  5. Frank Aarebrot:

    When they (the far right) are accommodated they tend to die, the kick-boxer has stopped kick-boxing and starts playing by the Marquess of Queensbury rules.

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