What does boxing mean?

Definitions for boxing
ˈbɒk sɪŋbox·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word 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

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

Freebase

  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.)

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

How to pronounce boxing?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say boxing in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Eddie Hearn:

    This is such a huge occasion for boxing, an iconic moment, with the response that we've seen, mainly good and some negative, I guarantee you with curiosity the whole world will be watching this fight.

  2. Coming to America:

    Clarence Oh there they go. There they go, every time I start talkin 'bout boxing, a white man got to pull Rocky Marciano out their ass. That's their one, that's their one. Rocky Marciano. Rocky Marciano. Let me tell you something once and for all. Rocky Marciano was good, but compared to Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano ain't shit.

  3. Mohamed Idrissi:

    Boxing is a philosophy which I tell them to apply in life, i tell them: 'You have to fight to be Belgian'.

  4. Robert Boland:

    This may be the last hurrah of boxing, it's an interesting moment and maybe a moment that boxing will come together and figure out where it goes for the future.

  5. Andre Rozier:

    I live, sleep, drink this sport of boxing.

Images & Illustrations of boxing

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