What does boxing mean?

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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

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

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.)

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    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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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. Leslie Miklosy:

    Will today be a round in a boxing match, or a walk in the park?

  2. Gabriel Salvador:

    Moonves' love of boxing, our love of boxing -- that gave me the confidence to say to him 'Give me a chance,'.

  3. Scott Buckleton:

    We said many years ago that if this fight ever happened we would go anywhere and do anything to be there, it is a once-in-a-lifetime boxing event.

  4. Mary Kom:

    It has happened at times, because family is equally important, but I believe that's where I have been really lucky as my family has always motivated me to continue boxing and since it is my only passion I have always wanted to achieve more.

  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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