Definition of Boxing

1. Noun. Fighting with the fists.

2. Noun. The enclosure of something in a package or box.
Exact synonyms: Packing
Generic synonyms: Enclosing, Enclosure, Envelopment, Inclosure
Specialized synonyms: Bundling
Derivative terms: Box, Pack

Definition of Boxing

1. n. The act of inclosing (anything) in a box, as for storage or transportation.

2. n. The act of fighting with the fist; a combat with the fist; sparring.

Definition of Boxing

1. Verb. (present participle of box#Etymology 3 box) ¹

2. Noun. (sports) A sport where two opponents punch each other with gloved fists, the object being to score more points by the end of the match or by knockout, or technical knockout. ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of box#Etymology 1 box) ¹

4. Noun. (construction) Casing. ¹

5. Noun. Material used for making boxes or casing. ¹

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Definition of Boxing

1. a casing [n -S] - See also: casing

Medical Definition of Boxing

1. A two-person sport in which the fists are skillfully used to attack and defend. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Boxing

boxing (current term)
boxing days
boxing equipment
boxing glove
boxing gloves
boxing match
boxing ring
boxing rings
boxing wax
boxing week

Literary usage of Boxing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sport: Attempt at a Bibliography of Books and Periodicals Published During C. M. van Stockum by C. M. van Stockum (1911)
"Roosevelt that I know; ten years of boxing witb the president. 1909. Dodge. US $ ! ... Book on the art and science of boxing and self-defence. Wehman. ..."

2. Transactions of the Commonwealth Club of California by Commonwealth Club of California (1903)
"History boxing Matches* (Repeal of Initiative) PRESIDENT JOHNSON: We will go on to the next Proposition, No. 15, relating to boxing Matches. ..."

3. Modern Street Ballads by John Ashton (1888)
"boxing DAY IN 1847. OF all the days throughout the year, There was never one, I say, That could come up in former times, At all to boxing Day. ..."

4. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1894)
"boxing OF OTHER SPECIES OF PINES. The loblolly and short-leaf pines are ... The young trees are the only ones which yield sufficiently to justify boxing; ..."

5. Book-prices Current: A Record of Prices at which Books Have Been Sold at Auction (1901)
"3437 boxing. Dowling (F". L.) Fights for the Championship, and Ring—A Defence of British boxing—History of Pugilism —Results of Prize Battles from 1700 to ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"boxing—This art, of great antiquity and undoubted usefulness, ... boxing, in this country at all events (for in what is called " la boxe française " the use ..."

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