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Definition of the noun boxing

What does boxing mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: boxings

  1. fighting with the fists
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of boxing: fisticuffs / pugilism
    • more generic term: contact sport = a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players
    • more specific terms:
      • professional boxing = boxing for money
      • in-fighting = boxing at close quarters
      • fight = a boxing or wrestling match
      • rope-a-dope = a boxing tactic: pretending to be trapped against the ropes while your opponent wears himself out throwing punches
      • sparring / spar = making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms
  2. the enclosure of something in a package or box

Alternative definition of the noun boxing


  1. [sport] 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.
  2. [construction] Casing.
  3. Material used for making boxes or casing.

Specialised definition of the noun boxing

Glossary of sports

the sport of fighting with the fists with padded gloves, with the aim of knocking out the opposing boxer, or inflicting enough punishment to cause the other boxer to retire or be judged defeated (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

combat sport practiced in a ring by two men or women according to fixed rules. The two athletes fight with fists protected by bandages and padded gloves under the supervision of a referee. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)


  1. "Boxing" is an Atari 2600 video game based on the sport of boxing. The game was designed by Activision programmer Bob Whitehead.
    • mode: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
    • developer: Activision
    • genres: Fighting game, Sports game
    • publisher: Activision
    • released in (35 years ago)
  2. "Boxing" is a boxing game, developed by Tose and published by Tonkin House which was released in 1990.
    • also known as Heavyweight Championship Boxing
    • mode: Multiplayer video game, Single-player video game
    • developers: Tose Co., Ltd.
    • genre: Sports game
    • publisher: Tonkin House
    • released on (24 years ago)
  3. "Boxing" is a multiplayer sports video game produced by Mattel Electronics and released for its Intellivision video game system in 1981. The game simulates a 15-round boxing match with the goal of knocking out the opponent; at the time of the game's release a real-life professional boxing match may have lasted up to 15 rounds.
    • mode: Multiplayer video game
    • publisher: Mattel
    • released in (34 years ago)
  4. "Boxing": Slip into the powerfully muscled body of the fighter of your choice. Maybe you'll go for a power slugger. Or an agile defender. Or a completely unpredictable fighter. There's the bell! You're playing at championship speed, so the action is lightning fast. Feint, duck, block, then move in for a quick combination. Remember that your fighter is using up precious energy. And each punch he takes has its toll. So use your brains as well as your brawn -- and keep your warrior in shape to go 15 rounds.
    • mode: Multiplayer video game
    • designer: APh Technological Consulting
    • developer: APh Technological Consulting
    • genre: Sports game
    • publisher: Mattel
    • released in (35 years ago)
  5. "Boxing": Konami's Boxing a game developed by Konami.
    • developer: Konami
    • genre: Sports game
    • publisher: Konami
    • released in (29 years ago)


  1. "Boxing" is a book by Ian Morrison.
  2. "Boxing" is a book by Kasia Boddy.
    • also known as "Boxing: a cultural history"
  3. "Boxing" is a book by Edwin L. Haislet.


  1. "Boxing" is a song from Ben Folds Five's 1995 self-titled debut album. It was written by Ben Folds. A live version appears on the 1998 album Naked Baby Photos. The song also appears in a solo version by Folds on the 2005 download-only album iTunes Originals - Ben Folds and in a symphonic version with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra on the 2005 DVD Ben Folds and WASO Live in Perth, and in an a cappella version on Ben Folds Presents: University A Cappella!.
  2. "Boxing" is a musical album of Chris Jones.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  3. "Boxing" is a musical album of O Manipulador.


Boxing is a print ad.

Phrases with Boxing

Phrases starting with the word Boxing:

  1. boxing day
  2. boxing ring
  3. Boxing Week
  4. boxing glove
  5. boxing match
  6. boxing equipment

Phrases ending with the word Boxing:

  1. Foxy boxing
  2. Chess boxing
  3. Shadow boxing
  4. professional boxing

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Boxing

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Google previewThick Comparison (2010)

Reviving the Ethnographic Aspiration by Dr. Thomas Scheffer, Jörg Niewöhner

Whereas boxing means fighting with urgency, pressure and, last but not least, pain, thinking is perceived to be...

Whereas boxing is a public happening consisting of fast and intertwined movements of bodies, thinking is classified as a private, motionless, mental activity. Finally, boxing refers to a specific social situation, with different and interdependent participants ranging from two opponents in the ring, ...

Google previewRing Ramblings (2000)

Tales of a Cyber Journalist by Thomas M. Gerbasi

Boxing is a billion dollar a year industry. Can't some of that money be put into some programs for...

Google previewShadow Boxer (2013)

by Chris Lynch

Boxing is the family sport—but it’s killing the family in this riveting read from the author of Inexcusable, a National Book Award finalist.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

winning hazard a pot Boxing below ...

Google previewThe MMA Encyclopedia (2010)

by Jonathan Snowden, Kendall Shields

There's no substitute for good old-fashioned western boxing for training the hands, but no single striking art has proven itself more valuable in the context of mixed martial arts than Muay Thai. The Art of Eight Limbs — hands, shins, elbows , ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

boxing. v. The process of providing a provisional wall around the perimeter of an impression, usually of wax, to contain the material poured into the impression until it has set. boxplot. (box and whisker plot) n. A graphical representation of ...

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Sign language

Sign Language to "Carol of the Bells" with brother beat boxing.

Quotes about Boxing

People say it's a movie about boxing, but... I don't agree at all. I don't think it's a movie about boxing. Boxing is like a platform. It's just a stage where this is played out. (Morgan Freeman)
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Scrabble value of B3O1X8I1N1G2

The value of this 6-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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