Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Material used for boxes.
  • n. A boxlike covering or enclosure.
  • n. The act of enclosing in a box.
  • n. The act, activity, or sport of fighting with the fists, especially according to rules requiring the use of boxing gloves and limiting legal blows to those striking above the waist and on the front or sides of the opponent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of box.
  • n. 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.
  • n. Material used for making boxes or casing.
  • n. Casing.
  • n. Automatical conversion of value types to objects by wrapping them within a heap-allocated reference type.
  • v. Present participle of box.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of inclosing (anything) in a box, as for storage or transportation.
  • n. Material used in making boxes or casings.
  • n. Any boxlike inclosure or recess; a casing.
  • n. The external case of thin material used to bring any member to a required form.
  • n. The act of fighting with the fist; a combat with the fist; sparring; pugilism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, a square piece of dry hard wood used in connecting the frame-timbers of a ship.
  • n. One of the cases on each side of a window into which the inside shutters are folded.
  • n. plural The sides of a window-frame where the weights hang.
  • n. plural Among millers, coarse flour separated in the process of bolting.
  • n. The process of fitting a piece of wood to receive a tenon.
  • n. The giving of a box or present, as at Christmas. See boxing-day.
  • n. The act or practice of fighting with the fists, with or without boxing-gloves; sparring.
  • n. In mining, a method of securing shafts solely by slabs and wooden pegs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fighting with the fists
  • n. the enclosure of something in a package or box

Etymologies

From box ("punch") (Wiktionary)
From box ("container") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • BOX NYC will be holding a "massive social boxing event" tomorrow night which apparently entails poker, models, and, you guessed it smart guys, boxing**, all broadcast on ESPN2 (so let's just get this out there now-only the camera ready should read on).

    Dealbreaker

  • My interest in boxing is mainly historical --- I like to read books like Tosches ', but I've never followed the game in real time.

    Liston vs. Ali

  • I began to search my dictionary for the translation to pelea, which is what we called a boxing match in Cuba.

    Learning to Die in Miami

  • “I should well know how to explain, were these fists clenched, and were the hall dedicated to the pancration, which we call boxing; but as even these helpless Greeks use not their hands without their fingers being closed, by St. George I can make out nothing of their meaning.”

    Count Robert of Paris

  • How about if Manny win the fight, are you going to say that Oscar is faded fighter too (knowing that majority of what you call a boxing expert like you keep on saying that it is a mismatch)?

    Doghouse Boxing News

  • _pancration_, which we call boxing; but as even these helpless

    Waverley Novels — Volume 12

  • Whitaker's expertise in boxing and Jack's knowledge of how to get stories sold.

    THE GAME

  • CNN: Wife held in boxing champ's killing in Brazil

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  • There were more superstars in boxing, Leonard said.

    Greats Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns discuss Mayweather-Mosley

  • James Anderson sustained broken rib in boxing match?

    Andrew Strauss endorses England's pre-Ashes 'boot camp' in Germany

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