Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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From box ("punch")

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From box ("container")

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

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

    POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: July 13, 2009

  • 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

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

    THE GAME

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