Boxing Day


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Boxing Day

n.
The first weekday after Christmas, celebrated as a holiday in parts of the British Commonwealth, when Christmas gifts are traditionally given to service workers.

Boxing Day

n
Brit the first day (traditionally and strictly, the first weekday) after Christmas, observed as a holiday
[C19: from the custom of giving Christmas boxes to tradesmen and staff on this day]

Box′ing Day`


n.
(in Britain, Canada, and the Commonwealth) the first weekday after Christmas, when Christmas gifts, usually in boxes, are given to employees, letter carriers, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Boxing Day - first weekday after ChristmasBoxing Day - first weekday after Christmas  
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Christmas, Christmastide, Christmastime, Noel, Yule, Yuletide - period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6
legal holiday, national holiday, public holiday - authorized by law and limiting work or official business
Translations
اليوم التالي لعيد ميلاد المسيح
druhý vánoční svátek
anden juledag
karácsony másnapja
annar dagur jóla
druhý vianočný sviatok
Noel ertesi

Boxing Day

n (Brit) il primo giorno infrasettimanale dopo NataleSanto Stefano

box1

(boks) noun
1. a case for holding something. a wooden box; a matchbox.
2. in a theatre etc, a group of seats separated from the rest of the audience.
verb
to put (something) into boxes. Will you box these apples?
Boxing day
December 26, the day after Christmas day.
box number
a number used eg in a newspaper advertisement instead of a full address.
box office
a ticket office in a theatre, concert – hall etc. There's a queue at the box office for tonight's show.
References in classic literature ?
From this standpoint the drama may be said to have begun when the front doors of the house with the stable opened on the garden with the monkey tree, and a young girl came out with bread to feed the birds on the afternoon of Boxing Day.
On the evening of Boxing Day Philip sat in the dining-room with his uncle.
GB triathlete Mark Buckingham was the winner of the annual six mile Barrow Runners Boxing Day handicap run beating off the challenge of various Father Christmases, Christmas puddings, Elves and superheroes
As Boxing Day dawned large parts of Llanrumney were without running water.
MORE than 10,000 tax returns were submitted online to the taxman in total over Christmas Day and Boxing Day, figures show.
Summary: Most people in this region aren't familiar with the western holiday called Boxing Day
Football fans face gruelling journeys to back their teams because of Tory "hypocrisy" over Boxing Day trains, warns Labour.
Shoppers don't have to wait until Boxing Day for the seasonal sales, as lots of high street stores have already slashed prices across clothing, electricals and homeware.
For many years, at least up until I cleared high school, I had this deep seated belief that Boxing Day had something to do with the sport of boxing.
DEC 22, 23 - 6am- midnight; Christmas Eve - 10am-4pm; Christmas Day - Closed; Boxing Day - 9am-5pm; New Year's Eve - 10am-4pm; New Year's Day - 9am-5pm Sainsbury's | Rice Lane DEC 22- 7am-11pm; Dec 23 - 6am-11pm; Christmas Eve - 10am-4pm; Christmas Day - Closed; Boxing Day - 9am-5pm; New Year's Eve - 10am-4pm; New Year's Day - 9am-5pm | Great Homer Street DEC 22- 8am-10am; Dec 23 - 7am-10am; Christmas Eve - 10am-4pm; Christmas Day - Closed; Boxing Day - 9am-5pm; New Year's Eve - 10am-4pm; New Year's Day - 9am-5pm Aldi ALL Aldi stores will be working under the same opening hours over the Christmas period.
HE tradition used to be that Boxing Day sales launched immediately after Christmas, as retailers were keen to sell off unsold stock.
AMAZON THE e-tailer will be kicking off its 'End of Year sale' on Boxing Day, but unlike its Black Friday event there won't be any daily deals.