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box·ing 1

 (bŏk′sĭng)
n.
1. Material used for boxes.
2. A boxlike covering or enclosure.
3. The act of enclosing in a box.

box·ing 2

 (bŏk′sĭng)
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.

boxing

(ˈbɒksɪŋ)
n
(Boxing)
a. the act, art, or profession of fighting with the fists, esp the modern sport practised under Queensberry rules
b. (as modifier): a boxing enthusiast.

box•ing1

(ˈbɒk sɪŋ)

n.
1. the material used to make boxes or casings.
2. a boxlike enclosure; casing.
3. an act or instance of putting into or furnishing with a box.
[1510–20]

box•ing2

(ˈbɒk sɪŋ)

n.
the act, technique, or profession of fighting with the fists, with or without boxing gloves.
[1705–15]

Boxing

See also athletics.

a person skilied in the art of boxing or wrestling. — pancratiastic, adj.
the art or practice of fighting with fists; boxing. — pugilistic, adj.
a person who flghts with his flsts; prizeflghter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boxing - fighting with the fistsboxing - fighting with the fists    
clinch - (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
biff, punch, lick, clout, poke, slug - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
sidestep - a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
contact sport - a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players
professional boxing - boxing for money
in-fighting - boxing at close quarters
fight - a boxing or wrestling match; "the fight was on television last night"
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; a part of training for a boxer
boxing equipment - equipment used in boxing
boxing glove, glove - boxing equipment consisting of big and padded coverings for the fists of the fighters; worn for the sport of boxing
boxing ring, prize ring - a square ring where boxers fight
gumshield, mouthpiece - (especially boxing) equipment that protects an athlete's mouth
decision - (boxing) a victory won on points when no knockout has occurred; "had little trouble in taking a unanimous decision over his opponent"
count out - declare the loser
remain down, take the count - be counted out; remain down while the referee counts to ten
hook - hit with a hook; "His opponent hooked him badly"
cut - move (one's fist); "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"
2.boxing - the enclosure of something in a package or boxboxing - the enclosure of something in a package or box
enclosing, envelopment, inclosure, enclosure - the act of enclosing something inside something else
bundling - the act of binding something into a bundle

boxing

noun prizefighting, the ring, sparring, fisticuffs, the fight game (informal), pugilism I don't think boxing's better than it was in my day.

Boxing weights

WeightAmateurProfessional
Light flyweight48 kg49 kg
Flyweight51 kg
Bantamweight54 kg53.5 kg
Featherweight57 kg
Junior lightweight-59 kg
Lightweight60 kg61 kg
Light welterweight63.5 kg
Welterweight67 kg66.6 kg
Light middleweight71 kg70 kg
Middleweight75 kg72.5 kg
Light heavyweight81 kg79 kg
Cruiserweight-88.5 kg
Heavyweight91 kg+88.5 kg
Superheavyweight+91 kg-
Translations
ملاكمةمُلاكَمَةمُلاكَمَـه
box
boksning
nyrkkeily
boksanje
hnefaleikur, box
ボクシング拳闘
권투
boksanje
boxning
การชกมวย
boksboks sporu
quyền Anh

boxing

[ˈbɒksɪŋ]
A. Nboxeo m, box m (LAm)
B. CPD Boxing Day N (Brit) → día m de San Esteban (26 de diciembre)
boxing gloves NPLguantes mpl de boxeo
boxing match Ncombate m de boxeo
boxing ring Ncuadrilátero m, ring m
BOXING DAY
El día después de Navidad es Boxing Day, fiesta en todo el Reino Unido, aunque si el 26 de diciembre cae en domingo el día de descanso se traslada al lunes. El nombre proviene de una costumbre del siglo XIX, cuando en dicho día se daba un aguinaldo o pequeño regalo (Christmas box) a los comerciantes, carteros etc. En la actualidad es una fecha en la que se celebran importantes encuentros deportivos.

boxing

[ˈbɒksɪŋ] n (= sport) → boxe fBoxing Day n (British) le lendemain de Noël
on Boxing Day → le lendemain de Noëlboxing gloves nplgants mpl de boxeboxing match n (SPORT)combat m de boxeboxing promoter npromoteur m de boxeboxing ring nring mbox lunch n (US)panier-repas mbox number n (in newspaper)numéro m d'annoncebox office
nguichet m
to take £180 million at the box office → faire 180 millions de livres de recettes en salles
modif [record] → du box-officebox-office success n (= play, show) → spectacle m à succès, spectacle m qui fait recette (= film) → succès m au box-officebox room n
(= storeroom) → débarras m
(= small room) → petite chambre fbox set ncoffret m

boxing

nBoxen nt

boxing

in cpdsBox-;
Boxing Day
n (Brit) → zweiter Weihnachts(feier)tag
boxing match
nBoxkampf m
boxing ring
nBoxring m

boxing

[ˈbɒksɪŋ] n (Sport) → pugilato, boxe f

box2

(boks) verb
to fight (someone) with the fists. Years ago, fighters used to box without wearing padded gloves.
noun
a blow on the ear with the hand.
ˈboxer noun
He's a champion boxer.
ˈboxing noun
the sport of fighting with the fists.
ˈboxing-glove noun
a boxer's padded glove.
ˈboxing-match noun

boxing

مُلاكَمَة box boksning Boxen πυγμαχία boxeo nyrkkeily boxe boksanje pugilato ボクシング 권투 bokssport boksing pięściarstwo pugilismo бокс boxning การชกมวย boks quyền Anh 拳击
References in classic literature ?
Silverstein doesn't like prize-fighting," she said.
After glancing at herself as a comparatively worthless vessel, but still as one of some desert, she besought her to bear in mind that her aforesaid dear and only mother was of a weakly constitution and excitable temperament, who had constantly to sustain afflictions in domestic life, compared with which thieves and robbers were as nothing, and yet never sunk down or gave way to despair or wrath, but, in prize-fighting phraseology, always came up to time with a cheerful countenance, and went in to win as if nothing had happened.
I met men incoherent with indignation at the brutality of prize-fighting, and who, at the same time, were parties to the adulteration of food that killed each year more babes than even red-handed Herod had killed.
The play tells the story of Joe Bonaparte, an aspiring musician who chooses to become a prize-fighting boxer.
A handsome young man by all accounts before prize-fighting took its toll of his teeth, nose and other features, Perry seems to have kept exalted company in his London heyday.
There was prize-fighting, cock-fighting and dog fighting.
Hollywood heart-throb Pitt, 48, who played prize-fighting gypsy Mickey O'Neil in the 2000 Guy Ritchie film 'Snatch', is said to be in talks to play the role.
Summary: Campaigners in Thailand have voiced their concern at the growing number of children as young as seven being involved in prize-fighting.