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Unless one is planning to go shopping - basically begging to be smothered by the ravening throngs of returners and bargain hunters; an embrace as constricting as that hugging machine designed by autistic author Temple Grandin - then Boxing Day feels like a bar after last call when the lights have been turned up.
David Rakoff

Meaning of "Boxing Day" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BOXING DAY

From the custom of giving Christmas boxes to tradesmen and staff on this day.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BOXING DAY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BOXING DAY

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Boxing Day is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BOXING DAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a "Christmas box", from their bosses or employers. Today, Boxing Day is the bank holiday that generally takes place on 26 December. It is observed in the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, South Africa, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and other Commonwealth nations, as well as Norway, France and Sweden. In South Africa, Boxing Day was renamed Day of Goodwill in 1994. In Ireland, Italy, Finland, and Alsace and Moselle in France, the day is known as St. Stephen's Day or the Day of the Wren. In many European countries, including notably Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and those in Scandinavia, 26 December is celebrated as the Second Christmas Day.

Definition of Boxing Day in the English dictionary

The definition of Boxing Day in the dictionary is the first day after Christmas, observed as a holiday.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BOXING DAY

Boxer Rebellion
boxer shorts
boxer´s ear
boxercise
boxers
boxfish
boxful
Boxgrove man

WORDS THAT END LIKE BOXING DAY

April Fools´ Day
Ascension Day
Australia Day
Canada Day
Christmas Day
Father´s Day
Groundhog Day
Inauguration Day
Independence Day
Judgment Day
Labor Day
Last Day
May Day
Memorial Day
Mother´s Day
New Year´s Day
Saint Valentine´s Day
Thanksgiving Day
the Lord´s Day
Veterans Day

Synonyms and antonyms of Boxing Day in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Boxing Day» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BOXING DAY

Find out the translation of Boxing Day to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Boxing Day from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Boxing Day» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

节礼日
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Día de San Esteban
570 millions of speakers

English

Boxing Day
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बॉक्सिंग डे
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

يوم الملاكمة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

День подарков
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Boxing Day
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বক্সিং দিবস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

le lendemain de Noël
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hari tinju
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Boxing Day
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ボクシングデー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

박싱 데이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Boxing Day
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Boxing Day
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குத்துச்சண்டை தினம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मुष्ठीयुद्ध दिवस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Boks Günü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Giorno di Santo Stefano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Boxing Day
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

день подарунків
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Boxing Day
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Boxing Day
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Boxing Day
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Annandag jul
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Boxing Day
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Boxing Day

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BOXING DAY»

The term «Boxing Day» is quite widely used and occupies the 43.100 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BOXING DAY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Boxing Day

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QUOTES WITH «BOXING DAY»

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David Rakoff
Unless one is planning to go shopping - basically begging to be smothered by the ravening throngs of returners and bargain hunters; an embrace as constricting as that hugging machine designed by autistic author Temple Grandin - then Boxing Day feels like a bar after last call when the lights have been turned up.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BOXING DAY»

Discover the use of Boxing Day in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Boxing Day and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Boxing Day: The Fight That Changed the World
Describes the championship bout between Johnson and Burns in Australia and the impact of Johnson's unexpected victory, including Jack London's call for a "Great White Hope"
Jeff Wells, 1999
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Boxing Day
Based on a true story, we follow author, Christopher Jaymes, as he exchanges his would-be vacation in for a six-week stint as an aid worker in one of the world's most tragic disasters.
Christopher Jaymes, 2007
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Culture and Customs of Uganda
The majority Christian population celebrates Christmas, Easter, Martyrs' Day, and Boxing Day. Muslims celebrate Eid al Adha and Eid al Fitr. Eid al Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, commemorates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael ...
Kefa M. Otiso, 2006
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The History of Junkanoo Part: My Way All the Way
New Year's Morning 1978 through to New Year's Morning 1980, Co-starred with Eartha Kitt in the Broadway Musical "Timbuktu" Boxing Day morning 1980 "The Viking Warrior" New Year's Morning 1981 "The White Lucayan Indian Chief.
Anthony B. Carroll, 2007
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Big Book of Canadian Celebrations Gr. 4-6
Happy Boxing Day Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on December 26. It is also called St. Stephen's Day. St. Stephen was not very well known but he achieved great fame by being the first Christian to be martyred for his faith. He met his ...
Ruth Solski
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The Art and Aesthetics of Boxing
So in a 1989 poster for Scacchia–Harris (figure 62), the pun is on “boxing gloves, ” where it is the gloves themselves, not the boxers, who set to, having sprouted legs to support their leather bodies. In the 1989 Boxing Day poster (figure 58), the  ...
David H. T. Scott, 2008
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The Economics of Sports Broadcasting
The choices of matches broadcast before Boxing Day were made pre-season therefore no account could be taken of actual league performance during that season. Matches after Boxing Day could be selected on the basis of which matches ...
Chris Gratton, Harry Arne Solberg, 2007
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About Christmas:
Back | Home | Up | Next Boxing Day Observed by Commonwealth countries Type International, Commonwealth countries Date The first weekday after Christmas Day Related to St Stephen's Day Boxing Day is a public holiday observed in ...
Nicolae Sfetcu, 2014
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Sports web encyclopaedia
Boxing Day at Web Holidays Discover the origin Boxing Day and currently how it is celebrated. www.web-holidays.com/boxing/ 45. Urban Legends Reference Pages: Holidays (Boxing Day) Boxing Day, Advertisement. Claim: The name of ...
C. Ashok, 2005
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Kenya National Assembly Official Record (Hansard)
Th« AscisSEiii iVihtialcr far Health ('Mr. Njuno): M>r. CopuCy jpe."'.-!,u": Sir. new I -L.hin:k Mid': hon. Members are happy and they will let me continue a bit so that they can also have time to speak. 1. was saying that this bus.ness of Boxing Day  ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BOXING DAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Boxing Day is used in the context of the following news items.
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7/7 10th anniversary: Redbridge borough commander Sue Williams …
“A 'fortunate' in a way, I suppose, was the tsunami on Boxing day, which happened six months before. “A lot of British people were involved in ... «Ilford Recorder 24, Jul 15»
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Rundle Mall pavers ripped up after less than a year
The revamped mall brimming with people for last year's Boxing Day sales. Picture. Noelle Bobrige Source: News Corp Australia. Revamped ... «The Advertiser, Jul 15»
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Inquest opens into death of woman, 42, who jumped from Freshney …
On Boxing Day, when her parents visited her at the facility, Michelle had told her mum she was keen to go shopping. But the shopping trip was ... «Grimsby Telegraph, Jul 15»
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Holidaymaker carried out attack in soft play area
A HOLIDAYMAKER who punched a man in front of children at a holiday park in Croyde on Boxing Day has been given a curfew. James Evans ... «North Devon Journal, Jul 15»
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7/7 anniversary: Lincolnshire survivor recalls cheating death in …
Jody, whose sister Stacey Ward, a former Miss Lincolnshire, survived the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, said: "At the time of 7/7, no-one really ... «Lincolnshire Echo, Jul 15»
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Your letters: Mildenhall memories, more
And after we celebrate Christmas, my family and I still celebrate Boxing Day. I can still see Shippea Hill tube station and my 10-speed bicycle ... «AirForceTimes.com, Jul 15»
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7/7 bombings: Profiles of the four bombers who killed 52 people in …
... arrested aged just 11 for receiving stolen goods, and 1993, when he received a caution for an assault committed the previous Boxing Day. «The Independent, Jul 15»
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July 15 is Amazon Prime Day: “More deals than Black Friday,” just …
Because Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Boxing Day sales aren't enough, Amazon is launching its very own sale: Prime Day! On July 15, for ... «Ars Technica UK, Jul 15»
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Liverpool's new assistant manager Sean O'Driscoll: What do fans of …
Then came Boxing Day 2012. O'Driscoll was viewing the video analysis of a stirring win over Leeds United when he was told he needn't bother ... «Irish Mirror, Jul 15»
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Lesbian love triangle triggers vicious Boxing Day catfight outside …
A lesbian love triangle triggered a vicious catfight as three women and their friend savagely punched and kicked each other outside a karaoke ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Boxing Day [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/boxing-day>. Oct 2020 ».
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