ringside

noun
ring·​side | \ ˈriŋ-ˌsīd How to pronounce ringside (audio) \

Definition of ringside

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the area just outside a ring especially in which a contest occurs
2 : a place that affords a close view

ringside

adjective

Definition of ringside (Entry 2 of 2)

: being at the ringside a ringside seat

Examples of ringside in a Sentence

Noun We were seated at ringside.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The only people allowed at ringside besides show performers have been other trainees and developmental wrestlers, who cheer and boo from behind clear Plexiglas walls, usually wearing masks. Jay Reddick, orlandosentinel.com, "WWE may air Raw, Smackdown live weekly from Amway Center," 14 Aug. 2020 For many of these murders, cameras were ringside, capturing burned and broken Black bodies. Ainissa G. Ramirez, Scientific American, "Black Images Matter: How Cameras Helped—and Sometimes Harmed—Black People," 8 July 2020 Sitting ringside on Saturday was Mayweather, attending in his nominal role as co-promoter of the show. Chris Mannix, SI.com, "12 Rounds: Manny Pacquiao's Next Fight, Mayweather's Retirement and More," 22 July 2019 The shows include post-match media scrums with real journalists and sports photographers at ringside. Adam Abdalla, Dallas News, "New Japan Pro-Wrestling makes its live Dallas debut tonight — and you can thank Mark Cuban for it," 6 July 2019 An over-exuberant fan surpassed our security at ringside and made his way briefly into the ring. Ray Kelly | Rkelly@repub.com, al, "Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart attacked by spectator at WWE Hall of Fame induction (video)," 6 Apr. 2019 The shows include post-match media scrums with real journalists and sports photographers at ringside. Adam Abdalla, Dallas News, "New Japan Pro-Wrestling makes its live Dallas debut tonight — and you can thank Mark Cuban for it," 6 July 2019 The shows include post-match media scrums with real journalists and sports photographers at ringside. Adam Abdalla, Dallas News, "New Japan Pro-Wrestling makes its live Dallas debut tonight — and you can thank Mark Cuban for it," 6 July 2019 The shows include post-match media scrums with real journalists and sports photographers at ringside. Adam Abdalla, Dallas News, "New Japan Pro-Wrestling makes its live Dallas debut tonight — and you can thank Mark Cuban for it," 6 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Rahaman Ali had a ringside seat for nearly all of his brother’s life. Tim Sullivan, USA TODAY, "Muhammad Ali's brother shares a few new details about The Greatest," 14 Nov. 2020 Rahaman Ali had a ringside seat for nearly all of his brother’s life. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Muhammad Ali's brother shares a few new details about The Greatest," 31 Oct. 2020 It's covered from wall to wall with boxing posters, newspaper clippings, boxing gloves and even a Madison Square Garden ringside bell. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "Jimmy Glenn, New York bar owner and retired boxer, dies after coronavirus diagnosis," 7 May 2020 Politics Sports anchor Dan Roan had a ringside seat from his vantage point at the Chicago TV station WGN. Don Riddell, CNN, "The billion-dollar move that Michael Jordan almost missed," 4 May 2020 Consider, too, the 2018 book The Self-Driven Child, by William Stixrud, a clinical neuropsychologist, and Ned Johnson, who runs a successful Washington, D.C., tutoring business (as close as one gets to a ringside seat at the meritocratic circus). Kate Julian, The Atlantic, "The Anxious Child," 14 Apr. 2020 For one ringside look in 2012, Mr. Mayweather Jr. wanted a vest and shorts that evoked a motorcycle jacket. Alex Frank, New York Times, "Dapper Dan’s Grandson Sews His Own Gucci," 3 Apr. 2020 This thing goes everywhere, from ringside to the ramp to the concession stand. cleveland, "100 greatest wrestling matches to watch over WrestleMania weekend," 3 Apr. 2020 Wilder fought cautiously for the first six rounds, finding himself in the hole on the cards of the three ringside judges. Tim Dahlberg, The Denver Post, "Deontay Wilder stops Luis Ortiz in heavyweight boxing title rematch," 24 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of ringside

Noun

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ringside was in 1849

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“Ringside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ringside. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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ringside

noun
How to pronounce ringside (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of ringside

: the area that is closest to the space used for circus acts, boxing matches, etc. : the seats that are closest to the ring

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