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

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 Tickets: $750 for a VIP table of 10, $75 for ringside and $30 for general admission. John Whisler, ExpressNews.com, "Rick Morones emerges as top local promoter," 25 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

Savoonga's location on St. Lawrence Island, midway between Russia and mainland Alaska, gives its population a ringside seat to the sweeping changes in the Bering Sea. Anchorage Daily News, "As Bering Sea ice melts, Alaskans, scientists and Seattle’s fishing fleet witness changes ‘on a massive scale’," 17 Sep. 2019 The three ringside judges had Fury winning by scores of 118-110, 117-111 and 116-112. Tim Dahlberg, chicagotribune.com, "Tyson Fury overcomes bloody cut over eye to beat Otto Wallin," 15 Sep. 2019 Admission is free, but people who pay $10 can get premium ringside seating. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "What’s happening at this year’s Big E? These 10 things might just surprise you," 3 Sep. 2019 Every week, Bob Frank — whose Hillside School and Learning Center has a ringside seat to the years-long Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project happening near his Oak Grove Drive campus — grabs a hose and gets to work. Sara Cardine, La Cañada Valley Sun, "Dirt from Devil’s Gate haulers causes dust-up among locals, county," 31 July 2019 Beth Blair had a ringside seat to their relationship. Peter Van Sant, CBS News, "Former boxer marked for murder goes undercover to catch the person who wanted him dead," 20 July 2019 The truth was his father had a ringside seat to some aspects of the space race that not everyone had access to. Denise Coffey, courant.com, "To Infinity And Beyond At Skeeter’s Toybox," 15 July 2019 After one, Rolls’ promoter, Lou DiBella, leaped out of his ringside seat, perhaps believing history could be made in the same month twice. Chris Mannix, SI.com, "Canelo Alvarez Has Options, but None as Enticing as Gennadiy Golovkin," 10 June 2019 In the judging for the six-round bout, one judge ruled a tie scored at 57-57, but was overruled by the ringside judges who awarded Lopez the match by 58-56 and 59-55 scores. Vincent Nguyen, latimes.com, "Burbank's Damien Lopez remains unbeaten in pro boxing with majority decision," 9 June 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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ringside

noun

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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