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



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 ringside physicians stabilized Day’s spine and held an oxygen mask to his mouth, then the EMTs loaded him onto a stretcher and passed it carefully through the ropes. Jacob Stern, The Atlantic, 18 Nov. 2021 The referee was Christian Padilla, and there was just one ringside judge, though Gutierrez and Padilla provided input on the decisions. New York Times, 2 Sep. 2021 All three ringside judges had Klitschko winning 58-56, but ring doctor Paul Wallace orders referee Lou Moret to stop the fight. Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2021 Mae Ying opted to watch this match from ringside rather than remaining in her throne. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 Seen through that lens, Trump's decision to sit ringside and offer live commentary of a fight makes total sense. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 8 Sep. 2021 Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to provide commentary from ringside, and the fight will be live streamed on FITE.TV. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 11 Sep. 2021 Rebel was very entertaining screaming from ringside. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 18 Aug. 2021 Rhea Ripley oddly introduced her ringside enforcer, Nikki A.S.H., which should have been the other way around. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Ayres, a seventysomething lifelong Republican, has a ringside seat on the partisan generation gap facing the GOP. Los Angeles Times, 24 Sep. 2021 Riverside seating is at a premium, with just a few tables on the terrace above the sidewalk, but those tables are like a ringside seat in New Orleans. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Sep. 2021 And this combination has given him a ringside seat in watching how the pandemic has changed the way teachers teach and children learn. Nick Morrison, Forbes, 28 June 2021 As editor of the FT, Barber also had a ringside seat for two of the biggest business stories of his lifetime: the 2008 financial crisis and its long aftermath of austerity in Europe, and the 2016 Brexit vote. Oliver Staley, Quartz, 27 Mar. 2021 Rahaman Ali had a ringside seat for nearly all of his brother’s life. Tim Sullivan, USA TODAY, 14 Nov. 2020 Rahaman Ali had a ringside seat for nearly all of his brother’s life. Tim Sullivan, USA TODAY, 14 Nov. 2020 Rahaman Ali had a ringside seat for nearly all of his brother’s life. Tim Sullivan, USA TODAY, 14 Nov. 2020 Rahaman Ali had a ringside seat for nearly all of his brother’s life. Tim Sullivan, USA TODAY, 14 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of ringside


1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1


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 27 Nov. 2021.

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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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