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


We were seated at ringside.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

That day, as usual, customers paid a cover charge to get in, a bit extra to sit at ringside seats. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "Who shot the cockfight ref? Secret arena outside Miami was packed but nobody's talking," 12 June 2018 Earlier in the night Sasha refused to come down to ringside with Bayley. Aaron Oster, baltimoresun.com, "Lackluster Backlash leaves pro wrestling fans frustrated," 7 May 2018 Standing at ringside, Geno Cruz was their biggest champion. Y.c. Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Pasadena trail honors late boxing gym manager who touched thousands of youths' lives," 22 Mar. 2018 Rudy Barrientes, the city’s first Golden Gloves national champion, sat ringside to watch the 2018 tournament. John Henry, star-telegram, "On a night of Golden Gloves firsts, Fort Worth boxers fall short | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 3 Mar. 2018 Costs ranges from $200 per person to $2,000 for a corporate table sponsorship; a bit more for a ringside table or the new VIP Man Cave Experience, which includes a private gaming table, lounge seating and tableside bar service. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wauwatosa-Elm Grove-Brookfield: Tosa Jazz to present a Steely Dan tribute concert," 15 Jan. 2018 Calling the fights at ringside for Fox will be Jon Anik and Daniel Cormier, with Curt Menefee as the on-site host. Jay Reddick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Fox's Dominick Cruz offers his take on UFC Orlando," 20 Feb. 2018 As guest illustrator for Image's The Manhattan Projects, an alternative history about the scientists working on the atomic bomb, Browne took readers ringside for a civil war inside the brain of Robert Oppenheimer's cannibal twin. Mark Peters, Chicago Reader, "For artist Ryan Browne, “a comic is a movie with an unlimited special effects budget”," 20 Feb. 2018 Rousey made a long-rumored appearance at the end of WWE’s Royal Rumble in Philadelphia, staring down WWE superstars Charlotte Flair, Asuka and Alexa Bliss before shaking hands with WWE executive Stephanie McMahon at ringside. Jay Reddick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Ronda Rousey joining WWE as full-time wrestler," 29 Jan. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

In that fight in Sept. 2017, most ringside observers felt Golovkin won but the judges ruled a split draw. Jim Chairusmi, WSJ, "How Canelo Alvarez Surprised Gennady Golovkin With a Different Game Plan," 16 Sep. 2018 Most notably, Amann has oversight of other ringside physicians and related healthcare providers. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "What Were the Key Factors Behind CM Punk Winning His Defamation Trial?," 5 June 2018 Family passes and ringside box seats available online for $49.99-$79.99. Yoshina Okamoto, Anchorage Daily News, "Coming up: Juneteenth, a traveling circus and Cut/Copy," 14 June 2018 VIP tickets $300; ringside $125; general admission $35-75. Brandon Folsom, Detroit Free Press, "Flint's Claressa Shields makes changes ahead of June 22 Detroit fight," 9 May 2018 Fortuna fell out of the ring when he was entangled with Granados during Round 4 and possibly hit the back of his head on a ringside camera box. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Another KO: Errol Spence Jr. makes quick work of Carlos Ocampo in hometown debut," 16 June 2018 Courtesy of Laura Snow Junger got a ringside seat to the terror and exhilaration of war from his years spent covering conflicts around the world for Vanity Fair and other publications. Johnny Dodd, PEOPLE.com, "Author Sebastian Junger On What Going to War Feels Like in New PBS Memorial Day Documentary," 25 May 2018 VIP tickets $300; ringside $125; general admission $35-75. Brandon Folsom, Detroit Free Press, "Flint's Claressa Shields makes changes ahead of June 22 Detroit fight," 9 May 2018 His majority decision loss to Paul Williams in 2011 was scored so badly at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City that all three ringside judges were indefinitely suspended by the New Jersey Athletic Commission. Bob Velin, USA TODAY, "Erislandy Lara vs. Jarrett Hurd: 154-pound title unification bout a contrast in styles," 6 Apr. 2018

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1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1896, in the meaning defined above

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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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to boil down or concentrate

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