Definitions for aisleaɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a walkway between or along sections of seats, shelves, counters, etc., as in a theater, church, or department store.

  2. a longitudinal division in a church, separated from the main area or nave by an arcade or the like.

    Category: Architecture

Idioms for aisle:

  1. in the aisles, (of an audience) convulsed with laughter.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of aisle:

1350–1400; resp. (with ai < F) of earlier i(s)le, yle, late ME


Princeton's WordNet

  1. aisle(noun)

    a long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)

  2. aisle, gangway(noun)

    passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores

  3. aisle(noun)

    part of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columns

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. aisle(noun)ɪl

    a pathway between the seats in a room or vehicle

    as the bride walked down the aisle; an aisle seat on the plan

  2. aisleɪl

    a pathway between the shelves in a supermarket

    Coffee and tea are in aisle seven.


  1. aisle(Noun)

    A wing of a building, notably in a church separated from the nave proper by piers

  2. aisle(Noun)

    A clear path through rows of seating.

  3. aisle(Noun)

    A clear corridor in a supermarket with shelves on both sides containing goods for sale.

  4. aisle(Noun)

    Any path through an otherwise obstructed space.

  5. Origin: aisle (Modern French aile) from ala.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aisle(noun)

    a lateral division of a building, separated from the middle part, called the nave, by a row of columns or piers, which support the roof or an upper wall containing windows, called the clearstory wall

  2. Aisle(noun)

    improperly used also for the have; -- as in the phrases, a church with three aisles, the middle aisle

  3. Aisle(noun)

    also (perhaps from confusion with alley), a passage into which the pews of a church open


  1. Aisle

    An aisle is, in general, a space for walking with rows of seats on both sides or with rows of seats on one side and a wall on the other. Aisles can be seen in airplanes, certain types of buildings, such as churches, cathedrals, synagogues, meeting halls, parliaments and legislatures, courtrooms, theatres, and in certain types of passenger vehicles. Aisles can also be seen in shops, warehouses, and factories, where rather than seats, they have shelving to either side. In warehouses and factories, aisles may consist of storage pallets, and in factories, aisles may separate work areas. In health clubs, exercise equipment is normally arranged in aisles. Aisles are distinguished from corridors, hallways, walkways, footpaths/pavements, trails, paths and "open areas".

Anagrams of aisle

  1. Elias

  2. saile

Translations for aisle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a passage between rows of seats etc in a church, cinema etc.

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