What does Aside mean?

Definitions for Aside
əˈsaɪdaside

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. asidenoun

    a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage

  2. digression, aside, excursus, divagation, parenthesisadverb

    a message that departs from the main subject

  3. asideadverb

    on or to one side

    "step aside"; "stood aside to let him pass"; "threw the book aside"; "put her sewing aside when he entered"

  4. aside, awayadverb

    out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)

    "brush the objections aside"; "pushed all doubts away"

  5. apart, asideadverb

    not taken into account or excluded from consideration

    "these problems apart, the country is doing well"; "all joking aside, I think you're crazy"

  6. away, asideadverb

    in a different direction

    "turn aside"; "turn away one's face"; "glanced away"

  7. aside, apartadverb

    placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose

    "had a feeling of being set apart"; "quality sets it apart"; "a day set aside for relaxing"

  8. aside, by, awayadverb

    in reserve; not for immediate use

    "started setting aside money to buy a car"; "put something by for her old age"; "has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day"

Wiktionary

  1. asidenoun

    An incidental remark made quietly so as to be heard by the person to whom it is said and not by any others in the vicinity.

  2. asideadverb

    To or on one side so as to be out of the way.

    Move aside, please, so that these people can come through.

  3. asidepreposition

    aside from

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Asideadverb

    Etymology: from a and side.

    The storm rush’d in, and Arcite stood aghast;
    The flames were blown aside, yet shone they bright,
    Fann’d by the wind, and gave a ruffled light. John Dryden, Fables.

    He had no brother; which though it be a comfortable thing for kings to have, yet it draweth the subjects eyes a little aside. Francis Bacon, Henry VIII.

    He took him aside from the multitude. Mark, vii. 33.

Wikipedia

  1. Aside

    An aside is a dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience. By convention, the audience is to realize that the character's speech is unheard by the other characters on stage. It may be addressed to the audience expressly (in character or out) or represent an unspoken thought. An aside is usually a brief comment, rather than a speech, such as a monologue or soliloquy. Unlike a public contains an early use of character aside. More recently, it was used by Ian Richardson's character Francis Urquhart in the 1990 BBC mini-series House of Cards, as well as by Kevin Spacey's character Frank Underwood in the 2013 Netflix original series of the same name. It can be used to explain the often complex politics on the show, describe what the character's plans/emotions are or simply for humorous effect. It was also used by Michaela Coel’s character Tracey in the Channel 4 comedy series Chewing Gum; and by the titular character in Fleabag, written and played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.==

ChatGPT

  1. aside

    An aside is a term used in drama and literature, referring to a remark or comments made by a character that is intended to be heard by the audience, but not by other characters. It's often used to reveal the character's inner thoughts, feelings, or intentions. In a broader sense, it can also refer to any brief comment or digression from the main topic or conversation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Asideadverb

    on, or to, one side; out of a straight line, course, or direction; at a little distance from the rest; out of the way; apart

  2. Asideadverb

    out of one's thoughts; off; away; as, to put aside gloomy thoughts

  3. Asideadverb

    so as to be heard by others; privately

  4. Asidenoun

    something spoken aside; as, a remark made by a stageplayer which the other players are not supposed to hear

  5. Etymology: [Pref. a- + side.]

Wikidata

  1. Aside

    An aside is a dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience. By convention the audience is to realize that the character's speech is unheard by the other characters on stage. It may be addressed to the audience expressly or represent an unspoken thought. An aside is usually a brief comment, rather than a speech, such as a monologue or soliloquy. Unlike a public announcement, it occurs within the context of the play. An aside is, by convention, a true statement of a character's thought; a character may be mistaken in an aside, but may not be dishonest.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aside

    a-sīd′, adv. on or to one side: privately: apart.—n. words spoken in an undertone, so as not to be heard by some person present, words spoken by an actor which the other persons on the stage are supposed not to hear: an indirect effort of any kind.—adj. private, apart.—To set aside, to quash (a judgment).

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Aside' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2814

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Aside' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4196

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Aside' in Adverbs Frequency: #223

Anagrams for Aside »

  1. Sadie

  2. saide

  3. ideas

  4. aides

  5. daies

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Aside in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Aside in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Aside in a Sentence

  1. Alec Baldwin:

    His policies aside, which you can hate, I thought he would have just relaxed, the maliciousness of this White House has people worried. ... That's why I'm not going to do it much longer, the impersonation, I don't know how much more people can take it.

  2. Paulette Jordan:

    He thinks because of his privilege he can buy into privilege. I've rolled up my sleeves my entire life to earn my role. For someone to say,' Step aside,' that's something women have heard before, this is our time.

  3. Roberto Larios:

    All of the partners paid attention once I was honest, their major concern aside from the wage issue was,' What if we get a call that you were in an accident ?' There is the idea that anyone is replaceable, but they've made me and my colleagues feel like we're each unique parts of the company's success.

  4. Lea Michele:

    You have to put aside your feelings. The conversations that I’ve had behind the scenes with some people were incredibly healing and very eye-opening for me.

  5. Raymond Engena:

    It's our intelligence unit and audit that discovered a large amount of ivory was missing, We have asked security agencies to investigate. As investigations go on, we have told these five people to step aside.

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