a long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)
passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores
part of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columns
A wing of a building, notably in a church separated from the nave proper by piers
A clear path through rows of seating.
A clear corridor in a supermarket with shelves on both sides containing goods for sale.
Any path through an otherwise obstructed space.
Origin: aisle (Modern French aile) from ala.
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
improperly used also for the have; -- as in the phrases, a church with three aisles, the middle aisle
also (perhaps from confusion with alley), a passage into which the pews of a church open
Origin: [OF. ele, F. aile, wing, wing of a building, L. ala, contr. fr. axilla.]
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".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
īl, n. any lateral division of any part of a church, whether of nave, choir, or transept. The word is often erroneously applied to the passage in a church between the pews or seats.—adj. Aisled, (īld), having aisles. [O. Fr. ele, aisle (Fr. aile)—L. axilla, ala, a wing.]
The numerical value of aisle in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of aisle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of aisle in a Sentence
There is no one veracious aisle to innovation.
I found out right before I walked down the aisle.
I absolutely wanted to walk my daughter down the aisle.
I'm always frightened. I take the bills out in a store aisle.
The guy right behind me switched seats to the aisle in case things went awry.
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- nau, passadís, corredorCatalan, Valencian
- Gang, Seitenschiff, DurchgangGerman
- paso, pasillo, nave lateralSpanish
- siipi, käytävä, sakaraFinnish
- passaggio, passaggio obbligato, corridoio, corsia, navata lateraleItalian
- кораб, редMacedonian
- zijbeuk, gangpad, doorgangDutch
- przejście, nawaPolish
- corredor, nave, passagemPortuguese
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