Definitions for aisle
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word aisle.
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.
Etymology: aisle (Modern French aile) from ala.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The walks in a church, or wings of a quire.
Etymology: since it seems deducible only from either aile, a wing, or allée, a path;
The abbey is by no means so magnificent as one would expect from its endowments. The church is one huge nef, with a double aisle to it; and, at each end, is a large quire. Addison.
An aisle is, in general, a space for walking with rows of non-walking spaces on both sides. Aisles with seating on both sides 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. Their floors may be flat or, as in theatres, stepped upwards from a stage. 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 be defined by 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 (American English sidewalks), trails, paths and (enclosed) "open areas" by lying between other open spaces or areas of seating, but enclosed within a structure.
An aisle is a passageway between rows of seats in a building such as a church, theater, or auditorium, or between shelves in a supermarket or store, for people to walk along. It can also refer to an area of clear space used for walking in train carriages, airplanes, shops, and other cramped places.
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
Etymology: [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.]
Aisle vs. Isle -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Aisle and Isle.
The numerical value of aisle in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of aisle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
I passed a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill with other senators on both sides of the aisle, the first time since those horrible crime bills back in the 1990s, passed this legislation working across the aisle to move forward.
The veil was a huge part of the conversations that we had early on. We talked about what we wanted to do in terms of trying to embrace some of the royal connections in there, and a lot of the work that she's going to probably do in the future is going to be connected to the Commonwealth ... and I said 'wouldn't it be amazing if we took the 53 countries of the Commonwealth and embroidered a flower and some flora and fauna from each one of those and that they would go up the aisle, that journey up the aisle with you'.
I used to have a coalition of about 10 people from both sides of the aisle that Kyrsten Sinemas could work with, they don't have that anymore -- on both sides. The moderates are in the minority on both sides of the aisle, and that's why you are seeing the [ conflict ] Kyrsten Sinemas are seeing right now.
Choosing an aisle seat is an expression of freedom. You know you have the ability to get up and walk around without having to ask anyone or climb over your seatmate.
Lucky’s is an interesting company with a concept that checks almost every box from what people want in a food store today, it plays to the foodie trend of fresh, lively and somewhat indulgent selections; it emphasizes fresh foods at value pricing; and it’s small and easy to shop in, not loaded with aisle after aisle of branded packaged goods in multiple sizes like a traditional supermarket.
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- corredor, passadís, nauCatalan, Valencian
- Durchgang, Seitenschiff, GangGerman
- nave lateral, pasillo, pasoSpanish
- käytävä, siipi, sakaraFinnish
- corridoio, corsia, navata laterale, passaggio obbligato, passaggioItalian
- ред, корабMacedonian
- gangpad, zijbeuk, doorgangDutch
- przejście, nawaPolish
- nave, passagem, corredorPortuguese
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