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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aislenoun

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

  2. aisle, gangwaynoun

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

  3. aislenoun

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


  1. aislenoun

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

  2. aislenoun

    A clear path through rows of seating.

  3. aislenoun

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

  4. aislenoun

    Any path through an otherwise obstructed space.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Aislenoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aislenoun

    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. Aislenoun

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

  3. Aislenoun

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

  4. Etymology: [OF. ele, F. aile, wing, wing of a building, L. ala, contr. fr. axilla.]


  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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aisle

    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.]

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  1. Elias

  2. saile

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aisle in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aisle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of aisle in a Sentence

  1. James Lankford:

    Oklahoma has lost a tremendous leader, and I lost a great friend today. Senator Coburn was an inspiration to many in our state and our nation. Senator Coburn was unwavering in Senator Coburn conservative values, but Senator Coburn had deep and meaningful friendships with people from all political and personal backgrounds. Senator Coburn was truly respected by people on both sides of the aisle.

  2. Shine Lawyers:

    Mr. Taylor asked the cabin crew on numerous occasions if he could sit in another passenger’s seat, or sit on one of the crew seats, or sit in the aisle or even to sit on the toilet seat to alleviate the pain and discomfort that he was suffering from.

  3. Kevin Brady:

    I want to thank our Members on both sides of the aisle for their important work on this bill, and I encourage quick action so we can provide certainty to these families whose parents paid the ultimate price.

  4. Brett Kavanaugh:

    The Supreme Court must never be viewed as a partisan institution, the justices on the Supreme Court do not sit on opposite sides of an aisle. They do not caucus in separate rooms. If confirmed to the court, I would be part of a team of nine, committed to deciding cases according to the Constitution and laws of the United States.

  5. David Rosen:

    Midland County's not Midland County, Midland County's Join Beto O'Rourke, join Beto O'Rourke's energetic, Join Beto O'Rourke speaks well, Join Beto O'Rourke conveys Join Beto O'Rourke ideas well, and Join Beto O'Rourke acknowledges that he is not a far-left Democrat, a far-right Democrat -- he's concerned about getting things done, and he reaches across the aisle. And people love that.

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    a convex shape that narrows toward a point
    • A. taper
    • B. allogamy
    • C. ventricle
    • D. swathing

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