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.

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.]

Freebase

  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. Ken Muskat:

    We used to think people would maybe put aside their phone and enjoy vacation – not so much. Everybody needs to be connected.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    If Americans are working harder than ever earning less than they once did, our government and our leaders should step up, offer a plan, fix what's wrong -- or they should step aside, the recovery has been everywhere but in the family paychecks. The American Dream has become a mirage for far too many.

  3. Mark Ricks:

    The whole point of a nonprofit organization is to help someone who is in need, not to help someone get rich. But sometimes the whole 'not for profit' side seems to get cast aside.

  4. Kay Ivey:

    Finally, we are seeing some encouraging, common sense guidance from the CDC, aside from the COVID-19 vaccine being safe and effective, it is also allowing us to do the things we love and enjoy.

  5. Manuela Herzer:

    This is an example, putting Mr. Redstone aside, where the minority shareholders have no way to hold the board accountable, our view is that if you’re tapping into the public markets, you should have a one-share, one-vote capital structure.

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