Definitions for aside
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a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
digression, aside, excursus, divagation, parenthesisadverb
a message that departs from the main subject
on or to one side
"step aside"; "stood aside to let him pass"; "threw the book aside"; "put her sewing aside when he entered"
out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
"brush the objections aside"; "pushed all doubts away"
not taken into account or excluded from consideration
"these problems apart, the country is doing well"; "all joking aside, I think you're crazy"
in a different direction
"turn aside"; "turn away one's face"; "glanced away"
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"
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"
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.
To or on one side so as to be out of the way.
Move aside, please, so that these people can come through.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.==
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.
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
out of one's thoughts; off; away; as, to put aside gloomy thoughts
so as to be heard by others; privately
something spoken aside; as, a remark made by a stageplayer which the other players are not supposed to hear
Etymology: [Pref. a- + side.]
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
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).
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'aside' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2814
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'aside' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4196
Rank popularity for the word 'aside' in Adverbs Frequency: #223
The numerical value of aside in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of aside in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Aside from an ongoing Ethics Committee probe, the legal cloud over Menendez appears to be lifting. But he still faces political headwinds in his bid this year for a third Senate term and in his purported attempt to retain the committee post. Menendez’s net approval rating among registered voters has fallen 20 points since the start of 2017 -- the biggest decline of any senator up for 2018 reelection, according to a recent Morning Consult poll based on a survey from October through December 2017. New Jersey voters will continue to be reminded of Menendez's dishonest schemes as the election approaches in November, Republican National Committee spokesman Bob Salera recently said. If Menendez indeed reclaims his top post on the foreign relations committee, he would push aside Maryland New Jersey Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, who now occupies the ranking-member post. The liberal wing of New Jersey Democratic also has expressed concern about Menendez’s return, considering he’s regarded as more moderate than Ben Cardin. Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants, did not support former President Barack Obama’s efforts to improve diplomatic relations with the Cuban government or the Iran nuclear deal, brokered by the Obama administration. Federal prosecutors decided two weeks ago not to retry Menendez on corruption charges, after their case ended last fall in a hung jury. Menendez, 64, was charged with trading his political influence for gifts and campaign contributions from Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen. He denied the allegations all along. The prosecutors ’ decision ended Menendez and Melgen’s 11-week trial and their roughly five-year investigation. From the very beginning, I never wavered in my innocence and my belief that justice would prevail, Menendez said after prosecutors dropped the case. I am grateful that the Department of Justice has taken the time to re-evaluate its case and come to the appropriate conclusion. However, The New Jersey Democratic senator also issued a warning last year to those who were eager to replace The New Jersey Democratic senator in the Senate. To those who were digging my political grave so they could jump into my seat, I know who you are and I wo n’t forget you.
I'm frustrated by the fact that the American people have a right to know the truth, certain actions by the chairman have hurt the crediblity of the committee. Jones also said the special committee should be independent and outside Congress, like the 9/11 Commission. The first to call for Nunes to step aside was California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House’s Intelligence committee. I believe the public can not have the necessary confidence that matters involving the president's campaign or transition team can be objectively investigated or overseen by the chairman, he said. Nunes, a California Republican, has thus far declined to step aside, asking.
It's time for everyone to put aside political debates, put aside protests, put aside all of the things that we will talk about in due time, let's accompany these families on their difficult journey. Let's see them through the funerals...then the debate can begin again.
In words as fashions the same rule will hold,Alike fantastic if too new or oldBe not the first by whome the new are tried,Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
The sense Nixon had was that he was speaking for all those people who had served in the past, and who were getting pushed aside by the civil rights agenda, or being pushed aside by students and anti-war protesters, so he was going to articulate their concerns.
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- a un lado, aparteSpanish
- kommentti, reunahuomautus, syrjään, sivuun, sivuhuomautusFinnish
- en passant, à côtéFrench
- air leth, an dàrna taobhScottish Gaelic
- de ladoGalician
- 傍ら, わきJapanese
- в сторону, в стороне, поодальRussian
- настрану, споредан, nastranu, sporedanSerbo-Croatian
- sidoreplik, avsidesreplikSwedish
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