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

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

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + side.]

  2. Asideadverb

    out of one's thoughts; off; away; as, to put aside gloomy thoughts

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + side.]

  3. Asideadverb

    so as to be heard by others; privately

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + side.]

  4. Asidenoun

    something spoken aside; as, a remark made by a stageplayer which the other players are not supposed to hear

    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. ideas

  2. daies

  3. Sadie

  4. saide

  5. aides

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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. Vice President Joe Biden:

    I'm going to put aside my notes and talk to you from my heart because I've been in this business for 45 years.

  2. Andre Bakhos:

    The fears we had yesterday of a trade war, seem to have temporarily subsided, and investors are pushing trade tariffs aside for the moment as we enter into the earnings season. ahead of earnings, investors are making bets on what seems to be very reliable and that is technology.

  3. Josh Trump:

    Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we needto deliver for the people we were elected to serve.

  4. Barbara Parker:

    You can't change the world in a day, but we can not be intimidated, we can not be pushed aside.

  5. Morgan Griffith:

    If it was all random, why was he asking if it was the Republican baseball practice? That’s not random. That’s a specific, intended target. As an aside, was he thinking about, you know, he would die in a blaze of glory? That’s certainly possible but that’s not his main motivation here, he was looking, in my opinion, for Republicans, in an attempt to kill Republicans. I don’t think there’s anybody who looks at the evidence completely and rationally who can come to any other conclusion.

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