What does aside mean?

Definitions for aside
əˈsaɪdaside

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aside(noun)

    a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage

  2. digression, aside, excursus, divagation, parenthesis(adverb)

    a message that departs from the main subject

  3. aside(adverb)

    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, away(adverb)

    out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)

    "brush the objections aside"; "pushed all doubts away"

  5. apart, aside(adverb)

    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, aside(adverb)

    in a different direction

    "turn aside"; "turn away one's face"; "glanced away"

  7. aside, apart(adverb)

    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, away(adverb)

    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. aside(Noun)

    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. aside(Adverb)

    To or on one side so as to be out of the way.

    Move aside, please, so that these people can come through.

  3. aside(Preposition)

    aside from

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aside(adverb)

    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. Aside(adverb)

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

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + side.]

  3. Aside(adverb)

    so as to be heard by others; privately

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + side.]

  4. Aside(noun)

    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).

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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How to say aside in sign language?

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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 Boehm:

    Aside from access to subsidized travel, gym memberships, haircuts, and the like, congressmen have a retirement plan which averages about $40,000 a year for retired members.

  2. Michael Zona:

    Sen. Grassley sets aside at least eight 15-minute meetings each day to meet in-person or by phone with Iowans on a first-come-first-served basis to discuss policy issues, he also makes himself available for at least one QA in every county, every year as part of his annual 99 county meetings.

  3. Hassan Bouhadi:

    We have put egos aside.

  4. Kathleen Turner:

    Working with Burt Reynolds was terrible, the first day Burt came in he made me cry. He said something about not taking second place to a woman. His behavior was shocking. It never occurred to me that I wasn’t someone’s equal. I left the room sobbing. I called my husband and said, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ He said, ‘You just do the job.’ It got to be very hostile because the crew began taking sides. But as for the performance, I was able to put the negativity aside. I’m not convinced Burt was.

  5. Rob Portman:

    I think if what we read is true, and people are on the record so I assume it is, then Roy Moore should step aside.

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