What does aside mean?

Definitions for aside
əˈsaɪdaside

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word aside.

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

  2. Aside(adverb)

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

  3. Aside(adverb)

    so as to be heard by others; privately

  4. Aside(noun)

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

  5. Origin: [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).

Editors Contribution

  1. aside

    To place or put in a particular place or account for a specific purpose.

    Some people put money aside for a specific purpose every month. Some companies keep a specific amount of stock aside to ensure they have a level of stock available and then when they go into that stock its time for them to order more.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on August 20, 2016

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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hassan Bouhadi:

    We have put egos aside.

  2. Panayiotis Stefos:

    Joking aside, ancient CDs have never been found.

  3. Joao Lampreia:

    Emotions aside ... the numbers have a lot of weight.

  4. Homer:

    The glorious gifts of the gods are not to be cast aside.

  5. Seami Motokiyo:

    Life is a lying dream, he only wake Who casts the World aside.

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