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. President Obama:

    We have consistently said that President Assad must lead a democratic transition or get out of the way.He has not led, for the sake of the Syrian people, the time has come for President Assad to step aside.

  2. Leonardo DiCaprio:

    I’ve been so blessed to work with some great filmmakers, that I’m probably cursed to probably ever work as a director myself, i don’t think I would be able to compare to what I’ve seen. There are so many things that come into play when you make a movie. I really don’t know how they do it. The truth is, the one thing I regret, if anything, in my long career having worked with the likes of Alejandro [G. Inarritu] and Marty [Scorsese] is not be able to be a voyeur and stand aside and watch what they do, because I’m only concerned about what the hell I’m doing every single day.

  3. Kathy Arberg:

    At Justice Ginsburg request, the Court has set aside the limited private space next to Justice Ginsburg request health facility for Justice Ginsburg to exercise. Justice Ginsburg doctors share Justice Ginsburg view that the training sessions are essential to Justice Ginsburg well-being, the space is being used exclusively by the justice.

  4. Pablo Torello:

    Macri made his farm policies clear during the campaign, so when he won we were ready to invest in corn. We had the money set aside.

  5. Novak Djokovic:

    It's probably been the best start to a season aside from 2011 that I had in my career, and I can't be more grateful for all the support I'm getting from you guys and I'm enjoying my time playing and competing and hopefully I brought a smile to your faces, also I want to reflect on a bad moment that happened in the final against Andy Murray when I lost the second set. I yelled to my camp and my box in frustration.

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