aside

a•side
[[t]əˈsaɪd[/t]] adv.
1) on or to one side; to or at a short distance away
2) away from one's thoughts or consideration:
to put one's cares aside[/ex]
3) in reserve; in a separate place, as for safekeeping:
to put some money aside[/ex]
4) away from a present group or area, esp. for privacy:
He took her aside to discuss the plan[/ex]
5) put apart; notwithstanding:
all kidding aside[/ex]
6) sbz something spoken by an actor to or for the audience and supposedly not heard by others on stage
7) words spoken so as not to be heard by one or more persons present
8) a temporary departure from a main theme or topic; brief digression
Etymology: 1350–1400

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Aside — A*side , adv. [Pref. a + side.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt set aside that which is full. 2 Kings iv. 4. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aside — [ə sīd′] adv. [ME < on side: see A 1 & SIDE] 1. on or to one side [pull the curtains aside] 2. away; in reserve [put the book aside for me] 3. out of the way; out of one s mind [lay the proposal aside temporarily ] …   English World dictionary

  • aside — ► ADVERB 1) to one side; out of the way. 2) in reserve. ► NOUN 1) an actor s remark addressed to the audience rather than the other characters. 2) an incidental remark. ● aside from Cf. ↑aside f …   English terms dictionary

  • aside — aside, a side Written as one word, aside is an adverb meaning ‘to or on one side’, as in to put aside, to take aside, etc., or a noun meaning words in a play spoken to the audience out of hearing of the other characters. In the meaning ‘on each… …   Modern English usage

  • Aside — Pays d’origine Lisbonne,  Portugal Genre musical Punk rock Hardcore Années d activité Depuis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Aside — A*side , n. Something spoken aside; as, a remark made by a stageplayer which the other players are not supposed to hear. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aside — [adv] away from; to the side abreast, afar, alone, alongside, apart, away, beside, by oneself, down, in isolation, in reserve, near, nearby, neck and neck, out, out of the way, privately, separately, sidewise; concept 586 Ant. middle aside [n]… …   New thesaurus

  • aside — index innuendo Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • aside — c.1300, off to one side; mid 14c., to or from the side; late 14c., away or apart from others, out of the way, from A (Cf. a ) (1) + SIDE (Cf. side) (n.). Noun sense of words spoken so as to be (supposed) inaudible is from 1727. Middle English had …   Etymology dictionary

  • aside — I [[t]əsa͟ɪd[/t]] ADVERB AND NOUN USES ♦♦♦ asides (In addition to the uses shown below, aside is used in phrasal verbs such as cast aside , stand aside , and step aside .) 1) ADV: ADV after v If you move something aside, you move it to one side… …   English dictionary

  • aside — a|side1 [ ə saıd ] adverb ** used for telling someone that what you are mentioning is not as important as what you are going to say next: You re right to mention her home circumstances, but that aside, how is her school work? aside from 1. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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