a walkway between or along blocks or rows of seats in a theater, classroom, airplane, etc.: We were glad to get seats next to the aisle for that flight.
a longitudinal division of an interior area, such as in a church, separated from the main area by an arcade or the like.
any of the longitudinal divisions of a church or similarly shaped building.
the aisle, the divide or division between two political factions or parties: The Democrat reached across the aisle to form a bipartisan coalition.Her proposal was criticized by folks on both sides of the aisle.
Idioms about aisle
in the aisles. rolling (def. 10).
walk / go down the aisle, to get married: Fewer couples are walking down the aisle these days.
- aisled, adjective
- un·aisled, adjective
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How to use aisle in a sentence
Whole Foods, for example, has a section of its cracker aisle devoted to organic puffed rice and popcorn snacks for the gluten-averse or -intolerant.The Rise and Fall of the Rice Cake, America’s One-Time Favorite Health Snack | Brenna Houck | September 17, 2020 | Eater
TJ’s is your one-stop shop for car camping, says Jump, because not only are the aisles packed with great snacks, but there are tons of heat-and-eat meal options, too.
CEOs need not call out individuals or political parties or take potshots at leaders on either side of the aisle.Why CEOs must take action on democracy and election integrity—and how they can do it | matthewheimer | August 27, 2020 | Fortune
You might recognize these mirrors as the ones that are sometimes mounted above shopping aisles or placed outside driveways to keep drivers from backing into things.A Closer Look at the Public Art at Chicago Police Stations | by Logan Jaffe | August 21, 2020 | ProPublica
It is an aisle seat, close to the exit, which means that you can be quick about leaving when the opera ends.
The NRA supports the open carry of guns in cafes, burrito shops, and the produce aisle.
The mistletoe must have been hanging right across the aisle on Capital Hill.
"Right now beer is a trend," Bernardo Rivas, the owner of Bodega Mi Amiga tells me in the imported beer aisle.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama | Jeff Campagna | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But from the outside, from my side of the aisle, the situation seems very clear.
When these single-aisle models were introduced, the maximum seating averaged around 160 seats.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room | Clive Irving | November 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I put down my haid, and was just kinda dragged up the aisle and onto the platform.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher | Eleanor Gates
The priest of Nicaragua with solemn mien strides up the aisle and lights the altar candles with the fire struck from his cigar.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
It consists of a nave of four bays, a south aisle, chancel, and massive western embattled tower.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
Wilson eased down the aisle, casually pushing a woman out of his way, and glanced over his victim's shoulder.
When Bessie came down the aisle, she saw this boy looking at her with an amused expression, and gave him close attention.The value of a praying mother | Isabel C. Byrum
British Dictionary definitions for aisle
a passageway separating seating areas in a theatre, church, etc; gangway
a lateral division in a church flanking the nave or chancel
rolling in the aisles informal (of an audience) overcome with laughter
- aisled, adjective
- aisleless, adjective
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