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
But for much of the country, these fleeting moments of wistful longing happen in the everyday-low-prices aisles of Walmart.Heartache by the Numbers and OkCupid’s Founder Has Got Yours | Will Doig | October 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It certainly smelled like something other than natural good vibes was fueling the impromptu dancing in the aisles.Bob Weir on Drugged-Out Deadheads and Living in Jerry Garcia’s Shadow | Emily Shire | April 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Just ask all those scientists in the aisles of my local Whole Foods.
But in this theater, they are still only second-class citizens, waiting in the aisles of history.Palestinians Cast a U.N. Vote, Move Closer to State Recognition | Matt Surrusco | November 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Models moved down into the audience, working the aisles at a busy pace while wearing these new incarnations of the Chanel look.
In those dim aisles and mighty halls brooded a Presence that he knew could soothe and comfort.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
This was no doubt used in constructing the roof of the westward extension of the nave and aisles.Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey | Thomas Perkins
At the corners of the aisles are rectangular buttresses and two similar ones stand at the ends of the main walls of the nave.Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey | Thomas Perkins
I climbed through the brambles over the wall, and walked down the aisles of potatoes toward her.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
The March sunshine slants in pale shafts through the clerestory windows, leaving the aisles in shadow.
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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