- on or to one side; to or at a short distance apart; away from some position or direction: to turn aside; to move the chair aside.
- away from one's thoughts or consideration: to put one's cares aside.
- in reserve; in a separate place, as for safekeeping; apart; away: to put some money aside for a rainy day.
- away from a present group, especially for reasons of privacy; off to another part, as of a room; into or to a separate place: He took him aside and talked business.
- in spite of; put apart; notwithstanding: all kidding aside; unusual circumstances aside.
- a part of an actor's lines supposedly not heard by others on the stage and intended only for the audience.
- words spoken so as not to be heard by others present.
- a temporary departure from a main theme or topic, especially a parenthetical comment or remark; short digression.
- aside from,
- apart from; besides; excluding: Aside from her salary, she receives money from investments.
- except for: They had no more food, aside from a few stale rolls.
Origin of aside
Examples from the Web for aside
Aside from a blanket ban, social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit are nearly impossible to control.China’s Internet Is Freer Than You Think
December 27, 2014
No surprise then that aside from wealthy coastal suburbs, the Democratic base has shrunk to the urban cores and college towns.Time to Bring Back the Truman Democrats
December 21, 2014
Aside from reaching an international audience, leaving Oz had another benefit—no more silly intrusions into her privacy.CNN's Overnight Sydney Star
December 16, 2014
Hitch picks up his cane, pushes her aside, and laboriously tries to get to his feet, saying, “I'll do it myself.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Aside from the emotional stress the court case inflicted on her family, she has no regrets.Whip It: Secrets of a Dominatrix
November 25, 2014
“Not but what she would have royal example,” muttered Tibble aside.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
Aside to audience in comic despair, with appropriate gesture.
The soliloquy and aside are evidently not so frequent in New Comedy.
The Inspector shot a word of warning to Gilder in an aside that Dick could not hear.Within the Law
He had put her aside without a qualm; and now he met her announcement with approval.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
- on or to one sidethey stood aside to let him pass
- out of hearing; in or into seclusionhe took her aside to tell her of his plan
- away from oneselfhe threw the book aside
- out of mind or considerationhe put aside all fears
- in or into reserveto put aside money for old age
- aside from (preposition) mainly US and Canadian
- besideshe has money aside from his possessions
- except forhe has nothing aside from the clothes he stands in Compare apart (def. 7)
- something spoken by an actor, intended to be heard by the audience, but not by the others on stage
- any confidential statement spoken in undertones
- a digression
Word Origin and History for 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- (1) + side (n.). Noun sense of "words spoken so as to be (supposed) inaudible" is from 1727. Middle English had asidely "on the side, indirectly" (early 15c.) and asideward "sideways, horizontal" (late 14c.).
Idioms and Phrases with aside
see all joking aside; lay aside; set aside; take aside.