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.
Idioms about aside
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.
- qua·si-a·side, adverb
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How to use aside in a sentence
Here the memoir becomes more personal and poignant, and less of a historical account weighted down by asides about process and efforts to corroborate stories.He knew his grandfather was a mob boss. But was that the whole story? | Joe Heim | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Emergencies aside, a heated blanket can help during long drives by warming up your shoulders, which can hold a lot of tension.Best heated throw blanket: Bundle up with these electric blankets | PopSci Commerce Team | February 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
All they had to do to carry his program was to set aside four minutes per hour for ads that McLaughlin’s company sold to national sponsors.Rush Limbaugh is ailing. And so is the conservative talk radio industry. | Paul Farhi | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
“So, if you see me drinking from the mug without the spoon aside my right cheek, neutralize me with your blaster, as that entity most likely is an evil clone,” Dan wrote.In the fight against evil clones, food may be our greatest weapon | John Kelly | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Yet there’s also resistance to giving students the option of doing the school year over again, or setting aside more resources for English-learners, homeless students and others.Morning Report: The Stormwater Deficit Is a Big Deal | Voice of San Diego | February 8, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 6, 1/2-cup ramekins and set aside.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding | Carla Hall | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Grotesque profiteering aside, life release ceremonies can devastate the eco-system.The Buddhist Business of Poaching Animals for Good Karma | Brendon Hong | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
aside from a blanket ban, social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit are nearly impossible to control.
No surprise then that aside from wealthy coastal suburbs, the Democratic base has shrunk to the urban cores and college towns.
Laughs aside, the methods can take on other, less spirited forms.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks | M.L. Nestel | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then the door opened, the portiere was swept aside, and Anselme announced "Monsieur de Garnache."St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
Finally, let me ask the general reader to put aside all prejudice, and give both sides a fair hearing.God and my Neighbour | Robert Blatchford
In withdrawing aside sorrow remaineth: and the substance of the poor is according to his heart.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
He glanced aside, and saw an exceedingly pretty, dark face, which looked vaguely familiar.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
The motherly woman received the babe instinctively and cast aside the travelling-rug in which he was enveloped.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol | William J. Locke
British Dictionary definitions for aside (1 of 2)
on or to one side: they stood aside to let him pass
out of hearing; in or into seclusion: he took her aside to tell her of his plan
away from oneself: he threw the book aside
out of mind or consideration: he put aside all fears
in or into reserve: to put aside money for old age
aside from (preposition) mainly US and Canadian
besides: he has money aside from his possessions
except for: he 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
British Dictionary definitions for A-side (2 of 2)
the side of a gramophone record regarded as the more important one
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with aside
see all joking aside; lay aside; set aside; take aside.
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