- 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
- besideshe has money aside from his possessions
- except forhe has nothing aside from the clothes he stands in Compare apart (def. 7)
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.).
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see all joking aside; lay aside; set aside; take aside.