[ uh-sahyd ]
/ əˈsaɪd /
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.
- 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.
Related formsqua·si-a·side, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for asides'
/ (əˈsaɪd) /
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
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Idioms and Phrases with asides'
see all joking aside; lay aside; set aside; take aside.
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