aside


aside
a|side1 W3S3 [əˈsaıd] adv
1.) kept to be used later
I've been setting aside a few pounds each week.
One of the rooms was set aside for a yoga class.
Try to set aside a few hours a week for exercise.
Could you put this cake aside for me?
2.) moved to one side or away from you
He pushed his half-eaten salad aside and left.
He stepped aside to let Katherine go in first.
Mark drew me aside and explained the problem.
She swept her thick hair aside.
3.) left to be considered or dealt with later, or not considered and dealt with at all
He brushed aside criticisms of his performance.
Leaving aside the heat, we really enjoyed our holiday.
You must put aside your pride and call her.
4.) [only after noun]
used to show that something you have just said is not as important as what you are going to say next
These problems aside, we think the plan should go ahead.
5.) aside from sb/sth
especially AmE
a) except for
Aside from Durang's performance, the actors are ordinary.
b) in addition to
In the poetry competition, aside from Hass, are four other entrants.
aside 2
aside2 n
1.) words spoken by an actor to the people watching a play, that the other characters in the play do not hear
2.) a remark made in a low voice that you only intend particular people to hear
3.) a remark or story that is not part of the main subject of a speech
I should add, as an aside, that the younger the child, the faster they learn.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Aside — A*side , adv. [Pref. a + side.] 1. On, or to, one side; out of a straight line, course, or direction; at a little distance from the rest; out of the way; apart. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt set aside that which is full. 2 Kings iv. 4. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aside — [ə sīd′] adv. [ME < on side: see A 1 & SIDE] 1. on or to one side [pull the curtains aside] 2. away; in reserve [put the book aside for me] 3. out of the way; out of one s mind [lay the proposal aside temporarily ] …   English World dictionary

  • aside — ► ADVERB 1) to one side; out of the way. 2) in reserve. ► NOUN 1) an actor s remark addressed to the audience rather than the other characters. 2) an incidental remark. ● aside from Cf. ↑aside f …   English terms dictionary

  • aside — aside, a side Written as one word, aside is an adverb meaning ‘to or on one side’, as in to put aside, to take aside, etc., or a noun meaning words in a play spoken to the audience out of hearing of the other characters. In the meaning ‘on each… …   Modern English usage

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  • Aside — A*side , n. Something spoken aside; as, a remark made by a stageplayer which the other players are not supposed to hear. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aside — [adv] away from; to the side abreast, afar, alone, alongside, apart, away, beside, by oneself, down, in isolation, in reserve, near, nearby, neck and neck, out, out of the way, privately, separately, sidewise; concept 586 Ant. middle aside [n]… …   New thesaurus

  • aside — index innuendo Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • 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 (Cf. a ) (1) + SIDE (Cf. side) (n.). Noun sense of words spoken so as to be (supposed) inaudible is from 1727. Middle English had …   Etymology dictionary

  • aside — I [[t]əsa͟ɪd[/t]] ADVERB AND NOUN USES ♦♦♦ asides (In addition to the uses shown below, aside is used in phrasal verbs such as cast aside , stand aside , and step aside .) 1) ADV: ADV after v If you move something aside, you move it to one side… …   English dictionary

  • aside — a|side1 [ ə saıd ] adverb ** used for telling someone that what you are mentioning is not as important as what you are going to say next: You re right to mention her home circumstances, but that aside, how is her school work? aside from 1. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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