aside

aside
1 adverb
1 move/step aside to move, step etc to the side: I stepped aside just in time, and the car whizzed past.
2 put/set/leave sth aside
a) to save part of an amount of money: I've been setting aside a little money each week for our holiday.
b) to keep something separate or not use it because someone is going to buy or use it later: One of the rooms was set aside for a yoga class.
c) to leave something to be considered at another time: Let's put this question aside for next week.
3 brush/sweep sth aside to treat someone's idea or statement in a way that shows you do not think it is important: Mr. Coleman brushed my suggestion aside and asked for another question.
4 aside from especially AmE
a) except for: Aside from that one little problem, the day was perfect.
b) in addition to: Aside from physical problems, these patients also show a lot of hostility.
5 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.
2 noun (C)
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 certain people to hear
3 a remark or story that is not part of the main subject of a speech

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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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

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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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