American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. To or toward the side: step aside.
- adv. Out of one's thoughts or mind: put my doubts aside.
- adv. Apart: a day set aside for relaxing.
- adv. In reserve; away: put a little money aside.
- adv. Set out of the way; dispensed with: All joking aside, can you swim 15 miles?
- n. A piece of dialogue intended for the audience and supposedly not heard by the other actors on stage.
- n. A remark made in an undertone so as to be inaudible to others nearby.
- n. A parenthetical departure; a digression.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- On or to one side; to or at a short distance; apart; away from some normal direction or position: as, to turn or stand aside; to draw a curtain aside.
- Apart or separately (from); in a state of withdrawal or exclusion (from).
- Out of one's thoughts, consideration, or regard; away; off: as, to lay aside one's animosity; to put one's cares aside.
- So as not to be heard by some one present: chiefly a dramatic use. Thus, on the stage, to utter a speech aside, is to utter it in such a manner that it is assumed not to be heard by the other characters, or to be heard only by those for whom it is intended.
- By the side of; beside.
- n. Something spoken and not heard, or supposed not to be heard, by some one or more present; especially, a remark uttered by an actor on the stage, and assumed not to be heard by the other characters on the stage, or to be heard only by those for whom it is intended.
- adv. To or on one side so as to be out of the way.
- prep. aside from
- n. An incidental remark made quietly so as to be heard by the person to whom it is said and not by any others in the vicinity.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. 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.
- adv. Out of one's thoughts; off; away.
- adv. So as to be heard by others; privately.
- n. Something spoken aside; as, a remark made by a stageplayer which the other players are not supposed to hear.
- adv. on or to one side
- adv. in reserve; not for immediate use
- adv. not taken into account or excluded from consideration
- n. a message that departs from the main subject
- n. a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
- adv. in a different direction
- adv. placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose
- adv. out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
- a- + side (Wiktionary)
“«deponent» because they have laid aside («dē-pōnere», _to lay aside_) the active forms.”
“Gag me. so I bolted out of there ... by that time I just decided to head back to Union Station to eat and wait for my train aside from a delay there were no huge mishaps getting back to good ol 'Newport News overall it was a good day”
“Neither are you going to see human clones, since again aside from the research potential there is ZERO value in cloning somebody and waiting twenty years for the payoff.”
“No Labels doesn't mean 'don't have a label', it just means put the label aside so we can focus and work together and do what government needs to do.”
“The only path I'm seeing for McCain - aside from a horrible mistake by Obama - is to make Frank Marshall a story in the last 48 hours, hope that it tightens the polls by 2-3 points, like the Gore campaign did in 2000 with Bush's drunk driving arrest, and hope that slow voting machines reduce turnout in areas with high African-American populations in OH, FL, PA, and VA.”
“And that's why leaders in the party need to put the label aside and get real.”
“And the title aside, they will be able to serve in a whole range of ways, in Jordan and in the larger Arab and Muslim world.”
“I have had a word aside with Lady Thomasine and she understands that too.”
“She laid the label aside, and looked at the two bottles -- the poison and the antidote -- ranged together at her feet.”
“Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Chris Dodd, Chuck Schumer, Barney Frank and a host of other Democrats lay the whole problem at the feet of ... by Eric Earling, 01: 29 PM, 58 Comments Kidding via the title aside, today's Joni Balter column is a fair representation of the center-left Establishment's befuddlement with the extremely close nature of our not-so-low-profile race for Governor.”
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