from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)