- on or to one to turn aside; to move the chair aside.; to or at a short distance apart; away from some position or direction:
- 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.
- aside from,
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- a digression
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 asidely “on the side, indirectly” (early 15c.) and asideward “sideways, horizontal” (late 14c.).(1) + (n.). Noun sense of “words spoken so as to be (supposed) inaudible” is from 1727. Middle English had
see all joking aside; lay aside; set aside; take aside.