Definitions of aside

  1. placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose; " had a feeling of being set apart"; " quality sets it apart"; " a day set aside for relaxing"
  2. not taken into account or excluded from consideration; " these problems apart, the country is doing well"; " all joking aside, I think you're crazy"
  3. a message that departs from the main subject
  4. a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
  5. in reserve; not for immediate use; " started setting aside money to buy a car"; " put something by for her old age"; " has a nestegg tucked away for a rainy day"
  6. on or to one side; " step aside"; " stood aside to let him pass"; " threw the book aside"; " put her sewing aside when he entered"
  7. out of the way ( especially away from one's thoughts); " brush the objections aside"; " pushed all doubts away"
  8. in a different direction; " turn aside"; " turn away one's face"; " glanced away"
  9. 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.
  10. Out of one's thoughts; off; away; as, to put aside gloomy thoughts.
  11. So as to be heard by others; privately.
  12. Something spoken aside; as, a remark made by a stageplayer which the other players are not supposed to hear.
  13. On or to one side; out of a given direction; apart.
  14. A speech or remark made in a low tone and intended to be heard only by one person; something apart from the main issue.
  15. On or to one side: privately.
  16. On one side; privately.
  17. Something said or done aside.
  18. On or to one side; away; apart; out of consideration; out of hearing.
  19. On or to one side; apart; away; off; off the right.
  20. To one side; apart from the rest; at a little distance from the straight line.

Antonyms for aside

motif, motive, question, theme, topic, matter.

Quotes of aside

  1. At first everyone predicted that it would be impossible to hold these divergent people together, but aside from the skilled men, some of whom belonged to craft unions, comparatively few went back to the mills. And as a whole, the strike was conducted with little violence. – Ray Stannard Baker
  2. Let's put aside the politics and trust the people. Let's embrace the unique opportunity we all have; take the heat and make the hard and difficult decisions, knowing that we're doing it to make things better for the people of Illinois. – Rod Blagojevich
  3. Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh. – Robert Bolt
  4. One needs occasionally to stand aside from the hum and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God. – Anna Julia Cooper
  5. You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goal aside The security of a job, a wife who wants kids, whatever. But if you hang in there, always following your vision, I have no doubt you will succeed. – Larry Flynt
  6. For me, it's a compliment to be compared with Marilyn, the unforgettable actress, the most beautiful one of all. But, curves aside we have very little in common. – Eva Herzigova
  7. He tosses aside his paint -pots and his words a foot and a half long. – Horace
  8. The responsibility of a minister is to step aside when there is a criminal investigation of the department. That protects the propriety of Parliament and of responsible government. – Jack Layton
  9. When BP was not moving fast enough on claims, we told BP to set aside $20 billion in a fund- managed by an independent third party- to help all those whose lives have been turned upside down by the spill. – Barack Obama
  10. The Pleasure Seekers eventually turned into Cradle, when we started writing our own material. My younger sister Nancy was brought in as singer and I kind of stepped aside as main lead singer and concentrated on my instrument. – Suzi Quatro
  11. I was on the Johnny Carson show, I believe 114 or 104 times. And aside from those times on the air, I never spoke to him. I never met him. – Tony Randall
  12. Because of my voice, speaking words which had been carefully chosen, women had used money they had set aside for other purposes to buy war bonds. – Kate Smith
  13. I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing. – Izaak Walton
  14. Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you? – Walt Whitman
  15. There is no finer sensations in life that which comes with victory over one's self. Go forward to a goal of inward achievement, brushing aside all your old internal enemies as you advance. – Vash Young

Usage examples for aside

  1. We have put this interest aside – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  2. I thought maybe you'd put it aside for me, like you do for the others. – The Inside of the Cup, Volume 5 by Winston Churchill
  3. Mr. Talboys drew his friend aside and proposed to him to go back again. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  4. Deerfoot stepped aside just enough to allow the other to pass. – The Lost Trail by Edward S. Ellis
  5. His hat was thrown aside and I could see a faint light on his forehead. – The Other Side of the Door by Lucia Chamberlain
  6. It was Dodi's letter which was put aside – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  7. " Stand aside said Riley Sinclair. – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  8. Davey pushed him aside – The Pioneers by Katharine Susannah Prichard
  9. He took me aside and asked me what the world spoke of the King's marriage. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  10. Zanoni paused, and drew Glyndon aside – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  11. The niece had gone out, so I had to put my curiosity aside – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. She broke into a forced laugh and turned aside to seat herself at the desk. – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  13. Dupot quietly pushed him aside – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  14. Then Phinuit made as if to shoulder the man aside – Alias The Lone Wolf by Louis Joseph Vance
  15. Let us therefore put the cured epileptics aside – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  16. Margaret took his hand and, walking aside told him the news. – Fair Margaret by H. Rider Haggard
  17. Might as well lay that kind a' financerin aside Colonel. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  18. But I am set aside and he is taken. – After a Shadow, and Other Stories by T. S. Arthur
  19. It is sometimes an advantage to be little- the moment I stepped aside I was hidden. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  20. She drew aside showing Hume standing there. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville

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