- Aside is defined as moving something over from its previous position.
To get out of someone’s way is an example of stepping aside.
- Aside means no longer focusing on something.
Deciding not to worry about money is an example of putting your financial worries aside.
- The definition of aside is saving something for future use.
Putting money into a college fund is an example of putting money aside.
- on or to one side: pull the curtains aside
- away; in reserve: put the book aside for me
- out of the way; out of one's mind: lay the proposal aside temporarily
- ☆ apart; notwithstanding: joking aside, I mean it
Origin of asideMiddle English ; from on side: see a- and amp; side
- words spoken by an actor in such a way that they are heard by the audience but supposedly not by the other actors
- a written digression: a novelist's aside to the reader
- with the exception of
- apart from; besides
- To or toward the side: step aside.
- Out of one's thoughts or mind: put my doubts aside.
- Apart: a day set aside for relaxing.
- In reserve; away: put a little money aside.
- So as to except or exclude from consideration: All joking aside, can you swim two miles?
- A piece of dialogue intended for the audience and supposedly not heard by the other actors on stage.
- A remark made in an undertone so as to be inaudible to others nearby.
- A parenthetical departure; a digression.
- To or on one side so as to be out of the way.
- Move aside, please, so that these people can come through.
- 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.
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