Aisle meaning

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A passageway between rows of seats, as in an auditorium or an airplane.
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A passageway for inside traffic, as in a department store, warehouse, or supermarket.
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A part of a church divided laterally from the nave, transept, or choir by a row of columns.
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A part of a church alongside the nave, choir, or transept, set off by a row of columns or piers.
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A passageway between sections of seats in a theater, rows of merchandise in a store, etc.
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A narrow passageway, as between rows of trees.
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The political divide between Democrats and Republicans.
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A wing of a building, notably in a church separated from the nave proper by piers.
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A clear path through rows of seating.
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A clear corridor in a supermarket with shelves on both sides containing goods for sale.
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Any path through an otherwise obstructed space.
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The definition of an aisle is a passageway between different sections.

An example of an aisle is the location where a priest and the altar servers walk down at the beginning of a Catholic Mass.

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roll in the aisles
  • To respond with boisterous hilarity.
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walk down the aisle
  • To marry; get married.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of aisle

  • Alteration (influenced by isle) (French aile wing) of Middle English ele from Old French wing of a building from Latin āla

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle French aisle (Modern French aile) from Latin ala.

    From Wiktionary