Aisle Definition

īl
aisles
noun
aisles
A part of a church divided laterally from the nave, transept, or choir by a row of columns.
American Heritage
A part of a church alongside the nave, choir, or transept, set off by a row of columns or piers.
Webster's New World
A passageway between rows of seats, as in an auditorium or an airplane.
American Heritage
A passageway between sections of seats in a theater, rows of merchandise in a store, etc.
Webster's New World
A passageway for inside traffic, as in a department store, warehouse, or supermarket.
American Heritage
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idiom
roll in the aisles
  • to respond with boisterous hilarity
Webster's New World
walk down the aisle
  • to marry; get married
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Aisle

Noun

Singular:
aisle
Plural:
aisles

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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

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