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Aside - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Aside' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Aside [ adv.]
- 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.
- Out of one's thoughts; off; away; as, to put aside gloomy thoughts.
- So as to be heard by others; privately.
2 . Aside [ n.]
- Something spoken aside; as, a remark made by a stageplayer which the other players are not supposed to hear.

Meaning of 'Aside' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . aside [ r]
Meaning (1):
- placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose
Example in sentence:
  • a day set aside for relaxing;
  • had a feeling of being set apart;
  • quality sets it apart
Meaning (2):
- not taken into account or excluded from consideration
Example in sentence:
  • all joking aside, I think you're crazy;
  • these problems apart, the country is doing well
Meaning (3):
- out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
Example in sentence:
  • brush the objections aside;
  • pushed all doubts away
Meaning (4):
- in a different direction
Example in sentence:
  • glanced away;
  • turn aside;
  • turn away one's face
Meaning (5):
- in reserve; not for immediate use
Example in sentence:
  • has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day;
  • put something by for her old age;
  • started setting aside money to buy a car
Meaning (6):
- on or to one side
Example in sentence:
  • put her sewing aside when he entered;
  • step aside;
  • stood aside to let him pass;
  • threw the book aside