aside

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ side

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

aside (not comparable)

  1. To or on one side so as to be out of the way.
    Move aside, please, so that these people can come through.
    • Bible, 2 Kings iv. 4
      Thou shalt set aside that which is full.
    • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
      But soft! but soft! aside: here comes the king.
    • John Dryden (1631-1700)
      The flames were blown aside.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, The Celebrity:
      Here was my chance. I took the old man aside, and two or three glasses of Old Crow launched him into reminiscence.
    • 1977, Agatha Christie, An Autobiography, Part I, Ch.4:
      An indulgent playmate, Grannie would lay aside the long scratchy-looking letter she was writing (heavily crossed ‘to save notepaper’) and enter into the delightful pastime of ‘a chicken from Mr Whiteley's’.

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aside

  1. aside from
    Joking aside.
    Unusual circumstances aside.
    • 2012 June 26, Genevieve Koski, “Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe”, The Onion AV Club:
      But musical ancestry aside, the influence to which Bieber is most beholden is the current trends in pop music, which means Believe is loaded up with EDM accouterments, seeking a comfortable middle ground where Bieber’s impressively refined pop-R&B croon can rub up on techno blasts and garish dubstep drops (and occasionally grind on some AutoTune, not necessarily because it needs it, but because a certain amount of robo-voice is expected these days).

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Noun[edit]

aside (plural asides)

  1. 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.
  2. (theatre) A brief comment by a character addressing the audience, unheard by other characters.

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Noun[edit]

aside

  1. dative singular of asit