aisle

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See also: aísle, aîle, and aislé

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French aisle (wing) (Modern French aile), from Latin āla.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /aɪ̯l/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪl
  • Homophones: I'll, isle

Noun[edit]

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aisle (plural aisles)

  1. A wing of a building, notably in a church separated from the nave proper by piers.
    • 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 20, in The Dust of Conflict[1]:
      Hester Earle and Violet Wayne were moving about the aisle with bundles of wheat-ears and streamers of ivy, for the harvest thanksgiving was shortly to be celebrated, while the vicar stood waiting for their directions on the chancel steps with a great handful of crimson gladioli.
    • 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 13, in Crime out of Mind[2]:
      In one of the aisles there was an elaborately carved confessional box and I recognised the village priest in his heavy mountain boots and black cassock as he entered it and drew the dark velvet curtains behind him.
  2. A clear path through rows of seating.
  3. A clear corridor in a supermarket with shelves on both sides containing goods for sale.
  4. Any path through an otherwise obstructed space.
  5. (transport) Seat in public transport, like plane, train or bus, that's side the aisle.
    Do you want to seat window or aisle?

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

aisle f (plural aisles)

  1. Obsolete form of aile.

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

aisle f (genitive singular aisle, nominative plural aislí)

  1. Alternative form of aisling (vision; vision poem)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

aisle f

  1. inflection of aisil (part, piece, joint):
    1. genitive singular
    2. plural

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

aisle f

  1. inflection of aiseal (axle):
    1. genitive singular
    2. plural

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
aisle n-aisle haisle not applicable
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Middle French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French aile, from Latin ala with the addition of an unetymological s

Noun[edit]

aisle f (plural aisles)

  1. wing (anatomical structure of flying animals)

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