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From Middle English aside, asyde, a-side, oside, from Middle English on side, from Old English on sīdan (literally on (the) side (of)), equivalent to a- +‎ side. Compare beside.


  • IPA(key): /əˈsaɪd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪd


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.

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aside (comparative more aside, superlative most aside)

  1. Not in perfect symmetry; distorted laterally, especially of the human body.
    • 1837, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], “Difficulties”, in Ethel Churchill: Or, The Two Brides. [], volume I, London: Henry Colburn, [], →OCLC, page 123:
      Her figure was slight; but the cruel accident—a fall in her childhood, which had laid the foundation of her ill health—had made her a little aside, and caused a degree of lameness, which rendered it difficult for her to move without assistance.



  1. aside from
    Joking aside
    Unusual circumstances aside
    • 2012 June 26, Genevieve Koski, “Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe”, in The A.V. Club[1], archived from the original on 6 August 2020:
      But musical ancestry aside, the influence to which [Justin] Bieber is most beholden is the current trends in pop music, which means Believe is loaded up with EDM [electronic dance music] 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).
    • 2019 August 7, Marissa Brostoff and Noah Kulwin, “The Right Kind of Continuity”, in Jewish Currents[2]:
      All scandals aside, Jewish establishment donors and leaders obsessed not only with Jewish continuity but the right kind of continuity—ardently pro-Israel children of two Jewish parents—have failed on their own terms.

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aside (plural asides)

  1. An incidental remark to a person next to one made discreetly but not in private, audible only to that person.
  2. (theater) A brief comment by a character addressing the audience, unheard by other characters.
  3. A minor related mention, an afterthought.


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Etymology 1[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish عصیده‎, from Arabic عَصِيدَة(ʕaṣīda).


aside (definite accusative asideyi, plural asideler)

  1. porridge

Etymology 2[edit]



  1. dative singular of asit