See also: A-side
aside (not comparable)
- 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.
1977, Agatha Christie, chapter 4, in An Autobiography, part I, London: Collins, ISBN 978-0-00-216012-4:
- 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’.
to or on one side
- aside from
- Joking aside...
- Unusual circumstances aside...
2012 June 26, Genevieve Koski, “Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe”, in 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).
aside (plural asides)
- 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.
- (theater) A brief comment by a character addressing the audience, unheard by other characters.
an incidental remark made quietly
(theatre) a brief comment by a character addressing the audience, unheard by other characters