aside

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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.

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Adjective[edit]

aside (comparative more aside, superlative most aside)

  1. Not in perfect symmetry; distorted laterally, especially of the human body.
    • 1837, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Ethel Churchill, volume 1, 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.

Postposition[edit]

aside

  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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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. (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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Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

aside (definite accusative asideyi, plural asideler)

  1. porridge

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

aside

  1. dative singular of asit

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