set aside

From Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: setaside and set-aside



set aside (third-person singular simple present sets aside, present participle setting aside, simple past and past participle set aside)

  1. (transitive) To separate and reserve something for a specific purpose.
    Plan to set aside three or four hours to see the museum.
  2. (transitive) To leave out of account; to omit or neglect.
    • 1663, John Tillotson, The Wisdom of Being Religious; republished as “Sermon I”, in The Works of the Most Reverend Dr. John Tillotson, London: B. Aylmer, 1696, page 31:
      [] therefore setting aside all other considerations, I will endeavour to know the truth, and yield to that.
  3. (transitive) To disagree with something and reject or overturn it.
  4. (transitive) To declare something invalid or null and void.



Derived terms[edit]


The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.