Definition of "aisle" []

  • A part of a church divided laterally from the nave by a row of pillars or columns. (noun)
  • A passageway between rows of seats, as in an auditorium or an airplane. (noun)
  • A passageway for inside traffic, as in a department store, warehouse, or supermarket. (noun)
  • A passageway separating seating areas in a theatre, church, etc; gangway (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A lateral division in a church flanking the nave or chancel (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "aisle" in a sentence
  • "It's not so much on the real rare, high-end comics or artwork but the bad economic news seems to be prompting a downturn in, as one of them put it, "the kind of merchandise that the guy across the aisle is also carrying.""
  • "Either way it goes, any real patriot can see that both sides of the aisle is the problem Neo-Cons and Libs."
  • "The central "aisle" is devoted to "Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico," which in fact features masterworks from roughly 1400 to 400 BC, ranging from the massive stone portrait heads of rulers ..."