Definition of "aside" [a•side]

  • To or toward the side: step aside. (adverb)
  • Out of one's thoughts or mind: put my doubts aside. (adverb)
  • Apart: a day set aside for relaxing. (adverb)
  • In reserve; away: put a little money aside. (adverb)
  • Set out of the way; dispensed with: All joking aside, can you swim 15 miles? (adverb)
  • On or to one side (adverb)

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.

  • Out of hearing; in or into seclusion (adverb)
  • Away from oneself (adverb)
  • Out of mind or consideration (adverb)
  • In or into reserve (adverb)
  • Something spoken by an actor, intended to be heard by the audience, but not by the others on stage (noun)
  • Any confidential statement spoken in undertones (noun)
  • A digression (noun)

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Use "aside" in a sentence
  • "«deponent» because they have laid aside («dē-pōnere», _to lay aside_) the active forms."
  • "Gag me. so I bolted out of there ... by that time I just decided to head back to Union Station to eat and wait for my train aside from a delay there were no huge mishaps getting back to good ol 'Newport News overall it was a good day"
  • "Neither are you going to see human clones, since again aside from the research potential there is ZERO value in cloning somebody and waiting twenty years for the payoff."