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Meaning of AISLE

Pronunciation:  Il

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores
  2. [n]  part of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columns
  3. [n]  a long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)

AISLE is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: gangway
 See Also: area, passage, passageway



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Aisle\, n. [OF. ele, F. aile, wing, wing of a building,
L. ala, contr. fr. axilla.] (Arch.)
   (a) A lateral division of a building, separated from the
       middle part, called the nave, by a row of columns or
       piers, which support the roof or an upper wall
       containing windows, called the clearstory wall.
   (b) Improperly used also for the have; -- as in the
       phrases, a church with three aisles, the middle aisle.
   (c) Also (perhaps from confusion with alley), a passage
       into which the pews of a church open.

Thesaurus Terms
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