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Meaning of ASIDE

Pronunciation:  u'sId

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a message that departs from the main subject
  2. [n]  a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
  3. [adv]  in reserve; not for immediate use; "started setting aside money to buy a car"; "put something by for her old age"; "has a nestegg tucked away for a rainy day"
  4. [adv]  on or to one side; "step aside"; "stood aside to let him pass"; "threw the book aside"; "put her sewing aside when he entered"
  5. [adv]  out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts); "brush the objections aside"; "pushed all doubts away"
  6. [adv]  placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose; "had a feeling of being set apart"; "quality sets it apart"; "a day set aside for relaxing"
  7. [adv]  in a different direction; "turn aside"; "turn away one's face"; "glanced away"
  8. [adv]  not taken into account or excluded from consideration; "these problems apart, the country is doing well"; "all joking aside, I think you're crazy"
 

ASIDE is a 5 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: apart, away, by, digression, divagation, excursus, parenthesis
 
 See Also: actor's line, content, message, speech, subject matter, substance, words

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \A*side"\, adv. [Pref. a- + side.]
    1. On, or to, one side; out of a straight line, course, or
       direction; at a little distance from the rest; out of the
       way; apart.
    
             Thou shalt set aside that which is full. --2 Kings
                                                   iv. 4.
    
             But soft! but soft! aside: here comes the king.
                                                   --Shak.
    
             The flames were blown aside.          --Dryden.
    
    2. Out of one's thoughts; off; away; as, to put aside gloomy
       thoughts. ``Lay aside every weight.'' --Heb. xii. 1.
    
    3. So as to be heard by others; privately.
    
             Then lords and ladies spake aside.    --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    {To set aside} (Law), to annul or defeat the effect or
       operation of, by a subsequent decision of the same or of a
       superior tribunal; to declare of no authority; as, to set
       aside a verdict or a judgment.
    
    
  2. \A*side"\, n.
    Something spoken aside; as, a remark made by a stageplayer
    which the other players are not supposed to hear.
    
    
 
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