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English Dictionary: aside by the DICT Development Group
3 results for aside
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. on or to one side; "step aside"; "stood aside to let him pass"; "threw the book aside"; "put her sewing aside when he entered"
  2. out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts); "brush the objections aside"; "pushed all doubts away"
    Synonym(s): aside, away
  3. not taken into account or excluded from consideration; "these problems apart, the country is doing well"; "all joking aside, I think you're crazy"
    Synonym(s): apart, aside
  4. in a different direction; "turn aside"; "turn away one's face"; "glanced away"
    Synonym(s): away, aside
  5. 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"
    Synonym(s): aside, apart
  6. in reserve; not for immediate use; "started setting aside money to buy a car"; "put something by for her old age"; "has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day"
    Synonym(s): aside, by, away
  1. a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
  2. a message that departs from the main subject
    Synonym(s): digression, aside, excursus, divagation, parenthesis
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Aside \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.
                     The flames were blown aside.               --Dryden.
      2. Out of one's thoughts; off; away; as, to put aside gloomy
            thoughts. [bd]Lay aside every weight.[b8] --Heb. xii. 1.
      3. So as to be heard by others; privately.
                     Then lords and ladies spake aside.      --Sir W.
      {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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Aside \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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