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Meaning & Definition of Aside in English

English

Aside

/əsaɪd/

noun

1. A line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage

    synonym:
  • aside

2. A message that departs from the main subject

    synonym:
  • digression
  • ,
  • aside
  • ,
  • excursus
  • ,
  • divagation
  • ,
  • parenthesis

adverb

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"
    synonym:
  • aside

2. Out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)

  • "Brush the objections aside"
  • "Pushed all doubts away"
    synonym:
  • 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:
  • apart
  • ,
  • aside

4. In a different direction

  • "Turn aside"
  • "Turn away one's face"
  • "Glanced away"
    synonym:
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • aside
  • ,
  • by
  • ,
  • away

Examples of using

Tom has been putting aside a little money each month.
Lay this aside for me.
Set this aside for me.