Definitions for: Aside

[n] a message that departs from the main subject
[n] a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
[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"
[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"
[adv] out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts); "brush the objections aside"; "pushed all doubts away"
[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"
[adv] in a different direction; "turn aside"; "turn away one's face"; "glanced away"
[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"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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. ``Lay aside every weight.'' --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.

A*side", n.
Something spoken aside; as, a remark made by a stageplayer
which the other players are not supposed to hear.

Synonyms: apart, away, by, digression, divagation, excursus, parenthesis

See Also: actor's line, content, message, speech, subject matter, substance, words

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