aside


aside
I UK [əˈsaɪd] / US adverb **
used for telling someone that what you are mentioning is not as important as what you are going to say next

You're right to mention her home circumstances, but that aside, how is her school work?

brush/sweep/cast something aside — to refuse to consider or deal with something

Railway companies brushed aside fears that staff cuts would compromise safety.

move/step aside — to move away from someone or something, or to move something or someone away from you

Helen stepped aside to let him pass.

The little boy was pushed roughly aside.

set/put something aside — to deliberately not consider or include something; to stop using, doing, or dealing with something; to keep time, money, land etc for future use or a particular purpose

Leaving aside the question of how young they are, do you think the boys are guilty?

They'll have to put aside their political differences and find a solution.

He set his pen aside and read over what he had written.

Try to set aside half an hour every day for something you really enjoy doing.

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II UK [əˈsaɪd] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "aside":
singular aside plural asides
a remark about something that is not the main subject of your discussion
a) something that you say quietly to someone because you do not want other people to hear
b) literature something that a character in a play or film says that they want the audience but not the other characters to hear

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • aside — [ə sīd′] adv. [ME < on side: see A 1 & SIDE] 1. on or to one side [pull the curtains aside] 2. away; in reserve [put the book aside for me] 3. out of the way; out of one s mind [lay the proposal aside temporarily ] …   English World dictionary

  • aside — ► ADVERB 1) to one side; out of the way. 2) in reserve. ► NOUN 1) an actor s remark addressed to the audience rather than the other characters. 2) an incidental remark. ● aside from Cf. ↑aside f …   English terms dictionary

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  • Aside — A*side , n. Something spoken aside; as, a remark made by a stageplayer which the other players are not supposed to hear. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aside — [adv] away from; to the side abreast, afar, alone, alongside, apart, away, beside, by oneself, down, in isolation, in reserve, near, nearby, neck and neck, out, out of the way, privately, separately, sidewise; concept 586 Ant. middle aside [n]… …   New thesaurus

  • aside — index innuendo Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • aside — c.1300, off to one side; mid 14c., to or from the side; late 14c., away or apart from others, out of the way, from A (Cf. a ) (1) + SIDE (Cf. side) (n.). Noun sense of words spoken so as to be (supposed) inaudible is from 1727. Middle English had …   Etymology dictionary

  • aside — I [[t]əsa͟ɪd[/t]] ADVERB AND NOUN USES ♦♦♦ asides (In addition to the uses shown below, aside is used in phrasal verbs such as cast aside , stand aside , and step aside .) 1) ADV: ADV after v If you move something aside, you move it to one side… …   English dictionary

  • aside — a|side1 [ ə saıd ] adverb ** used for telling someone that what you are mentioning is not as important as what you are going to say next: You re right to mention her home circumstances, but that aside, how is her school work? aside from 1. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English