- [adverb] on or to one side; "step aside"; "stood aside to let him pass"; "threw the book aside"; "put her sewing aside when he entered"
- [adverb] out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts); "brush the objections aside"; "pushed all doubts away"
- [adverb] not taken into account or excluded from consideration; "these problems apart, the country is doing well"; "all joking aside, I think you're crazy"
- [adverb] in a different direction; "turn aside"; "turn away one's face"; "glanced away"
- [adverb] 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"
- [adverb] 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"
Synonyms: by, away
- [noun] a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
- [noun] a message that departs from the main subject
Synonyms: digression, excursus, divagation, parenthesis