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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun aisle:

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Definition of the noun aisle

What does aisle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aisles

  1. a long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: passage = a way through or along which someone or something may pass
  2. passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of aisle: gangway
    • more generic word: passageway = a passage between rooms or between buildings
  3. part of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columns
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: area = a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function

Alternative definition of the noun aisle

noun

  1. A wing of a building, notably in a church separated from the nave proper by piers
  2. A clear path through rows of seating.
  3. A clear corridor in a supermarket with shelves on both sides containing goods for sale.
  4. Any path through an otherwise obstructed space.

Definition of the noun aisle for high school students

    a passageway between rows of seats
    • example: Once we got inside the stadium we walked down the aisle to our seats.

The noun aisle is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Explanation

Aisle is a record producer, musical artist.

Phrases with Aisle

  1. twin-aisle airplane
  2. Cross the Aisle

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aisle

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Google previewLondon and Its Environs (1915)

Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm)

aisle is the Beaufort Chapel, adjoining which is the tomb of Victoria's father, the Duke of Kent (d. 1820), consisting of an...

Google previewA Handbook for Travellers in Southern Germany ... [By John Murray III.] Seventh edition, corrected and enlarged (1857)

by John MURRAY (Publisher, of Albemarle Street, the Younger.)

aisle is an altar with coloured sculpture in the style of Wohlgemuth; and on the side-wall a painting in 15 compartments, dated 1512, representing the principal events in the life 0 our Saviour. At the end of the N. aisle is a ...

Google previewA handbook for travellers in southern Germany [by J. Murray. 1st, 2nd] 3rd, 5th, 7th-9th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th ed. [2 issues of the 7th ed. The 15th ed. is in 2pt.]. (1850)

by John Murray, John Murray (publishers.)

aisle is an altar with coloured sculpture in the style of Wohlgemuth : and on the side wall a painting in...

Google previewHandbook for travellers in Southern Germany (1858)

being a guide to Wuertemberg, Bavaria, Austria, Tyrol, Salzburg, Styria, &c., the Austrian and Bavarian Alps, and the Danube from Ulm to the Black Sea by John Murray (Firm)

aisle is an altar with coloured sculpture in the style of Wohlgemuth ; and on the side-wall a painting in 15 compartments, dated 1512, representing the principal events in the life of our Saviour. At the end of the N. aisle is a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Architecture and Building (1905)

Biographical, Historical, and Descriptive by Russell Sturgis

AISLE returns on each side, so that a cross section through the transept resembles a similar section across the nave. In most churches, from the fifth century a.d. to the present time, the roofs of the aisles are lower than the nave roof, etc., so as ...

Google previewSturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building (2013)

An Unabridged Reprint of the 1901-2 Edition by Russell Sturgis, Francis A. Davis

AISLE returns on each side, so that a cross section through the transept resembles a similar section across the nave. In most churches, from the fifth century .A.D. to the present time, the roofs of the aisles are lower than the nave roof, etc., so as ...

Google previewIconographic Encyclopedia of the Arts and Sciences: Arhcitecture, by A. Essenwein (1888)

The Cathedral of Avila is Gothic with a Romanesque arrangement, and that of Valencia, begun in 1262, has two chapels attached to each side of the polygonal aisle around the apse. The principal part of the Cathedral of Avila was executed in ...

Google previewIconographic Encyclopaedia of the Arts and Sciences (1889)

by Johann Georg Heck

In addition to the illumination obtained by this, and the glazed side-walls and ends, light is also admitted through glass in the higher side-walls of the middle aisle, and corresponding ventilation is afforded. There is a cellar under the whole .

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Islam

by H. A. R. Gibb, E. van Donzel, P. J. Bearman, J. van Lent

aisle are plastered white and very lofty. The remaining columns are of marble. The plastered columns have large square bases and gilded capitals. Above these are [wood] beams that are also painted and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of the Laws of England (1897)

Being a New Abridgment by the Most Eminent Legal Authorities by Sir Alexander Wood Renton, William Bowstead

The word aisle is said to be derived from the French ails (ala) a wing; for the Norman churches were built in the form of a cross, with a nave and two wings.

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

CHURCH TERMS aisle: ambulatory announcement: banns arches above side aisles: triforium architecture/decoration, study of: ecclesiology area: apse, nave area behind altar: retrochoir assembly: synod attendant and usher: verger ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1910)

a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information by Hugh Chisholm

Underthe headings Nave, Aisle, Choir, Apse, Chevet, and Lady-Chapel, the principal arrangements of the plan of a cathedral arc dealt with, and its architectural features, such as TowERandSpikE, Torch, Trifor- ium, Clerestory and Vault, are ...

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Small photo of Blurred image large warehouse with row of aisles and shelves from floor to ceiling with bin number. Defocused background of industrial distribution interior aisle, inventory, hypermarket, wholesale.Small photo of Blurred image large warehouse with row of aisles and shelves from floor to ceiling with bin number. Defocused background of industrial distribution interior aisle, inventory, hypermarket, wholesale.Small photo of Blurred image large warehouse with row of aisles and shelves from floor to ceiling with bin number. Defocused background of industrial distribution interior aisle, inventory, hypermarket, wholesale.Small photo of Supermarket aisle with empty green shopping cartSmall photo of Facing view of an aisle in supermarketSmall photo of Blurred image large warehouse with row of aisles and shelves from floor to ceiling with bin number. Defocused background of industrial distribution interior aisle, inventory, hypermarket, wholesale.Small photo of Blurred image large warehouse with row of aisles and shelves from floor to ceiling with bin number. Defocused background of industrial distribution interior aisle, inventory, hypermarket, wholesale. More...

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I think that more and more you're going to see people of good will on their side of the aisle say you know what, we got to get off the bus here, this is not headed in the right direction. (David Axelrod)
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Scrabble value of A1I1S1L1E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of AISLE

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