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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

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


The word aside is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun aside

What does aside mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: asides

  1. a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
  2. a message that departs from the main subject

Alternative definition of the noun aside


  1. An incidental remark made quietly so as to be heard by the person to whom it is said and not by any others in the vicinity.

Definition of the adverb aside

What does aside mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. on or to one side
    • examples: step aside | stood aside to let him pass | threw the book aside | put her sewing aside when he entered
  2. out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
    • example: brush the objections aside
    • synonym of aside: away
  3. not taken into account or excluded from consideration
    • example: all joking aside, I think you're crazy
    • synonym of aside: apart
  4. in a different direction
    • example: turn aside
    • synonym of aside: away
  5. placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose
    • example: a day set aside for relaxing
    • synonym of aside: apart
  6. in reserve; not for immediate use
    • example: started setting aside money to buy a car
    • synonyms of aside: away / by

Alternative definition of the adverb aside


  1. To or on one side so as to be out of the way.

Other definitions of aside

What does aside also mean?


  1. aside from


Aside is a musical group.


"Aside" is a musical album of Offense.

  • released in (19 years ago)


ASIDE is a record label.


ASIDE is an Aviation waypoint.

  • also known as waypoint ASIDE, fix ASIDE, ASIDE waypoint, ASIDE fix


  1. Aside: An aside is a dramatic device in which a character speaks to the audience. By convention the audience is to realize that the character's speech is unheard by the other characters on stage. It may be addressed to the audience expressly or represent an unspoken thought. An aside is usually a brief comment, rather than a speech, such as a monologue or soliloquy. Unlike a public announcement, it occurs within the context of the play. An aside is, by convention, a true statement of a character's thought; a character may be mistaken in an aside, but may not be dishonest.
  2. Aside: "Bangbaek", listed in English as Aside, is a song performed by the South Korean boy group Shinee. It was included as a track in their third Korean studio album Chapter 1. Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You, released on February 19, 2013. The song was also chosen as one of the three promotional singles from the album, other two being the "Beautiful" and the title track "Dream Girl".

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Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2016)

by Jeremy Butterfield

Written as one word, aside is an adverb meaning 'to or on one side', as in to put aside, to take aside, etc., or a noun meaning words in a play spoken to the audience out of hearing of the other characters. In the meaning 'on each side' it must ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of American Law (2009)

by David Andrew Schultz

When a higher court vacates a lower court's judgment, it is setting the lower court judgment aside. When a higher court vacates the decision of a lower court, the higher court may simply set aside the judgment with no further action required on ...

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And I said, yes, if you think that I avoid bloodshed by standing aside, then I will stand aside. (Kamisese Mara)
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Scrabble value of A1S1I1D2E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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