Definition of aside adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈsaɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈsaɪd//
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  1. 1  to one side; out of the way She pulled the curtain aside. Stand aside and let these people pass. He took me aside (= away from a group of people) to give me some advice. (figurative) Leaving aside (= not considering at this stage) the cost of the scheme, let us examine its benefits. All our protests were brushed aside (= ignored).
  2. 2  to be used later We set aside some money for repairs.
  3. 3used after nouns to say that except for one thing, something is true Money worries aside, things are going well.
  4. Word OriginMiddle English (originally on side): from a, ‘to, towards’ and side.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aside