Definition of aisle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  • a passage between rows of seats in a church, theatre, train, etc., or between rows of shelves in a supermarket an aisle seat (= in a plane or train) Coffee and tea are in the next aisle. She looked radiant as she walked down the aisle on her father’s arm. compare gangway Wordfinderaisle, buffet, carriage, connection, locomotive, luggage rack, platform, station, track, train See related entries: In the theatre, Parts of a plane, Religious buildings, Trains, In the store
  • Word Originlate Middle English ele, ile, from Old French ele, from Latin ala ‘wing’. The spelling change in the 17th cent. was due to confusion with isle and influenced by French aile ‘wing’.Idioms (informal) to get married See related entries: Religious buildings, Marriage (informal) laughing a lot She soon had us rolling in the aisles.
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