• WordNet 3.6
    • adv aside not taken into account or excluded from consideration "these problems apart, the country is doing well","all joking aside, I think you're crazy"
    • adv aside in reserve; not for immediate use "started setting aside money to buy a car","put something by for her old age","has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day"
    • adv aside on or to one side "step aside","stood aside to let him pass","threw the book aside","put her sewing aside when he entered"
    • adv aside out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts) "brush the objections aside","pushed all doubts away"
    • adv aside 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"
    • adv aside in a different direction "turn aside","turn away one's face","glanced away"
    • n aside a message that departs from the main subject
    • n aside a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is no difference in flavor or nutritional value between brown and white eggs. Aside form color, they are identical. Most white eggs come from White Longhorns and browns come from a commercial cross of Rhode Island Reds and Barred Plymouth Rocks.
    • Aside On, or to, one side; out of a straight line, course, or direction; at a little distance from the rest; out of the way; apart. "Thou shalt set aside that which is full.""But soft! but soft! aside : here comes the king.""The flames were blown aside ."
    • Aside Out of one's thoughts; off; away; as, to put aside gloomy thoughts. "Lay aside every weight."
    • Aside So as to be heard by others; privately. "Then lords and ladies spake aside ."
    • n Aside Something spoken aside; as, a remark made by a stageplayer which the other players are not supposed to hear.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aside On or to one side; to or at a short distance; apart; away from some normal direction or position: as, to turn or stand aside; to draw a curtain aside.
    • aside Apart or separately (from); in a state of withdrawal or exclusion (from).
    • aside Out of one's thoughts, consideration, or regard; away; off: as, to lay aside one's animosity; to put one's cares aside.
    • aside So as not to be heard by some one present: chiefly a dramatic use. Thus, on the stage, to utter a speech aside, is to utter it in such a manner that it is assumed not to be heard by the other characters, or to be heard only by those for whom it is intended.
    • aside By the side of; beside.
    • n aside Something spoken and not heard, or supposed not to be heard, by some one or more present; especially, a remark uttered by an actor on the stage, and assumed not to be heard by the other characters on the stage, or to be heard only by those for whom it is intended.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Aside a-sīd′ on or to one side: privately: apart
    • n Aside words spoken in an undertone, so as not to be heard by some person present, words spoken by an actor which the other persons on the stage are supposed not to hear: an indirect effort of any kind
    • adj Aside private, apart
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  • George Washington
    “When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.”
  • Dorothy Parker
    “This book is not to be tossed lightly aside, but to be hurled with great force.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “Be not the first by which a new thing is tried, or the last to lay the old aside.”
  • Dorothy Parker
    “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”
  • Alfred North Whitehead
    “But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided.”
  • Buddha
    “If a man who enjoys a lesser happiness beholds a greater one, let him leave aside the lesser to gain the greater.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. a-, + side,


In literature:

Just in time she noted his danger, and rudely butted him aside.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The movement struck Arnott Nicholson aside into his place among the multitudes of the uncreative.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
She drew the child aside, as if to hide it from sight.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Robert had received a new idea, one that must be put aside till he had time to look at it.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
DIBBS (aside to SELWYN).
"Three Hats" by Alfred Debrun
Prepare a bunch of asparagus in the usual way for cooking, cut off the points about an inch in length and put aside.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
When Schwann had laid the table and placed the dinner upon it, Cyprien took him aside.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
Then he turned aside and lit a cigarette.
"To Love" by Margaret Peterson
Courtlandt pushed him aside calmly, lifted his hat, and smiling ironically, closed the door behind the singer.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
Davis and Moulton were drawing leather through a tan trough, and I turned aside to speak with them.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter

In poetry:

Come to me, Belovèd,
Babe of Bethlehem;
Lay aside Thy Sceptre
And Thy Diadem.
"Homo Factus Est" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
So I fling aside my weapon,
from the din
To the quietness of Heaven,
Entering in.
"The Hospital" by Anonymous Americas
DARIA (aside).
Thus to be
By such prodigies surrounded,
Leaves me dazzled and confounded.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
'Dustman, dustman!'
Far up the street he is descried,
And soberly the twilight games
Are laid aside.
"The Dustman" by Bliss William Carman
No, my eyes do not deceive,
'T is Carpophorus that I see!
I my pleasure must conceal.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Ye servants of the Living God!
Your fealty cast aside,
And with us for a single day
Stand on the Devil's side!
"Invitation To The Clergy" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell

In news:

Set aside for use in steaks.
Remove filets from skillet and set aside to rest.
When filets have reached desired doneness, remove from pan and set aside in warm oven.
Aside from checking on the furnace, it's also time to make sure the smoking alarms are in proper working condition.
If you like, brown a pound of chicken drumsticks before you cook the chorizo, then set it aside.
Aside from an appearance by soul stars The Stylistics in Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and assorted parties in clubs, resorts and homes near you, movies are what's happening on the entertainment front this week.
Aside from a collection of photographs of Istanbul and some fishnets on the walls, there's not much to look at, although I like the music Yalcin pipes in from a Turkish radio station.
Set the smashed potatoes aside while you heat the oil.
Par-bake pizza crust and set aside.
Nothing looks particularly interesting, aside from that leftover birthday cake, but your stomach is starting to growl.
When I first began my project of writing about the flowers in my neighborhood, three years ago, I set aside the month of July for drinking flowers.
Contentious debates about "peak oil" aside, imagining how the world looks post oil is increasingly easy as alternatives to fossil fuel develop rapidly.
Set aside day to cook freezer- ful of meals.
All kidding aside, you'll see why you never want to upset your garbage man after watching these videos.
Stir together the first 10 ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

In science:

Aside from the statistical uncertainties, there may be systematic uncertainties in the magnitude estimates due to a variety of possible causes.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
Moreover, until now our analysis has been concerned mostly with metrical aspects leaving aside the task of having suitable field and matter energy–momentum tensors.
A class of colliding waves in metric-affine gravity, nonmetricity and torsion shock waves
As an aside, we note that there is also a brane solution of 26 dimensional bosonic string theory which has both electric and magnetic charge associated with the three-form H .
Bosonic M Theory
Aside from the general one-loop results described in the previous subsection, almost all other perturbative results on two-body interactions in matrix theory are for a pair of gravitons, which we discuss in this subsection.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
Intellectual curiosity aside, what of practical importance can we glean from our calculation? First, perhaps the high-order nonlinear elastic constants of disordered materials might be computed by similar means, and (disorder being important to the fracture rate) might have effects large enough to measure.
Formal Considerations about Fracture: Nucleation and Growth