- a|side1 W3S3 [əˈsaıd] adv1.) kept to be used later▪ I've been setting aside a few pounds each week.▪ One of the rooms was set aside for a yoga class.▪ Try to set aside a few hours a week for exercise.▪ Could you put this cake aside for me?2.) moved to one side or away from you▪ He pushed his half-eaten salad aside and left.▪ He stepped aside to let Katherine go in first.▪ Mark drew me aside and explained the problem.▪ She swept her thick hair aside.3.) left to be considered or dealt with later, or not considered and dealt with at all▪ He brushed aside criticisms of his performance.▪ Leaving aside the heat, we really enjoyed our holiday.▪ You must put aside your pride and call her.4.) [only after noun]used to show that something you have just said is not as important as what you are going to say next▪ These problems aside, we think the plan should go ahead.5.) aside from sb/sthespecially AmEa) except for▪ Aside from Durang's performance, the actors are ordinary.b) in addition to▪ In the poetry competition, aside from Hass, are four other entrants.aside 2aside2 n1.) words spoken by an actor to the people watching a play, that the other characters in the play do not hear2.) a remark made in a low voice that you only intend particular people to hear3.) a remark or story that is not part of the main subject of a speech▪ I should add, as an aside, that the younger the child, the faster they learn.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.