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aside

a·side

aside

 
pronunciation:
saId
parts of speech:
adverb, noun
phrases:
aside from
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: on the side; toward the side.
He stood aside.He moved aside.
definition 2: away or to a separate place.
She took him aside.
definition 3: out of one's thoughts.
Put your grief aside.
definition 4: in reserve or apart.
It's wise to lay money aside.
phrase: aside from
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a comment made by an actor's character on stage that is heard by the audience but not, supposedly, by other characters.
In an aside, the hero whispers, "I will hide now and listen to these men devise their treacherous scheme."
definition 2: a departure from the main point in a speech or discussion.
She mentioned as an aside that she would be going on vacation the following week.
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