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aside (adv.)

c. 1300, "off to one side;" mid-14c., "to or from the side;" late 14c., "away or apart from a normal direction or position, out of the way," from a- (1) "on" + side (n.). Noun sense of "words spoken so as to be (supposed) inaudible" is from 1727. Middle English had asidely "on the side, indirectly" (early 15c.) and asideward "sideways, horizontal" (late 14c.). Used colloquially as a preposition from 1590s.

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Definitions of aside
1
aside (adv.)
on or to one side;
put her sewing aside when he entered
step aside
threw the book aside
stood aside to let him pass
aside (adv.)
out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts);
brush the objections aside
Synonyms: away
aside (adv.)
not taken into account or excluded from consideration;
all joking aside, I think you're crazy
Synonyms: apart
aside (adv.)
in a different direction;
turn aside
Synonyms: away
aside (adv.)
placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose;
a day set aside for relaxing
Synonyms: apart
aside (adv.)
in reserve; not for immediate use;
started setting aside money to buy a car
Synonyms: by / away
2
aside (n.)
a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage;
aside (n.)
a message that departs from the main subject;
Synonyms: digression / excursus / divagation / parenthesis
From wordnet.princeton.edu