1. 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. --2 Kings iv. 4.
But soft! but soft! aside: here comes the king. --Shak.
The flames were blown aside. --Dryden.
2. Out of one's thoughts; off; away; as, to put aside gloomy thoughts. “Lay aside every weight.”
3. So as to be heard by others; privately.
Then lords and ladies spake aside. --Sir W. Scott.
To set aside Law, to annul or defeat the effect or operation of, by a subsequent decision of the same or of a superior tribunal; to declare of no authority; as, to set aside a verdict or a judgment.
A·side, n. Something spoken aside; as, a remark made by a stageplayer which the other players are not supposed to hear.
n 1: a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended
for others on the stage
2: a message that departs from the main subject [syn: digression,
excursus, divagation, parenthesis]
adv 1: on or to one side; "step aside"; "stood aside to let him
pass"; "threw the book aside"; "put her sewing aside
when he entered"
2: out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts); "brush
the objections aside"; "pushed all doubts away" [syn: away]
3: not taken into account or excluded from consideration;
"these problems apart, the country is doing well"; "all
joking aside, I think you're crazy" [syn: apart]
4: in a different direction; "turn aside"; "turn away one's
face"; "glanced away" [syn: away]
5: 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" [syn: apart]
6: in reserve; not for immediate use; "started setting aside
money to buy a car"; "put something by for her old age";
"has a nestegg tucked away for a rainy day" [syn: by, away]