From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishasidea‧side1 /əˈsaɪd/ ●●○S3W3 adverb 🔊 🔊 1kept 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?2moved 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.3left 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.4EXCEPT[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 somebody/something
asideaside2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1APTwords spoken by an actor to the people watching a play, that the other characters in the play do not hear2SAY/STATEa remark made in a low voice that you only intend particular people to hear► see thesaurus at comment3SAY/STATEa remark or story that is not part of the mainsubject of a speech 🔊 I should add, as an aside, that the younger the child, the faster they learn.