an aside: words spoken on or to one side (by an actor) that are intended to be heard by the audience, but are presented in a way so to give the illusion of other characters not hearing them...

A*side" (#), adv. [Pref. a- + side.]

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."

Heb. xii. 1.

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.

 

© Webster 1913.


A*side", n.

Something spoken aside; as, a remark made by a stageplayer which the other players are not supposed to hear.

 

© Webster 1913.

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