Aside vs. Beside

Aside vs. Beside — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Aside and Beside

Asideadverb

To or on one side so as to be out of the way.

Move aside, please, so that these people can come through.

Besidepreposition

Next to; at the side of.

A small table beside the bed

Asidenoun

An incidental remark made quietly so as to be heard by the person to whom it is said and not by any others in the vicinity.

Besidepreposition

Not relevant to.

That is beside the point

Asidenoun

(theatre) A brief comment by a character addressing the audience, unheard by other characters.

Besidepreposition

Besides; in addition to.

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Asidenoun

A minor related mention, an afterthought.

Besideadverb

otherwise; else

Asidenoun

a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage

Asidenoun

a message that departs from the main subject

Asideadverb

on or to one side;

step asidestood aside to let him passthrew the book asideput her sewing aside when he entered

Asideadverb

out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts);

brush the objections asidepushed all doubts away
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Asideadverb

not taken into account or excluded from consideration;

these problems apart, the country is doing wellall joking aside, I think you're crazy

Asideadverb

in a different direction;

turn asideturn away one's faceglanced away

Asideadverb

placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose;

had a feeling of being set apartquality sets it aparta day set aside for relaxing

Asideadverb

in reserve; not for immediate use;

started setting aside money to buy a carput something by for her old agehas a nestegg tucked away for a rainy day