aisle

  • 1 Aisle — • In architecture, one of the lateral or longitudinal divisions of a church, separated from the nave by rows of piers, pillars, or columns Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Aisle     Aisle …

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  • 2 aisle — [ aıl ] noun count a passage between rows of seats, for example in a church, theater, or airplane, or between the shelves of a supermarket: an aisle seat Cereals are in aisle three. go/walk down the aisle INFORMAL to get married laughing/rolling… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 aisle — UK US /aɪl/ noun [C] ► COMMERCE the long narrow space between the rows of shelves in a large store, also used to refer to the shelves themselves: »Shopping online means you avoid the crowded supermarket aisles. »the frozen food/home baking, etc.… …

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  • 4 Aisle — Aisle, n. [OF. ele, F. aile, wing, wing of a building, L. ala, contr. fr. axilla.] (Arch.) (a) A lateral division of a building, separated from the middle part, called the nave, by a row of columns or piers, which support the roof or an upper… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 aisle — ► NOUN 1) a passage between rows of seats. 2) a passage between sets of shelves in a supermarket or other shop. 3) Architecture a lateral division of a church parallel to, and divided by pillars from, a nave, choir, or transept. ● lead someone up …

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  • 6 aisle — [aıl] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: ele wing , from Latin ala; influenced by English isle and French aile wing ] 1.) a long passage between rows of seats in a church, plane, theatre etc, or between rows of shelves in a shop 2.)… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 aisle — aisle; aisle·way; …

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  • 8 Aisle 3 — was a former discount clothing retailer in the United States. The chain was famous for only being open three days a week (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), while the rest of the week was spent stocking the store with clothes.The chain went out of… …

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  • 9 aisle — (n.) late 14c., ele, lateral division of a church (usually separated by a row of pillars), from O.Fr. ele wing (of a bird or an army), side of a ship (12c., Mod.Fr. aile), from L. ala, related to axilla wing, upper arm, armpit; wing of an army,… …

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  • 10 aisle — *passage, passageway, ambulatory, corridor …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 aisle — [n] passageway dividing something alley, artery, avenue, clearing, corridor, course, egress, gangway, hallway, ingress, lane, opening, passage, path, walk, way; concepts 440,513,830 …

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  • 12 aisle — [īl] n. [ME ile < OFr aile, wing, section of a building (see AILERON); E s through confusion with ISLE] 1. a part of a church alongside the nave, choir, or transept, set off by a row of columns or piers 2. a passageway between sections of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 13 Aisle — For the term in United States politics, see Aisle (political term). An aisle at the Green Logistics Co., Kotka, Finland). An aisle is, in general, a space for walking with rows of seats on both sides or with rows of seats on one side and a wall… …

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  • 14 aisle — n. 1) to clear the aisles 2) in the aisle (don t stand in the aisle) 3) on the aisle (to sit on the aisle) * * * [aɪl] to clear the aisles in the aisle (don t stand in the aisle) on the aisle (to sit on the aisle) …

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  • 15 aisle — [[t]a͟ɪl[/t]] aisles 1) N COUNT An aisle is a long narrow gap that people can walk along between rows of seats in a public building such as a church or between rows of shelves in a supermarket. He started down the centre aisle. ...the frozen food …

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  • 16 aisle — UK [aɪl] / US noun [countable] Word forms aisle : singular aisle plural aisles a passage between rows of seats, for example in a church, theatre, or plane, or between the shelves of a supermarket Breakfast cereals are in aisle three. • go/walk… …

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  • 17 Aisle 8A — Infobox Television episode Title = Aisle 8A Series = King of the Hill Caption = Season = 4 Episode = 5 Airdate = November 7, 1999 Production = 4ABE04 Writer = Garland Testa Director = Allan Jacobson Guests = Episode list = List of King of the… …

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  • 18 aisle — aisled, adj. /uyl/, n. 1. a walkway between or along sections of seats in a theater, classroom, or the like. 2. Archit. a. a longitudinal division of an interior area, as in a church, separated from the main area by an arcade or the like. b. any… …

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  • 19 Aisle — An aisle is a passage on either sides of a nave in a basilican church. It is narrower than the nave and is usually separated from it by a row of columns or arches. The purpose of aisles is to enlarge the interior of a church beyond the nave. The… …

    Dictionary of church terms

  • 20 aisle — noun Aisle is used before these nouns: ↑seat Aisle is used after these nouns: ↑candy, ↑grocery, ↑supermarket …

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