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aisle

[ ahyl ]SEE DEFINITION OF aisle

Synonyms for aisle

  • avenue
  • corridor
  • hallway
  • lane
  • path
  • alley
  • artery
  • clearing
  • course
  • egress
  • gangway
  • ingress
  • opening
  • passage
  • walk
  • way
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AISLE

Outside in the aisle stood a man with a silk hat in his hand.

At this the young men, who now filled the aisle, raised a mighty booing.

He took two steps down the aisle, and caught the little figure in his arms.

The first Sunday that She smiled at him across the aisle was the beginning.

Perhaps it was Uncle Larry She had smiled at all the time, across the aisle.

He was standing in the aisle, and with him was Bailey Bangs.

He closed the door and, smiling broadly, swung down the aisle.

Conversation across the aisle was brisk, and its subjects were many and varied.

Then she dropped her head, and walked down the aisle with a hurried step.

Their owner was occupying a seat three removed down the aisle.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., ele, "lateral division of a church (usually separated by a row of pillars), from Old French ele "wing (of a bird or an army), side of a ship" (12c., Modern French aile), from Latin ala, related to axilla "wing, upper arm, armpit; wing of an army," from PIE *aks- "axis" (see axis), via a suffixed form *aks-la-. The root meaning in "turning" connects it with axle and axis.

Confused 15c. with unrelated ile "island" (perhaps from notion of a "detached" part of a church), and so it took an -s- when isle did, c.1700; by 1750 it had acquired an a-, on the model of French cognate aile. The word also was confused with alley, which gave it the sense of "passage between rows of pews or seats" (1731), which was thence extended to railway cars, theaters, etc.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AISLE

corridor

nounhallway
  • aisle
  • couloir
  • entrance hall
  • entranceway
  • foyer
  • hall
  • ingress
  • lobby
  • passage
  • passageway

course

nounpath, channel
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