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aisle

 (īl)
n.
1. A part of a church divided laterally from the nave, transept, or choir by a row of columns.
2. A passageway between rows of seats, as in an auditorium or an airplane.
3. A passageway for inside traffic, as in a department store, warehouse, or supermarket.

[Alteration (influenced by isle French aile, wing) of Middle English ele, from Old French, wing of a building, from Latin āla.]

aisle

(aɪl)
n
1. a passageway separating seating areas in a theatre, church, etc; gangway
2. (Architecture) a lateral division in a church flanking the nave or chancel
3. rolling in the aisles informal (of an audience) overcome with laughter
[C14 ele (later aile, aisle, through confusion with isle (island)), via Old French from Latin āla wing]
aisled adj
ˈaisleless adj

aisle

(aɪl)

n.
1. a walkway between or along sections of seats, shelves, counters, etc., as in a theater, church, or department store.
2. a longitudinal division in a church, separated from the main area or nave by an arcade or the like.
Idioms:
in the aisles, (of an audience) convulsed with laughter.
[1350–1400; resp. (with ai < French) of earlier i(s)le, yle, late Middle English]
aisled, adj.

Aisle

 Dialectal. double rows of wheat sheaves set up to dry.
Example: aisle of wheat, 1817.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aisle - a long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)aisle - a long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)
passage - a way through or along which someone or something may pass
2.aisle - passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in storesaisle - passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores
passageway - a passage between rooms or between buildings
3.aisle - part of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columnsaisle - part of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columns
area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"

aisle

noun passageway, path, lane, passage, corridor, alley, gangway the frozen food aisle
rolling in the aisles roaring with laughter, giggling, chuckling, sniggering, cracking up (informal), chortling, guffawing, tittering, convulsed (informal), in stitches, busting a gut (informal), creasing up (informal), splitting your sides a host of comic talent which will have you rolling in the aisles
Translations
مَمَر بَيْن صَفَّي مَقَاعِدمـَمْشى
ulička
gangmidtergang
käytävä
prolaz
gangur
通路
통로
takastarpas
eja
ulička
prehod
gång
ทางเดินระหว่างที่นั่ง
koridorara yol
lối đi ở giữa

aisle

[aɪl] N (Rel) → nave f (lateral); (in theatre, plane, train, coach, supermarket) → pasillo m
aisle seatasiento m de pasillo
to walk up or down the aisle with sb (o.f.) → llevar al altar a algn
it had them rolling in the aisleslos tuvo muertos de (la) risa

aisle

[ˈaɪl] n
[church] (central)allée f centrale; (side)nef f latérale
to walk down the aisle (= get married) → se marier
(in theatre)allée f
(on plane)couloir m aisle seat
(in supermarket)allée faisle seat nplace m côté couloir

aisle

nGang m; (in church) → Seitenschiff nt; (central aisle) → Mittelgang m; aisle seatSitz mam Gang; to walk down the aislevor den Altar treten; to walk down the aisle with somebodyjdn zum Altar führen; he had them rolling in the aisles (inf)er brachte sie so weit, dass sie sich vor Lachen kugelten (inf)or wälzten (inf)

aisle

[aɪl] n (of church, lateral) → navata laterale; (central) → navata centrale; (of theatre, train, coach, plane) → corridoio; (in supermarket) → passaggio
it had them rolling in the aisles → li ha fatti rotolare (per terra) dalle risate

aisle

(ail) noun
a passage between rows of seats etc in a church, cinema etc.

aisle

مـَمْشى ulička midtergang Gang διάδρομος pasillo käytävä couloir prolaz corridoio 通路 통로 gangpad midtgang przejście corredor, coxia проход gång ทางเดินระหว่างที่นั่ง koridor lối đi ở giữa 走道
References in classic literature ?
They entered the court and passed down an aisle to a railed enclosure in which were high oak chairs.
We have not a foot of space in any church to kneel upon; but let us go to some place of worship, even if we stand in the broad aisle.
As he was swept down the aisle he looked from one person to another, wistfully; they were all excitedly discussing the address--but there was nobody who offered to discuss it with him.
He had no notes, he talked with prodigious rapidity and energy for an hour--then the students began to remind him in certain well-understood ways that his time was up; he seized his hat, still talking, proceeded swiftly down his pulpit steps, got out the last word of his discourse as he struck the floor; everybody rose respectfully, and he swept rapidly down the aisle and disappeared.
Aunt Polly came, and Tom and Sid and Mary sat with her -- Tom being placed next the aisle, in order that he might be as far away from the open window and the seductive outside summer scenes as possible.
Robinson in one of the side seats near the front, she walked up the aisle and sat beside her.
I look at a boy in the aisle, and he makes faces at me.
And they walked gravely down the aisle and stood over against the chancel.
Between these walls the little Martians scampered, wild as deer; being permitted to run the full length of the aisle, where they were captured one at a time by the women and older children; the last in the line capturing the first little one to reach the end of the gauntlet, her opposite in the line capturing the second, and so on until all the little fellows had left the enclosure and been appropriated by some youth or female.
It was supplied with two rows of seats, perpendicular to the direction of the train on either side of an aisle which conducted to the front and rear platforms.
I am no specialist in mineralogy, and I went on down a very ruinous aisle running parallel to the first hall I had entered.
After she had made a curtsey at the threshold, she would walk up the aisle between the double lines of chairs, open Madame Aubain's pew, sit down and look around.