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aisle

passageway: The bride’s father escorted her down the aisle.
Not to be confused with:
I'll – contraction of I will.
isle – small island: The isle is only a short distance from shore.

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 ?
Little boys, in the costumes of French chefs, paraded up and down the irregular aisles vending fancy cakes.
And thereafter, for a long time, the many irons rose and fell, the pace of the room in no wise diminished; while the forewoman strode the aisles with a threatening eye for incipient breakdown and hysteria.
Book and news dealers, sellers of edibles, drinkables, and cigars, who seemed to have plenty of customers, were continually circulating in the aisles.
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.
The ceremony was to be solemnized according to the Episcopalian forms, and in open church, with a degree of publicity that attracted many spectators, who occupied the front seats of the galleries, and the pews near the altar and along the broad aisle. It had been arranged, or possibly it was the custom of the day, that the parties should proceed separately to church.
In twos we entered the chamber and marched down the broad Aisle of Hope, as it is called, to the platform in the centre of the hall.
Before them stretched a broad aisle lined on either side with soldiery, and as I looked there entered this aisle at the far end of the hall, the head of a procession which advanced to the foot of the throne.
SEEING that his audiences were becoming smaller every Sunday, a Minister of the Gospel broke off in the midst of a sermon, descended the pulpit stairs, and walked on his hands down the central aisle of the church.
Hard by, the aisle of the church called the d'Urberville Aisle looked on imperturbably.
When the clock began to strike, a burly professor entered, was received with a round of applause, moved swiftly down the center aisle, said "Gentlemen," and began to talk as he climbed his pulpit steps; and by the time he had arrived in his box and faced his audience, his lecture was well under way and all the pens were going.
But they saw only the empty centre aisle. He saw the young tough lurching down that aisle and wondered if he would remove the stiff-rim which never yet had he seen him without.
"That's Gilbert Blythe sitting right across the aisle from you, Anne.