Crossword clues for aisle
- Airplane seating option
- Ticket buyer's choice
- Divider in the House of Representatives
- Certain seat request
- Seating option
- Steward's beat
- It divides people
- Grocery feature
- Usher's domain
- Theater walkway
- Airplane seating request
- Airplane seat choice
- Divider of wedding guests
- An usher walks up and down it
- House of Representatives divider
- What a train goes down
- Joint wrapped in clean Kleenex (5)
- Window or middle alternative
- Supermarket part
- Seating choice
- Supermarket datum
- Choice at some check-ins
- One of a couple in a 767
- "Cleanup on ___ 4" (store announcement)
- Sitter's choice
- Preferred airplane seating, for some
- Most accessible seating choice
- Option for a quick exit
- Overflow seating area
- Window's counterpart
- Dairy ___
- Party divider
- Passage in a plane
- Choice plane seating
- Part of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columns
- A long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)
- Passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores
- Bridal path
- Bride's beat
- Bridal path?
- Seating request
- Bride's route
- Plane seating choice
- Bridal walkway
- Wedding route
- Grocery area
- Party divider on the Hill
- Seat option
- Supermarket section
- Lovers' lane?
- Way to the altar
- Grocery section
- Alternative to "window"
- Beverage cart locale
- Space between pews
- Grocery part
- Window alternative
- Wedding walkway
- Many an airline seat request
- Where a 19-Across may sit
- Air passenger's request
- Plane seating request
- Kind of seat
- Airplane seat option
- Passenger train feature
- Congregation divider
- Grocery pathway
- Congressional divide
- Supermarket area
- Usher's locale
- It may be between the seats
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Aisle \Aisle\, n. [OF. ele, F. aile, wing, wing of a building, L. ala, contr. fr. axilla.] (Arch.)
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 wall containing windows, called the clearstory wall.
Improperly used also for the have; -- as in the phrases, a church with three aisles, the middle aisle.
Also (perhaps from confusion with alley), a passage into which the pews of a church open.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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.\n
\nConfused from 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.
n. A wing of a building, notably in a church separated from the nave proper by piers.
n. a long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)
passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores [syn: gangway]
part of a church divided laterally from the nave proper by rows of pillars or columns
In the United States, the two major political parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, are often referred to as "the two sides of the aisle."
An aisle is a space for walking with rows of seats on both sides or with rows of seats on one side and a wall on the other.
Aisle may also refer to:
An aisle is, in general (common), a space for walking with rows of seats on both sides or with rows of seats on one side and a wall on the other. Aisles can be seen in airplanes, certain types of buildings, such as churches, cathedrals, synagogues, meeting halls, parliaments and legislatures, courtrooms, theatres, and in certain types of passenger vehicles.
Aisles can also be seen in shops, warehouses, and factories, where rather than seats, they have shelving to either side. In warehouses and factories, aisles may consist of storage pallets, and in factories, aisles may separate work areas. In health clubs, exercise equipment is normally arranged in aisles.
Usage examples of "aisle".
The tower certainly stood on the site of the present tower, as Roman ashlaring has been discovered on the north-west side of the north-west tower pier, above the vault of the side aisle, and also portions of a shaft with a base, which probably belonged to the Norman clerestory.
There is also a row of niches on the towers immediately above the ornamental gable of the aisle windows, and the upper part of each tower is covered with niches.
As the side porches fronting the aisles are on the same level with the main porch, the bottom part of the front is bound together, and the divisions of nave and aisle, emphasised above by the prominent buttresses, are minimised below.
Thus, on the south the aisle buttresses are crowned by lofty pinnacles having at their bases niches, in some of which statues still remain.
At any rate, there are no pinnacles to the aisle buttresses on the north side, and, consequently, no flying buttresses.
The bays are marked by plain aisle buttresses, terminating in three-cornered caps, with a battlement of cusped stonework ornamented with finials behind them.
The aisle buttresses end some little way below the battlements of the aisle.
The exterior of the western aisle of this transept is very curious in arrangement.
Between the groups of aisle windows are blind arches narrower than the windows themselves.
The triforium passage, hidden by the roof of the aisle, runs below the screen and the windows, and between the two.
The windows of the aisle are delicately moulded with capitals to their shafts, and are ornamented with a crocketed gable, ogee-shaped and topped with a prominent finial rising just above the battlements of the aisle.
The buttresses separating it from the aisle are decorated with six storeys of niches, two to each storey, except the lowest, which contains only one.
The aisle windows have ogee gables above them with finials, and immediately above them a band of panelling running right across the exterior buttresses.
Those of the south aisle differ from those of the north, being fewer in number and wider.
The aisle fronts have upper storeys ornamented with blind arches and an upper row of small lancet windows.