c. 1300, "off to one side;" mid-14c., "to or from the side;" late 14c., "away or apart from others, out of the way," from a- (1) + side (n.). Noun sense of "words spoken so as to be (supposed) inaudible" is from 1727. Middle English had asidely "on the side, indirectly" (early 15c.) and asideward "sideways, horizontal" (late 14c.).
1. I pushed the problem aside; at present it was insoluble.
2. £130 million would be set aside for repairs to schools.
3. This allowed Ms. Kelley to lay aside money to start her business.
4. He had been swept aside in the whirlwind of reform and anarchy.
5. Sweden needs to cast aside outdated policies and thinking.