In architecture, one of the divisions of a church, separated from the nave by rows of columns. In Gothic buildings, the roofs of the aisle are usually lower than that of the nave. Occasionally there is an upper story. Sometimes the aisles stop at the transepts, and often they are continued around the apse. The term is popularly used to describe passages between pews.

MLA Citation

  • “aisle”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 January 2020. Web. 20 June 2021. <>