Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. From a particular thing or place: ran away from the lion; sent the children away to boarding school.
  • adv. At or to a distance in space or time: We live a block away from the park.
  • adv. At or by a considerable interval: away back in the 17th century; away off on the horizon.
  • adv. In a different direction; aside: glanced away.
  • adv. On the way: We want to get away early in the day.
  • adv. In or into storage or safekeeping: put the toys away; jewels locked away in a safe.
  • adv. Out of existence or notice: The music faded away.
  • adv. So as to remove, separate, or eliminate: chipped the paint away; cleared away the debris.
  • adv. From one's possession: gave the tickets away.
  • adv. Continuously; steadily: toiled away at the project for more than a year.
  • adv. Freely; at will: Fire away!
  • adj. Absent: The neighbors are away.
  • adj. Distant, as in space or time: The city is miles away. The game was still a week away.
  • adj. Played on an opponent's field or grounds: an away game.
  • adj. In golf, having the ball lying farthest from the hole and properly playing first among competitors.
  • adj. Baseball Out: bases loaded, with two away.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. From a place, hence.
  • adv. Aside; off; in another direction.
  • adv. From a state or condition of being; out of existence.
  • adv. Come away; go away; take away.
  • adv. On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing away.
  • adv. Without restraint.
  • adv. At a distance in time or space
  • interj. come on!; go on!
  • adj. Not here, gone, absent, unavailable, traveling; on vacation.
  • adj. At a specified distance in space, time, or figuratively.
  • adj. Not on one's home territory.
  • adj. Out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. From a place; hence.
  • adv. Absent; gone; at a distance.
  • adv. Aside; off; in another direction.
  • adv. From a state or condition of being; out of existence.
  • adv. By ellipsis of the verb, equivalent to an imperative: Go or come away; begone; take away.
  • adv. On; in continuance; without intermission or delay.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • On the way; onward; on; along: as, come away.
  • From this or that place; off: as, to go, run, flee, or sail away.
  • From one's own or accustomed place; absent: as, he is away from home; I found him away on a vacation.
  • From contact or adherence; off: as, to clear away obstructions; cut away the broken spars.
  • Removed; apart; remote: as, away from the subject.
  • From one's possession or keeping: as, to give away one's books or money; throw away a worn-out or discarded thing.
  • From one's immediate presence, attention, or use; aside: as, put or lay away your work; put away your fears; the things were laid away for the summer.
  • From this or that direction; in another or the other direction: as, turn your eyes away; he turned away.
  • At or to such a distance; distant; off: as, the village is six miles away.
  • From one state or condition to another; out of existence; to an end; to nothing: as, to pass, wear, waste, fade, pine, or die away; continual dropping wears away stone; the image soon faded away; the wind died away at sunset; she pined away with consumption.
  • Gone; vanished; departed: as, here's a health to them that's away.
  • On; continuously; steadily; without interruption: as, he worked away; he kept pegging away; and hence often as an intensive: as, to fire away, eat away, laugh away, snore away.
  • Often used elliptically, with a verb (as go, get) suppressed, and simulating an imperative: as, (go) away! (get) away! we must away; whither away so fast?
  • Away back, far back; long ago: as, away back in the years before the war; away back in 1844. [Colloq. often way back.]
  • Far away, far and away. At a great distance.
  • By far.
  • Right away, straightway; at once; immediately; forthwith.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
  • adv. out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
  • adv. in or into a proper place (especially for storage or safekeeping)
  • adj. (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter
  • adj. used of an opponent's ground
  • adj. not present; having left
  • adv. from one's possession
  • adv. so as to be removed or gotten rid of
  • adv. out of existence
  • adv. in a different direction
  • adv. at a distance in space or time
  • adv. freely or at will
  • adv. in reserve; not for immediate use
  • adv. indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English aweg : a-, on; see a-1 + weg, way; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English onweġ. (Wiktionary)

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