Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of escaping.
  • noun The start, as of a race.
  • noun A place appropriate for a vacation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rapid acceleration.
  • noun a rapid escape (as by criminals).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A means of escape.
  • noun The effecting of an escape.
  • noun A vacation or holiday or the destination for one.
  • adjective Pertaining to an escape, as in a vehicle or plans.

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

  • verb run away from confinement
  • verb escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action
  • verb remove oneself from a familiar environment, usually for pleasure or diversion
  • noun a rapid escape (as by criminals)
  • noun the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From get + away.

Examples

  • In a business plan marked "personal and confidential" contained in a court file, they called it Oasis Ranch and stressed the need for privacy, exclusivity and security at what they described as a "getaway" and a "retreat."

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  • All the years that we lived on the Oregon Coast, we used the house as a getaway from the horrible weather.

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  • All the years that we lived on the Oregon Coast, we used the house as a getaway from the horrible weather.

    Where to Visit/Move?

  • All the years that we lived on the Oregon Coast, we used the house as a getaway from the horrible weather.

    Where to Visit/Move?

  • All the years that we lived on the Oregon Coast, we used the house as a getaway from the horrible weather.

    Where to Visit/Move?

  • All the years that we lived on the Oregon Coast, we used the house as a getaway from the horrible weather.

    Where to Visit/Move?

  • Designed and built by hiveMODULAR partner Bryan Meyer and his wife, Anne Ryan, this little woodland getaway is a great example of how versatility makes small spaces livable.

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  • All the years that we lived on the Oregon Coast, we used the house as a getaway from the horrible weather.

    Where to Visit/Move?

  • All the years that we lived on the Oregon Coast, we used the house as a getaway from the horrible weather.

    Where to Visit/Move?

  • All the years that we lived on the Oregon Coast, we used the house as a getaway from the horrible weather.

    Where to Visit/Move?

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