Word definition: away

Defiintion of away:

[adv] from a particular thing or place or position; "ran away from the lion"; "wanted to get away from there"; "sent the children away to boarding school"; "the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal"; "went off to school"; "they drove off"; (`forth' is obsolete as in"go forth and preach")
[adv] from one's possession; "he gave out money to the poor"; "gave away the tickets"
[adv] in reserve; not for immediate use; "started setting aside money to buy a car"; "put something by for her old age"; "has a nestegg tucked away for a rainy day"
[adv] out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts); "brush the objections aside"; "pushed all doubts away"
[adv] out of existence; "the music faded away"; "tried to explain away the affair of the letter"- H.E.Scudder; "idled the hours away"; "her fingernails were worn away"
[adv] indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily; "he worked away at the project for more than a year"; "the child kept hammering away as if his life depended on it"
[adv] in a different direction; "turn aside"; "turn away one's face"; "glanced away"
[adv] in or into a proper place (especially for storage or safekeeping); "put the toys away"; "her jewels are locked away in a safe"; "filed the letter away"
[adv] at a distance in space or time; "the boat was 5 miles off (or away)"; "the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)"; "away back in the 18th century"
[adv] so as to be removed or gotten rid of; "cleared the mess away"; "the rotted wood had to be cut away"
[adv] freely or at will; "fire away!"
[adj] (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter; "the pitch was away (or wide)"; "an outside pitch"
[adj] (sport) used of an opponent's ground; "an away game"

Synonyms of away:

aside, by, forth, inaccurate, off, out, outside

Antonyms of away:


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Webster Dictionary (1913) for away:

\A*way"\, adv. [AS. aweg, anweg, onweg; on on + weg way.]
1. From a place; hence.

         The sound is going away.              --Shak.

         Have me away, for I am sore wounded.  --2 Chron.
                                               xxxv. 23.

2. Absent; gone; at a distance; as, the master is away from

3. Aside; off; in another direction.

         The axis of rotation is inclined away from the sun.

4. From a state or condition of being; out of existence.

         Be near me when I fade away.          --Tennyson.

5. By ellipsis of the verb, equivalent to an imperative: Go
   or come away; begone; take away.

         And the Lord said . . . Away, get thee down. --Exod.
                                               xix. 24.

6. On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as,
   sing away. [Colloq.]

Note: It is much used in phrases signifying moving or going
      from; as, go away, run away, etc.; all signifying
      departure, or separation to a distance. Sometimes
      without the verb; as, whither away so fast ? ``Love
      hath wings, and will away.'' --Waller. It serves to
      modify the sense of certain verbs by adding that of
      removal, loss, parting with, etc.; as, to throw away;
      to trifle away; to squander away, etc. Sometimes it has
      merely an intensive force; as, to blaze away.

{Away with}, bear, abide. [Obs. or Archaic] ``The calling of
   assemblies, I can not away with.'' (--Isa. i. 13), i. e.,
   ``I can not bear or endure [it].''

{Away with} one, signifies, take him away. ``Away with him,
   crucify him.'' --John xix. 15.

{To make away with}.
   (a) To kill or destroy.
   (b) To carry off.