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Definitions of away

  1. Begone! depart. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. Begone; away with, cannot bear or endure; to make away with, to destroy; away-going, leaving. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. in a different direction; "turn aside"; "turn away one's face"; "glanced away" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. freely or at will; "fire away!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. From a place; hence. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Absent; gone; at a distance; as, the master is away from home. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Aside; off; in another direction. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. From a state or condition of being; out of existence. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. By ellipsis of the verb, equivalent to an imperative: Go or come away; begone; take away. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing away. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Absent; at a distance; out of existence; off; removed; remote; in another direction; continuously; as, he worked away. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. Out of the way: absent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. At or to a distance; off; absent; aside; on and on continuously. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Absent; at a distance; apart. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. (sport) used of an opponent's ground; "an away game" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. away from home or business; "he didn't leave an away phone number" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. distant in either space or time; "the town is a mile away"; "a country far away"; "the game is a week away" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter; "the pitch was away (or wide)"; "an outside pitch" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete); "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". Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. so as to be removed or gotten rid of; "cleared the mess away"; "the rotted wood had to be cut away" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. Begone!- (I cannot) AWAY WITH-bear or endure: AWAY WITH (him)-take away: (make) AWAY WITH-destroy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. At a distance; absent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for away

  1. Why Bet, I told you to put the fan away – The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan by Lizette M. Edholm
  2. But don't go away – Pursuit by Lester del Rey
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