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Definitions of away

  1. 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
  2. out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts); "brush the objections aside"; "pushed all doubts away" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. in a different direction; "turn aside"; "turn away one's face"; "glanced away" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (sport) used of an opponent's ground; "an away game" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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school"; "the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal"; "went off to school"; "they drove off"; (`forth' is obsolete as in"go forth and preach") Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. from one's possession; "he gave out money to the poor"; "gave away the tickets" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. freely or at will; "fire away!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. away from home or business; "he didn't leave an away phone number" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. not present; having left; "he's away right now"; "you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away"; "everyone is gone now"; "the departed guests" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. (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
  16. used of an opponent's ground; "an away game" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. 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
  18. so as to be removed or gotten rid of; "cleared the mess away"; "the rotted wood had to be cut away" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. From a place; hence. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Absent; gone; at a distance; as, the master is away from home. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Aside; off; in another direction. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. From a state or condition of being; out of existence. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. By ellipsis of the verb, equivalent to an imperative: Go or come away; begone; take away. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing away. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Begone! depart. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. 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.
  27. Begone. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. Out of the way: absent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. 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.
  30. At a distance; absent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. 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.
  32. Absent; at a distance; apart. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  33. 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.
  34. a-w[=a]', adv. onward, along: forthwith: in the direction of, about: absent: gone, dead, fainted.--interj. begone!--AWAY (elliptically), to go away, esp. imperatively, AWAY! or AWAY WITH YOU!--AWAY WITH HIM = take him away.--FIRE AWAY, fire at once, without hesitation.--I CANNOT AWAY WITH = bear or endure.--MAKE AWAY WITH, to destroy.--ONCE AND AWAY, once in a way (the usual modern form), once.--THERE AWAY, in that direction, thereabout.--TO DO AWAY (with), to make an end of anything; TO EXPLAIN AWAY, to explain till the thing that needs explanation is itself removed; TO FALL AWAY (with from), to desert; TO FIGHT AWAY, to go on fighting; TO WORK AWAY, to keep on working. [A.S. a-weg--prep. a, on, weg, way, lit. 'on one's way.'] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  35. To, at, a distance from the place, person, thing, in question (lit. & fig.), as go a., throw a., give a., he is a., waste a., fool a., explain a.; out& a., beyond comparison; constantly, continuously, as work a., peg a.; without delay, as fire a.; =go away (imper.); a. with (imper.), go a. with, take a.; (cannot) a. with, get on with, tolerate; make a. with, destroy. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. adv. Absent ; at a distance ; as an exclamation, it is an exhortation to depart. Cabinet Dictionary
  37. Absent; from any place or person; let us go; begone; out of one's own power. Complete Dictionary

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