Definition of Away

1. Adjective. Not present; having left. "You must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away"

Similar to: Absent
Derivative terms: Awayness

2. Adverb. From a particular thing or place or position ('forth' is obsolete). "Go forth and preach"
Exact synonyms: Forth, Off
Language type: Archaicism, Archaism

3. Adjective. Used of an opponent's ground. "An away game"
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Antonyms: Home

4. Adverb. From one's possession. "Gave away the tickets"
Exact synonyms: Out

5. Adjective. (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter. "An outside pitch"
Exact synonyms: Outside
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Similar to: Inaccurate

6. Adverb. Out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts). "Pushed all doubts away"
Exact synonyms: Aside

7. Adverb. Out of existence. "Her fingernails were worn away"

8. Adverb. At a distance in space or time. "Away back in the 18th century"
Exact synonyms: Off

9. Adverb. Indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily. "The child kept hammering away as if his life depended on it"

10. Adverb. So as to be removed or gotten rid of. "The rotted wood had to be cut away"

11. Adverb. Freely or at will. "Fire away!"

12. Adverb. In or into a proper place (especially for storage or safekeeping). "Filed the letter away"

13. Adverb. In a different direction. "Glanced away"
Exact synonyms: Aside

14. Adverb. In reserve; not for immediate use. "Has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day"
Exact synonyms: Aside, By

Definition of Away

1. adv. From a place; hence.

Definition of Away

1. Adverb. From a place, hence. ¹

2. Adverb. Aside; off; in another direction. ¹

3. Adverb. From a state or condition of being; out of existence. ¹

4. Adverb. (context: as imperative by ellipsis) Come away; go away; take away. ¹

5. Adverb. On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing away. ¹

6. Adverb. Without restraint. ¹

7. Adverb. At a distance in time or space ¹

8. Adjective. Not here, gone, absent, unavailable, traveling; on vacation. ¹

9. Adjective. (context: following the noun modified) At a specified distance in space, time, or figuratively. ¹

10. Adjective. (chiefly sports) Not on one's home territory. ¹

11. Adjective. (baseball following the noun modified) Out. ¹

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Definition of Away

1. from a certain place [adv]

Medical Definition of Away

1. 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 home. 3. Aside; off; in another direction. "The axis of rotation is inclined away from the sun." (Lockyer) 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 ~; begone; take ~. "And the Lord said . . . Away, get thee down." (Exod. Xix. 24) 6. On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing away. 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." . 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. "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, crucify him." . To make away with. To kill or destroy. To carry off. Origin: AS. Aweg, anweg, onweg; on on + weg way. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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