(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.) used of an opponent's ground; 'an away game' .

(adj.) not present; having left; 'he's away right now'; 'you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away' .

(adv.) from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete); 'ran away from the lion'; 'wanted to get away from there'; 'sent the children away to boarding school'; 'the teacher waved the children away from the dead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'; 'they drove off'; 'go forth and preach'.

(adv.) from one's possession; 'he gave out money to the poor'; 'gave away the tickets'.

(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.) so as to be removed or gotten rid of; 'cleared the mess away'; 'the rotted wood had to be cut away'.

Editor: Pierre--From WordNet


(adv.) From a place; hence.

(adv.) Absent; gone; at a distance; as, the master is away from home.

(adv.) Aside; off; in another direction.

(adv.) From a state or condition of being; out of existence.

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

(adv.) On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing away.

Typist: Yvette

Synonyms and Synonymous

ad. [1]. Absent, gone, off, from home, at a distance, not present.[2]. Begone, let us go.

Inputed by Edgar

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Far, afar, separate, detached, loose, abroad

ANT:Close, near

Inputed by Lilly


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.

Typed by Aldo


Typed by Aldo


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