At a distance in space or time


From a place; hence.

Adjective S.
(of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter; "the pitch was away (or wide)"; "an outside pitch"

used of an opponent''s ground; "an away game"

from a particular thing or place or position (`forth'' is obsolete); "ran away from the lion"; "wanted to get away from there"; "sent the children away to boarding school"; "the teacher waved the children away from the dead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";

from one''s possession; "he gave out money to the poor"; "gave away the tickets"

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"


out of the way (especially away from one''s thoughts); "brush the objections aside"; "pushed all doubts away"

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"

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"

in a different direction; "turn aside"; "turn away one''s face"; "glanced away"

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"

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"

so as to be removed or gotten rid of; "cleared the mess away"; "the rotted wood had to be cut away"

freely or at will; "fire away!"

From a place; hence.

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

Aside; off; in another direction.

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

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

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


A*way" , adv. [AS. aweg, anweg, onweg; on on + weg way.] 1. From a place; hence.
The sound is going away.
Have me away, for I am sore wounded.
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.
4. From a state or condition of being; out of existence.
Be near me when I fade away.
5. By ellipsis of the verb, equivalent to an imperative: Go or come ~; begone; take ~.
And the Lord said . . . Away, get thee down.
6. On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing away. [Colloq.] &hand; 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." (), i. e., "I can not bear or endure [it]." -- Away with one, signifies, take him away. "Away with, crucify him." John xix. 15. -- To make away with. (a) To kill or destroy. (b) To carry off.

From a place; hence.


Usage Examples

A few years back, when my style was 'punk grandma,' I picked up an amazing pair of sandals - orthopaedic ones, with really thick soles. I've given them away to a friend now, because these days my look is more '1980s substitute teacher gone wild.'

Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion. Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art.

A strong hatred is the best lamp to bear in our hands as we go over the dark places of life, cutting away the dead things men tell us to revere.

A lot of journalists like to suck up to celebrities, and then as soon as they're a safe distance away at their computers, they take shots. But that's the way society has become, especially in pop culture.

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

A lot of children, like I did, move away from words because of the fear - which is something you have to take out of education: the fear of worrying about what marks you'll get, detention, worrying about letting people down, your parents, teachers.

A new breeze is blowing, and a world refreshed by freedom seems reborn for in man's heart, if not in fact, the day of the dictator is over. The totalitarian era is passing, its old ideas blown away like leaves from an ancient, lifeless tree.

A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.

Misspelled Form

away, qaway, waway, saway, zaway, qway, wway, sway, zway, aqway, awway, asway, azway, aqway, a2way, a3way, aeway, aaway, asway, aqay, a2ay, a3ay, aeay, aaay, asay, awqay, aw2ay, aw3ay, aweay, awaay, awsay, awqay, awway, awsay, awzay, awqy, awwy, awsy, awzy, awaqy, awawy, awasy, awazy, awaty, awa6y, awa7y, awauy, awahy, awat, awa6, awa7, awau, awah, awayt, away6, away7, awayu, awayh.

Other Usage Examples

A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.

Actually oddly enough, I think my work, the activism, will be forgotten. And I hope it will. Because I hope those problems will have gone away.

Acceptance of one's life has nothing to do with resignation it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices.

After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.

Absolutely the worst thing about this job is the travel and being away from family. I have a wife and three wonderful children, the kids are all active in sports and it's very difficult to up and leave and miss them growing up.

A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away.

A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.

A biblical false prophet was a servant of the devil attempting to lead people away from the truth.


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