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Away - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Away' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Away [ adv.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'Away' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . away [ a]
Meaning (1):
- used of an opponent's ground
Example in sentence:
  • an away game
2 . away [ r]
Meaning (2):
- at a distance in space or time
Example in sentence:
  • away back in the 18th century;
  • the boat was 5 miles off (or away);
  • the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)
Meaning (3):
- out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
Example in sentence:
  • brush the objections aside;
  • pushed all doubts away
Meaning (4):
- so as to be removed or gotten rid of
Example in sentence:
  • cleared the mess away;
  • the rotted wood had to be cut away
Meaning (5):
- in or into a proper place (especially for storage or safekeeping)
Example in sentence:
  • filed the letter away;
  • her jewels are locked away in a safe;
  • put the toys away
Meaning (6):
- freely or at will
Example in sentence:
  • fire away!
Meaning (7):
- from one's possession
Example in sentence:
  • gave away the tickets;
  • he gave out money to the poor
Meaning (8):
- in a different direction
Example in sentence:
  • glanced away;
  • turn aside;
  • turn away one's face
Meaning (9):
- from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
Example in sentence:
  • go forth and preach;
  • ran away from the lion;
  • sent the children away to boarding school;
  • the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal;
  • they drove off;
  • wanted to get away from there;
  • went off to school
Meaning (10):
- in reserve; not for immediate use
Example in sentence:
  • has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day;
  • put something by for her old age;
  • started setting aside money to buy a car
Meaning (11):
- indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily
Example in sentence:
  • he worked away at the project for more than a year;
  • the child kept hammering away as if his life depended on it
Meaning (12):
- out of existence
Example in sentence:
  • her fingernails were worn away;
  • idled the hours away;
  • the music faded away;
  • tried to explain away the affair of the letter
13 . away [ s]
Meaning (13):
- (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter
Example in sentence:
  • an outside pitch;
  • the pitch was away (or wide)
Meaning (14):
- not present; having left
Example in sentence:
  • he's away right now;
  • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away