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away

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adverb \ə-ˈwā\

Definition of away

  1. 1 :  on the way :  along get away early

  2. 2 :  from this or that place go away

  3. 3a :  in a secure place or manner locked awayb :  in another direction look away

  4. 4 :  out of existence :  to an end echoes dying away

  5. 5 :  from one's possession gave away a fortune

  6. 6 :  steadily onward :  uninterruptedly clocks ticking away

  7. 7 :  by a long distance or interval :  far away back in 1910

Examples of away in a Sentence

  1. She hopes to get away early.

  2. The family next door moved away.

  3. We rowed away from the shore.

  4. Roll up the rug and carry it away.

  5. He pulled his arm away from the hot stove.

  6. You should keep away from the dog. It could be dangerous.

  7. She turned her face away.

  8. The will was locked away in the safe.

  9. She stowed the luggage away in the overhead compartment.

First Known Use of away

before 12th century


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away

adjective

Definition of away

  1. 1 :  absent from a place :  gone away for the weekend

  2. 2 :  distant in space or time a lake 10 miles away the season is two months away

  3. 3 :  played on an opponent's grounds home and away games

  4. 4 baseball :  out two away in the ninth

awayness

noun

Examples of away in a Sentence

  1. They are away for the weekend.

  2. Where is he? He's away at the moment, but he'll be back soon.

  3. when I am away from home

  4. The team played both home games and away games.

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First Known Use of away

14th century


AWAY Defined for English Language Learners

away

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adverb

Definition of away for English Language Learners

  • : from this or that place : in or to another place or direction

  • : toward another direction

  • : in a safe or secure place

away

adjective

Definition of away for English Language Learners

  • : not at home or in a usual or expected place

  • —used to describe how distant something is in space or time

  • : played on the field or court of an opponent


AWAY Defined for Kids

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away

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adverb \ə-ˈwā\

Definition of away for Students

  1. 1 :  from this or that place Go away!

  2. 2 :  in another place or direction turn away

  3. 3 :  out of existence The echo died away.

  4. 4 :  from one's possession He gave away a fortune.

  5. 5 :  without stopping or slowing down talk away

  6. 6 :  at or to a great distance in space or time :  far away back in 1910


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away

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adjective

Definition of away for Students

  1. 1 :  absent 1 I wasn't planning to be away from home.

  2. 2 :  distant 1 The lake is ten kilometers away.



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