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away

adverb \ ə-ˈwā \

Definition of away

1 :on the way :along
  • get away early
2 :from this or that place
  • go away
3 a :in a secure place or manner
  • locked away
b :in another direction
  • look away
4 :out of existence :to an end
  • echoes dying away
5 :from one's possession
  • gave away a fortune
6 :steadily onward :uninterruptedly
  • clocks ticking away
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.

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First Known Use of away

before 12th century

away Synonyms

Synonyms
down, fro, hence, off, out
Related Words
apart, aside, elsewhere; abroad, afar, afield, astray

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away

adjective

Definition of away

1 :absent from a place :gone
  • away for the weekend
2 :distant in space or time
  • a lake 10 miles away
  • the season is two months away
3 :played on an opponent's grounds
  • home and away games
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.

Recent Examples of away from the Web

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First Known Use of away

14th century


AWAY Defined for English Language Learners

away

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

adverb \ ə-ˈwā \

Definition of away for Students

1 :from this or that place
  • Go away!
2 :in another place or direction
  • turn away
3 :out of existence
  • The echo died away.
4 :from one's possession
  • He gave away a fortune.
5 :without stopping or slowing down
  • talk away
6 :at or to a great distance in space or time :far
  • away back in 1910

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away

adjective

Definition of away for Students

1 :absent 1
  • I wasn't planning to be away from home.
2 :distant 1
  • The lake is ten kilometers away.


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