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away - Dictionary definition and meaning for word away

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

Definition
(adj) used of an opponent's ground
Example Sentence
  • an away game

Definition
(adj) (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter
Synonyms : outside
Example Sentence
  • the pitch was away (or wide)
  • an outside pitch

Definition
(adv) from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
Synonyms : forth , off
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adv) from one's possession
Synonyms : out
Example Sentence
  • he gave out money to the poor
  • gave away the tickets

Definition
(adv) out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
Synonyms : aside
Example Sentence
  • brush the objections aside
  • pushed all doubts away

Definition
(adv) out of existence
Example Sentence
  • the music faded away
  • tried to explain away the affair of the letter
  • idled the hours away
  • her fingernails were worn away

Definition
(adv) at a distance in space or time
Synonyms : off
Example Sentence
  • the boat was 5 miles off (or away)
  • the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)
  • away back in the 18th century

Definition
(adv) indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily
Example Sentence
  • he worked away at the project for more than a year
  • the child kept hammering away as if his life depended on it

Definition
(adv) so as to be removed or gotten rid of
Example Sentence
  • cleared the mess away
  • the rotted wood had to be cut away

Definition
(adv) freely or at will
Example Sentence
  • fire away!

Definition
(adv) in or into a proper place (especially for storage or safekeeping)
Example Sentence
  • put the toys away
  • her jewels are locked away in a safe
  • filed the letter away

Definition
(adv) in a different direction
Synonyms : aside
Example Sentence
  • turn aside
  • turn away one's face
  • glanced away

Definition
(adv) in reserve; not for immediate use
Synonyms : aside , by
Example Sentence
  • started setting aside money to buy a car
  • put something by for her old age
  • has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day

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