- This frequently used adverb has many meanings, all acceptable in standard English: "hence," "far," "aside." As an adjective, away means "absent," "gone," "distant." Away is colloquial when used to mean "without delay," "immediately," as in "All right, sing away" and "Let's leave right away."
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Away — A*way , adv. [AS. aweg, anweg, onweg; on on + weg way.] 1. From a place; hence. [1913 Webster] The sound is going away. Shak. [1913 Webster] Have me away, for I am sore wounded. 2 Chron. xxxv. 23. [1913 Webster] 2. Absent; gone; at a distance; as … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
away — [ə wā′] adv. [ME < OE aweg < phr. on weg < on, on + weg, WAY, in the sense “from this (that) place”] 1. from any given place; off [to run away] 2. in another place, esp. the proper place [to put one s tools away] 3. in another direction… … English World dictionary
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away — late O.E. aweg, earlier on weg on from this (that) place; see WAY (Cf. way). Colloquial use for without delay (fire away, also right away) is from earlier sense of onward in time (16c.). Intensive use (e.g. away back) is Amer.Eng., first attested … Etymology dictionary
away — [adv1] in another direction; at a distance abroad, absent, afar, apart, aside, beyond, distant, elsewhere, far afield, far away, far off, far remote, forth, from here, hence, not present, off, out of, out of the way, over, to one side; concepts… … New thesaurus
away — ► ADVERB 1) to or at a distance. 2) into an appropriate place for storage. 3) towards or into non existence. 4) constantly, persistently, or continuously. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a sports fixture) played at the opponents ground. ORIGIN Old English … English terms dictionary
away — a|way1 W1S1 [əˈweı] adv [: Old English; Origin: onweg, aweg, from on + weg way ] 1.) used to say that someone leaves a place or person, or stays some distance from a place or person ▪ Go away! ▪ Dinah was crying as she drove slowly away. away… … Dictionary of contemporary English