DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for:
[Show options]
[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

4 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 away /əˈwe/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·way adv.
 1. From a place; hence.
    The sound is going away.   --Shak.
    Have me away, for I am sore wounded.   --2 Chron. xxxv. 23.
 2. Absent; gone; at a distance; as, the master is away from home.
 3. Aside; off; in another direction.
    The axis of rotation is inclined away from the sun.   --Lockyer.
 4. From a state or condition of being; out of existence.
    Be near me when I fade away.   --Tennyson.
 5. By ellipsis of the verb, equivalent to an imperative: Go or come away; begone; take away.
    And the Lord said . . . Away, get thee down.   --Exod. xix. 24.
 6. On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing away. [Colloq.]
 Note:It is much used in phrases signifying moving or going from; as, go away, run away, etc.; all signifying departure, or separation to a distance. Sometimes without the verb; as, whither away so fast ? “Love hath wings, and will away.” --Waller. It serves to modify the sense of certain verbs by adding that of removal, loss, parting with, etc.; as, to throw away; to trifle away; to squander away, etc. Sometimes it has merely an intensive force; as, to blaze away.
 Away with, bear, abide. [Obs. or Archaic] “The calling of assemblies, I can not away with.” (--Isa. i. 13), i. e., “I can not bear or endure [it].”
 Away with one, signifies, take him away.  Away with him, crucify him.” --John xix. 15.
 To make away with. (a) To kill or destroy. (b) To carry off.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: distant in either space or time; "the town is a mile away";
             "a country far away"; "the game is a week away" [syn:
      2: not present; having left; "he's away right now"; "you must
         not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is
         away"; "everyone is gone now"; "the departed guests" [syn:
          away(p), gone(p), departed(a)]
      3: used of an opponent's ground; "an away game" [ant: home(a)]
      4: (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the
         batter; "the pitch was away (or wide)"; "an outside pitch"
         [syn: outside]
      adv 1: from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is
             obsolete); "ran away from the lion"; "wanted to get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" [syn: off, forth]
      2: from one's possession; "he gave out money to the poor";
         "gave away the tickets" [syn: out]
      3: out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts); "brush
         the objections aside"; "pushed all doubts away" [syn: aside]
      4: out of existence; "the music faded away"; "tried to explain
         away the affair of the letter"- H.E.Scudder; "idled the
         hours away"; "her fingernails were worn away"
      5: at a distance in space or time; "the boat was 5 miles off
         (or away)"; "the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)";
         "away back in the 18th century" [syn: off]
      6: indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily; "he
         worked away at the project for more than a year"; "the
         child kept hammering away as if his life depended on it"
      7: so as to be removed or gotten rid of; "cleared the mess
         away"; "the rotted wood had to be cut away"
      8: freely or at will; "fire away!"
      9: in or into a proper place (especially for storage or
         safekeeping); "put the toys away"; "her jewels are locked
         away in a safe"; "filed the letter away"
      10: in a different direction; "turn aside"; "turn away one's
          face"; "glanced away" [syn: aside]
      11: in reserve; not for immediate use; "started setting aside
          money to buy a car"; "put something by for her old age";
          "has a nestegg tucked away for a rainy day" [syn: aside,