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.
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"
adv 1: from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is
obsolete); "ran away from the lion"; "wanted to get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,