away

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English away, awey, awei, oway, o wey, on way, from Old English aweġ, onweġ (away), originally on weġ (on one's way; onward; on), equivalent to a- (on) +‎ way. Cognate with Scots awa, away (away), Old Frisian aweg, awei (away), Saterland Frisian wäch, wääge (away), Dutch weg (away), German weg (away), Danish væk (away), Swedish i väg (away; off; along).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

away (comparative further away, superlative furthest away)

  1. From a place, hence.
    He went away on vacation.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 5, in A Cuckoo in the Nest:
      The departure was not unduly prolonged. [] Within the door Mrs. Spoker hastily imparted to Mrs. Love a few final sentiments [] ; a deep, guttural instigation to the horse; and the wheels of the waggonette crunched heavily away into obscurity.
    • 2014 June 14, “It's a gas”, in The Economist, volume 411, number 8891:
      One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains. Isolating a city’s effluent and shipping it away in underground sewers has probably saved more lives than any medical procedure except vaccination.
  2. Aside; off; in another direction.
    I tried to approach him, but he turned away.
  3. Aside, so as to discard something.
    throw away, chuck away, toss away
  4. At a stated distance in time or space.
    Christmas is only two weeks away.
    • 1948, Carey McWilliams, North from Mexico / The Spanish-Speaking People of The United States, J. B. Lippincott Company, page 25,
      While De Anza was exploring the Bay of San Francisco, seeking a site for the presidio, the American colonists on the eastern seaboard, three thousand miles away, were celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
    • 2013 June 8, “The new masters and commanders”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 52:
      From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts. For mariners leaving the port after lonely nights on the high seas, the delights of the B52 Night Club and Stallion Pub lie a stumble away.
  5. In or to something's usual or proper storage place.
    I'll dry the dishes and you put them away.
    Please file away these documents.
  6. In or to a secure or out-of-the-way place.
    The jewels were locked away in the safe.
    He was shut away in the castle tower for six months.
  7. From a state or condition of being; out of existence.
    fade away, die away
  8. So as to remove or use up something.
    The weather has worn away the inscription, and it is no longer legible.
    Please wipe away this spilled drink.
    That's where tourists go to hear great Cuban bands and dance the night away.
  9. (as imperative, by ellipsis) Come away; go away; take away.
    Away! Be gone! And don't let me see you round here again!
    • 1933+, Fran Striker, The Lone Ranger, WXYZ-AM
      Hi-yo Silver, away!
  10. On; in continuance; without intermission or delay.
    She's been in her room all day, working away at her computer.
  11. Without restraint.
    You've got questions? Ask away!
    I saw her whaling away at her detractors.
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Translations[edit]
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Interjection[edit]

away

  1. (Northern England) come on!; go on!

Adjective[edit]

away (comparative further away, superlative furthest away)

  1. Not here, gone, absent, unavailable, traveling; on vacation.
    The master is away from home.
    Would you pick up my mail while I'm away.
  2. At a specified distance in space, time, or figuratively.
    He's miles away by now.
    Spring is still a month away.
  3. (chiefly sports) Not on one's home territory.
    This is the entrance for away supporters.
    Next, they are playing away in Dallas.
  4. (baseball, following the noun modified) Out.
    Two men away in the bottom of the ninth.
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

away (third-person singular simple present aways, present participle awaying, simple past and past participle awayed)

  1. (intransitive, poetic) To depart; to go to another place.
    At 9 o'clock sharp he awayed to bed.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

away (comparative more away, superlative most away)

  1. Misspelling of aweigh.

References[edit]

  • away at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams[edit]


Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: a‧way

Verb[edit]

away

  1. to fight; to contend in physical conflict
  2. to quarrel; to squabble
  3. to go to war

Noun[edit]

away

  1. a fight; a physical confrontation
  2. a quarrel; a heated argument
  3. (sports) a boxing or martial arts match
  4. a war

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:away.

Anagrams[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English onweġ, aweġ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

away

  1. Out, away (from), off.
  2. Sideways, to a side.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: away
  • Scots: awa
  • Yola: awye

References[edit]


Quechua[edit]

Verb[edit]

away

  1. (transitive) To weave.

Conjugation[edit]

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Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈa.waj/

Noun[edit]

away

  1. fight; quarrel; dispute

Derived terms[edit]


Waray-Waray[edit]

Noun[edit]

away

  1. fight; quarrel; altercation; trouble