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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Away  \A*way"\,  adv  [AS.  aweg,  anweg  onweg  on  on  +  weg  way.] 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  away 
  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: 
  {away(p)}] 
  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:  (sport)  used  of  an  opponent's  ground;  "an  away  game"  [ant:  {home(a)}] 
  4:  away  from  home  or  business;  "he  didn't  leave  an  away  phone 
  number"  [syn:  {away(a)}] 
  5:  (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;  "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";  (`forth'  is  obsolete  as  in 
  "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  l8th  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}, 
  {by}] 




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