Definitions for away

Definitions for (adj) away

Main entry: away, outside

Definition: (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter

Usage: the pitch was away (or wide); an outside pitch

Main entry: away

Definition: used of an opponent's ground

Usage: an away game

Main entry: away

Definition: not present; having left

Usage: he's away right now; you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away

Definitions for (adv) away

Main entry: off, forth, away

Definition: from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)

Usage: 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

Main entry: away, out

Definition: from one's possession

Usage: he gave out money to the poor; gave away the tickets

Main entry: aside, away, by

Definition: in reserve; not for immediate use

Usage: started setting aside money to buy a car; put something by for her old age; has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day

Main entry: aside, away

Definition: out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)

Usage: brush the objections aside; pushed all doubts away

Main entry: away

Definition: out of existence

Usage: 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

Main entry: away

Definition: indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily

Usage: he worked away at the project for more than a year; the child kept hammering away as if his life depended on it

Main entry: aside, away

Definition: in a different direction

Usage: turn aside; turn away one's face; glanced away

Main entry: away

Definition: in or into a proper place (especially for storage or safekeeping)

Usage: put the toys away; her jewels are locked away in a safe; filed the letter away

Main entry: away, off

Definition: at a distance in space or time

Usage: the boat was 5 miles off (or away); the party is still 2 weeks off (or away); away back in the 18th century

Main entry: away

Definition: so as to be removed or gotten rid of

Usage: cleared the mess away; the rotted wood had to be cut away

Main entry: away

Definition: freely or at will

Usage: fire away!

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