Meaning of away

a•way

Pronunciation: (u-wā'), [key]
— adv.
  1. from this or that place; off: to go away.
  2. aside; to another place; in another direction: to turn your eyes away; to turn away customers
  3. far; apart: away back; away from the subject.
  4. out of one's possession or use: to give money away.
  5. out of existence or notice; into extinction: to fade away; to idle away the morning.
  6. incessantly or relentlessly; repeatedly: He kept hammering away.
  7. without hesitation: Fire away.
  8. Away with him!
    1. take away:Away with him!
    2. go away! leave!:Away with you!
  9. Bluebeard did away with all his wives.
    1. to get rid of; abolish; stop.
    2. to kill:Bluebeard did away with all his wives.
  10. (of something sighted from a ship) in which direction? where?
—adj.
  1. absent; gone: to be away from home.
  2. distant: six miles away.
  3. immediately off and on the way: The order was given and he was away.
  4. played in a ball park, arena, or the like, other than the one that is or is assumed to be the center of operations of a team:Cf. home (def. 16). winners in their last three away games.
  5. having been put out: with two away in the top of the seventh.
    1. (of a golf ball) lying farthest from the hole.
    2. (of a golfer) having hit such a ball and being required to play first.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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