Meaning of AWAY in English


I. ə-ˈwā adverb

Date: before 12th century

1. : on the way : along

get away early

2. : from this or that place

go away


a. : in a secure place or manner

locked away

b. : in another direction

look away

4. : out of existence : to an end

echoes dying away

5. : from one's possession

gave away a fortune

6. : steadily onward : uninterruptedly

clocks ticking away

7. : by a long distance or interval : far

away back in 1910

II. adjective

Date: 14th century

1. : absent from a place : gone

away for the weekend

2. : distant in space or time

a lake 10 miles away

the season is two months away

3. : played on an opponent's grounds

home and away games

4. baseball : out

two away in the ninth

• away·ness noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.