Meaning of AWAY in English


adv., adj., & n.


1. to or at a distance from the place, person, or thing in question (go away; give away; look away; they are away; 5 miles away).

2 towards or into non-existence (sounds die away; explain it away; idled their time away).

3 constantly, persistently, continuously (work away; laugh away).

4 without delay (ask away).

--adj. Sport played on an opponent's ground etc. (away match; away win).

--n. Sport an away match or win.

Phrases and idioms:

away with (as imper.) take away; let us be rid of.

Etymology: OE onweg, aweg on one's way f. A(2) + WAY

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.