Meaning of AWAY in English


/euh way"/ , 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 ,

a. take away: Away with him!

b. go away! leave!: Away with you!

9. do away with ,

a. to get rid of; abolish; stop.

b. to kill: Bluebeard did away with all his wives.

10. where away? (of something sighted from a ship) in which direction? where?


11. absent; gone: to be away from home.

12. distant: six miles away.

13. immediately off and on the way: The order was given and he was away.

14. Sports. 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: winners in their last three away games. Cf. home (def. 16).

15. Baseball. having been put out: with two away in the top of the seventh.

16. Golf.

a. (of a golf ball) lying farthest from the hole.

b. (of a golfer) having hit such a ball and being required to play first.

[ bef. 950; ME; OE aweg, reduction of on weg. See ON, A- 1 , WAY ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .