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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Away \A*way"\, adv. [AS. aweg, anweg, onweg; on on + weg way.]
   1. From a place; hence.

            The sound is going away.              --Shak.

            Have me away, for I am sore wounded.  --2 Chron.
                                                  xxxv. 23.

   2. Absent; gone; at a distance; as, the master is away from

   3. Aside; off; in another direction.

            The axis of rotation is inclined away from the sun.

   4. From a state or condition of being; out of existence.

            Be near me when I fade away.          --Tennyson.

   5. By ellipsis of the verb, equivalent to an imperative: Go
      or come away; begone; take away.

            And the Lord said . . . Away, get thee down. --Exod.
                                                  xix. 24.

   6. On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as,
      sing away. [Colloq.]

   Note: It is much used in phrases signifying moving or going
         from; as, go away, run away, etc.; all signifying
         departure, or separation to a distance. Sometimes
         without the verb; as, whither away so fast ? ``Love
         hath wings, and will away.'' --Waller. It serves to
         modify the sense of certain verbs by adding that of
         removal, loss, parting with, etc.; as, to throw away;
         to trifle away; to squander away, etc. Sometimes it has
         merely an intensive force; as, to blaze away.

   {Away with}, bear, abide. [Obs. or Archaic] ``The calling of
      assemblies, I can not away with.'' (--Isa. i. 13), i. e.,
      ``I can not bear or endure [it].''

   {Away with} one, signifies, take him away. ``Away with him,
      crucify him.'' --John xix. 15.

   {To make away with}.
      (a) To kill or destroy.
      (b) To carry off.

Source : WordNet®

     adv 1: from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is
            obsolete); "ran away from the lion"; "wanted to get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" [syn: {off}, {forth}]
     2: from one's possession; "he gave out money to the poor";
        "gave away the tickets" [syn: {out}]
     3: out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts); "brush
        the objections aside"; "pushed all doubts away" [syn: {aside}]
     4: out of existence; "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"
     5: at a distance in space or time; "the boat was 5 miles off
        (or away)"; "the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)";
        "away back in the 18th century" [syn: {off}]
     6: indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily; "he
        worked away at the project for more than a year"; "the
        child kept hammering away as if his life depended on it"
     7: so as to be removed or gotten rid of; "cleared the mess
        away"; "the rotted wood had to be cut away"
     8: freely or at will; "fire away!"
     9: in or into a proper place (especially for storage or
        safekeeping); "put the toys away"; "her jewels are locked
        away in a safe"; "filed the letter away"
     10: in a different direction; "turn aside"; "turn away one's
         face"; "glanced away" [syn: {aside}]
     11: in reserve; not for immediate use; "started setting aside
         money to buy a car"; "put something by for her old age";
         "has a nestegg tucked away for a rainy day" [syn: {aside},

     adj 1: distant in either space or time; "the town is a mile away";
            "a country far away"; "the game is a week away" [syn:
     2: not present; having left; "he's away right now"; "you must
        not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is
        away"; "everyone is gone now"; "the departed guests" [syn:
         {away(p)}, {gone(p)}, {departed(a)}]
     3: used of an opponent's ground; "an away game" [ant: {home(a)}]
     4: (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the
        batter; "the pitch was away (or wide)"; "an outside pitch"
        [syn: {outside}]
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