- away [ə wā′]adv.[ME < OE aweg < phr. on weg < on, on + weg, WAY, in the sense “from this (that) place”]1. from any given place; off [to run away]2. in another place, esp. the proper place [to put one's tools away]3. in another direction [look away, turn away]4. by a considerable time or distance; far [away behind]5. so as to be removed; aside [to clear snow away, to get away from the subject]6. from one's possession [to give away a secret]7. out of existence [the sound faded away]8. at once [fire away]9. without stopping; continuously [he worked away all night]10. into action or movement [away we go!]adj.1. not present; absent; gone [he is away]2. at a distance [a mile away ]☆ 3. played on a competing team's field, court, etc. [an away game ]☆ 4. Baseball out [one away in the last half of the 4th]5. Golf designating the player (or the ball) that is farthest from the cup and hence is required to shoot (or be shot) firstinterj.1. begone2. let's go——————away with1. take away2. go or come away: Used generally as an imperative expression without a verb——————do away with1. to get rid of; put an end to2. to kill——————where away?Naut. in what direction?: usually said in response to a lookout's report of sighting something
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.