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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
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.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adv 1: from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is
obsolete); "ran away from the lion"; "wanted to get away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: away, off, forth]
2: from one's possession; "he gave out money to the poor"; "gave
away the tickets" [syn: away, out]
3: out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts); "brush
the objections aside"; "pushed all doubts away" [syn:
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, away]
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: away, 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 nest egg tucked away for a rainy day" [syn: aside,
adj 1: not present; having left; "he's away right now"; "you
must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother
2: used of an opponent's ground; "an away game" [ant: home(a)]
3: (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the
batter; "the pitch was away (or wide)"; "an outside pitch"
[syn: away, outside]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
106 Moby Thesaurus words for "away":
a rebours, a reculons, absconded, absent, afar, against the grain,
aloof, anticlockwise, apart, arear, aside, ass-backwards, astern,
asunder, at a distance, at once, back, backward, backwards,
counterclockwise, deleted, departed, directly, disappeared, distal,
distant, distantly, elsewhere, elsewhither, exotic, expeditiously,
extinct, far, far off, faraway, forth, forthwith, fro, gone,
gone away, hence, hindward, hindwards, immediately,
in juxtaposition, in reverse, instanter, instantly, lacking,
long-distance, long-range, lost, lost to sight, lost to view,
missing, momentarily, nearby, no longer present, no more,
nonattendant, nonexistent, not found, not here, not present, now,
off, omitted, on one side, on the side, out, out of sight, over,
past and gone, promptly, pronto, punctually, quickly, rearward,
rearwards, remote, remotely, removed, retrad, right, right away,
right off, separated, sidelong, somewhere else, speedily, straight,
straightway, subtracted, swiftly, taken away, thence, therefrom,
thereof, to one side, to the side, vanished, wanting, whence,
widdershins, wide apart, wide away
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