Definition of Away


  • (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter
    "the pitch was away (or wide)"
    "an outside pitch"
  • used of an opponent's ground
    "an away game"
  • not present
    having left
    "he's away right now"
    "you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away"


  • 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"
  • in a different direction
    "turn aside"
    "turn away one's face"
    "glanced away"
  • 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"
  • freely or at will
    "fire away!"
  • so as to be removed or gotten rid of
    "cleared the mess away"
    "the rotted wood had to be cut away"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts)
    "brush the objections aside"
    "pushed all doubts away"
  • from one's possession
    "he gave out money to the poor"
    "gave away the tickets"
  • from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble away

8 unscramble word found using the letters away.

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