I. adverb Date: before 12th century 1. on the way ; along <
get away early
2. from this or that place <
go away
3. a. in a secure place or manner <
locked away
b. in another direction <
look away
4. out of existence ; to an end <
echoes dying away
5. from one's possession <
gave away a fortune
6. steadily onward ; uninterruptedly <
clocks ticking away
7. by a long distance or interval ; far <
away back in 1910
II. adjective Date: 14th century 1. absent from a place ; gone <
away for the weekend
2. distant in space or time <
a lake 10 miles away
the season is two months away
3. played on an opponent's grounds <
home and away games
4. baseball out <
two away in the ninth
awayness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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