- (of a golf ball) lying farthest from the hole.
- (of a golfer) having hit such a ball and being required to play first.
- to get rid of; abolish; stop.
- to kill: Bluebeard did away with all his wives.
- take away: Away with him!
- go away! leave!: Away with you!
Origin of away
Examples from the Web for away
So it might be me projecting my desires onto Archer to want to just get away from work for a few weeks.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
My dad was a sailor, and all through my childhood he was away half of the time at sea, and to an extent I have a similar job.
Sophisticated, nuanced, melodious pop music, that sweeps you away.
Doubling down on Schedule I is, at best, a deranged way to push Americans away from “medical,” and toward recreational, use.
Strong currents and winds, however, mean any debris could be drifting up to 31 miles a day eastward, away from the impact zone.
He ruined us—us who were so happy before; and then, as Armand says, cast us away as instruments he had done with.The Parisians, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Clement would only be doing what is right if he drove me away.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
He's been ill so much and away so much—sometimes people like that just don't seem to 'count' in a family.The Turmoil|Booth Tarkington
Well get away at once, as nothing is to be gained by a stay in Nome and as, furthermore, we wish to avoid inquiries into our aims.The Radio Boys Rescue the Lost Alaska Expedition|Gerald Breckenridge
Bring him away, Jug: yet the villain would not confess a word, till it was found about him.A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 12 (of 15)|Robert Dodsley
adjective (usually postpositive)
Word Origin for away
late Old English aweg, earlier on weg "on from this (that) place;" see a- (1) + way. Colloquial use for "without delay" (fire away, also right away) is from earlier sense of "onward in time" (16c.). Intensive use (e.g. away back) is American English, first attested 1818.
see back away; bang away; blow away; break away; by far (and away); carry away; cart off (away); cast away; clear out (away); die away; do away with; draw away; eat away; explain away; fade out (away); fall away; fire away; fool away; fritter away; get away; get away with; give away; go away; hammer away; lay aside (away); make away with; out and away; pass away; peg away at; piss away; plug away at; pull away; put away; right away; run away; run away with; salt away; send away; shy away from; slink away; slip out (away); sock away; spirit away; square away; squirrel away; stow away; take away from; take one's breath away; tear away; throw away; tuck away; turn away; walk away from; walk off (away) with; waste away; wear off (away); whale away; when the cat's away; while away.