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Definition 1: used of an opponent's ground - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an away game

(away belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 2: from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete) - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for away in the sense of this definition

(away is used in the usage domain ...) the use of an archaic expression

Definition 3: from one's possession - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave out money to the poor
  • gave away the tickets

Synonyms for away in the sense of this definition

Definition 4: in reserve; not for immediate use - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for away in the sense of this definition

Definition 5: out of the way (especially away from one's thoughts) - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • brush the objections aside
  • pushed all doubts away

Synonyms for away in the sense of this definition

Definition 6: out of existence - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the music faded away
  • tried to explain away the affair of the letter
  • idled the hours away
  • her fingernails were worn away

Definition 7: indicating continuing action; continuously or steadily - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he worked away at the project for more than a year
  • the child kept hammering away as if his life depended on it

Definition 8: in a different direction - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • turn aside
  • turn away one's face
  • glanced away

Synonyms for away in the sense of this definition

Definition 9: in or into a proper place (especially for storage or safekeeping) - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • put the toys away
  • her jewels are locked away in a safe
  • filed the letter away

Definition 10: at a distance in space or time - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the boat was 5 miles off (or away)
  • the party is still 2 weeks off (or away)
  • away back in the 18th century

Synonyms for away in the sense of this definition

Definition 11: so as to be removed or gotten rid of - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cleared the mess away
  • the rotted wood had to be cut away

Definition 12: freely or at will - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fire away!

Definition 13: not present; having left - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he's away right now
  • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away

(away is similar to ...) not being in a specified place

Definition 14: (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where away or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pitch was away (or wide)
  • an outside pitch

Synonyms for away in the sense of this definition

(away is similar to ...) not accurate

"an inaccurate translation" "the thermometer is inaccurate"

(away belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

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