• From a place, hence.
  • Aside; off; in another direction.
  • Aside, so as to discard something.
  • At a stated distance in time or space.
  • In or to something's usual or proper storage place.
  • In or to a secure or out-of-the-way place.
  • From a state or condition of being; out of existence.
  • So as to remove or use up something.
  • Come away; go away; take away.
  • On; in continuance; without intermission or delay.
  • Without restraint.




  • To depart; to go to another place.


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  • From Middle English away, awey, awei, oway, o wey, on way, from Old English āweġ, onweġ, originally on weġ, equivalent to a- + way. Cognate with Scots awa, away, Old Frisian aweg, awei, Saterland Frisian wäch, wääge, Dutch weg ("away"), German weg ("away"), Danish væk ("away"), Swedish i väg ("away; off; along").

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