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There is no corner too quiet, or too far away, for a woman to make sorrow in it.
Amelia Barr

Meaning of "away" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AWAY

Old English on weg on way.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AWAY

away  [əˈweɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AWAY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Away can act as a noun, an adjective, an adverb and an exclamation.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES AWAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Away

Away is a play written by the Australian playwright Michael Gow. First performed by the Griffin Theatre Company in 1986, it tells the story of three internally conflicted families holidaying on the coast for Christmas, 1968. It has become one of the most widely produced Australian plays of all time and is part of the Higher School Certificate syllabi or general High School Curriculum in many states, including Western Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Each of the three families hopes that the holiday will resolve the crisis that they face. Roy, a headmaster, and Coral, his wife, realise that their marriage is falling apart as they grieve the death of their son in the Vietnam War. Tom, an English immigrant and a pupil at Roy's school, knows that he is dying of leukaemia even though his parents, Harry and Vic, have yet to tell him. Tom's family know that this could be their last holiday together, so they are determined to have fun. The third family comprises uptight, martyrish mother, Gwen, her husband, Jim, and their daughter, Meg, who has become friends with Tom because of their mutual appearances in the recent school play.

Definition of away in the English dictionary

The first definition of away in the dictionary is from a particular place; off. Other definition of away is in or to another, usual, or proper place. Away is also apart; at a distance.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AWAY


Anhui
ˈænˈweɪ
Anhwei
ˈænˈweɪ
aweigh
əˈweɪ
counterweigh
ˌkaʊntəˈweɪ
foreweigh
fɔːˈweɪ
hadaway
ˌhædəˈweɪ
halfway
ˌhɑːfˈweɪ
lwei
ləˈweɪ
outweigh
ˌaʊtˈweɪ
overweigh
ˌəʊvəˈweɪ
preweigh
priːˈweɪ
reweigh
riːˈweɪ
straightaway
ˌstreɪtəˈweɪ
wellaway
ˈwɛləˈweɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AWAY

awarder
awards ceremony
aware
awareness
awareness programme
awarn
awash
awatch
awato
awave
away defeat
away game
away goal
away match
away team
away win
away with
away with the fairies
awayday
awayness

WORDS THAT END LIKE AWAY

Broadway
by the way
castaway
Conway
gateway
get away
giveaway
highway
in a bad way
in a way
in no way
no way
Norway
one-way
out-of-the-way
railway
subway
the way
two-way
way

Synonyms and antonyms of away in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AWAY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «away» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of away

Translation of «away» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AWAY

Find out the translation of away to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of away from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «away» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在远处
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fuera
570 millions of speakers

English

away
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दूर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَعِيداً
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

прочь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

afastar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দূরে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

loin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jauh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

weg
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

離れて
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

떨어져
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Adoh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ra xa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लांब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uzakta
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

via
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

daleko
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

геть
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

departe
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μακριά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

weg
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

borta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bort
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of away

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AWAY»

The term «away» is very widely used and occupies the 1.162 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AWAY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about away

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10 QUOTES WITH «AWAY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word away.
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Gianni Agnelli
I mean, what Fiat had it was not very big, it was something like forty or fifty million dollars, but it's enough to get revolving credit, to get starting away again, the buying of new machinery.
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John Amery
Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests - but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?
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F. Lee Bailey
I would strongly recommend any young man to stay away from criminal law. It's not a good place to be, unfortunately.
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Emily Greene Balch
The First World War, and especially the latest one, largely swept away what was left in Europe of feudalism and of feudal landlords, especially in Poland, Hungary, and the South East generally.
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Amelia Barr
There is no corner too quiet, or too far away, for a woman to make sorrow in it.
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Michael Bloomberg
You have to take away some of tax breaks for the wealthy, and you have to cut back on some entitlements. Because, unless we do all of these things, it just doesn't work. And what's good theater and what's good politics isn't necessarily good economic policy.
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Rupert Brooke
The cool kindliness of sheets, that soon smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss of blankets.
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Dana Brunetti
Appointment viewing is dead, and I think it is going away.
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Herb Caen
Just two days in Manhattan and you find yourself looking for a place to wash your handkerchief after you wipe your forehead and it comes away black. Is there a dirtier or more fascinating city anywhere in the land? The answer to both parts of the question has to be positively negative.
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Lilla Crawford
I was definitely very intimidated, but the instant Meryl Streep said 'Hi' to me, it all went away.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AWAY»

Discover the use of away in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to away and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical ...
In this provocative study, Ha-Joon Chang examines the great pressure on developing countries from the developed world to adopt certain 'good policies' and 'good institutions', seen today as necessary for economic development.
Ha-Joon Chang, 2002
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Rusty Runs Away
In The Five Years Of His Life That This Book Traces, Rusty S World Is Turned Topsy-Turvy As Change After Change Besiege Him.
Ruskin Bond, 2003
3
Fly Away
An emotionally complex, heart-wrenching novel about love, motherhood, loss, and new beginnings, Fly Away reminds us that where there is life, there is hope, and where there is love, there is forgiveness.
Kristin Hannah, 2013
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A Country Far Away
Parallel pictures reveal the essential similarities between the lives of two boys, one in a western country, one in a rural African village.
Nigel Gray, 1991
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Don't Give It Away!: A Workbook of Self-Awareness and ...
Provides meditations and affirmations designed to help young women develop confidence, self-respect, and independence
Iyanla Vanzant, 1999
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Blown Away!
Based on actual events, Joan Hiatt Harlow's tale explores friendship, loyalty, and ultimately, hope.
Joan Hiatt Harlow, 2010
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Five Miles Away, A World Apart: One City, Two Schools, and ...
Drawing on compelling interviews with students, teachers, and principals, including one who has been a principal at both schools featured in the book, Ryan explains how certain policies - school finance, school choice, and standardized ...
James E. Ryan, 2010
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Come Away My Beloved Updated
This powerful book has touched countless lives-reminding readers of the Lord's invitation to "come away" and experience His all-sufficient care and provision.
Frances J. Roberts, 2009
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Seconds Away (Book Two): A Mickey Bolitar Novel
When tragedy strikes close to home, Mickey Bolitar and his loyal new friends—sharp-witted Ema and the adorkably charming Spoon—find themselves at the center of a terrifying mystery involving the shooting of their friend Rachel.
Harlan Coben, 2012
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Far Away
Newest work by one of Britain's most influential playwrights.
Caryl Churchill, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AWAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term away is used in the context of the following news items.
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Grateful Dead: final concerts unite fans and band as legends fade …
Grateful Dead: final concerts unite fans and band as legends fade away. The band's Fare Thee Well performances, their first as the Grateful ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Warren Buffett gives away another $2.8 billion
Warren Buffett gave away $2.8 billion worth of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities, the company said Monday. It's the tenth year in a row ... «CNNMoney, Jul 15»
3
Proteas eyeing prized away-series win
The Oxigen Proteas have the opportunity to claim another prized series win away from home when they take on Bangladesh in the second T20 ... «SuperSport, Jul 15»
4
Chris Christie to Obama: Walk away from Iran nuclear talks
Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, urged President Obama to walk away from nuclear talks ... «CBS News, Jul 15»
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Burt Shavitz, co-founder of Burt's Bees, passes away
Durham, N.C. — Burt Shavitz, the co-founder and namesake of Burt's Bees, passed away on Sunday, the company said. He was 80. “He lived a ... «WRAL.com, Jul 15»
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NASCAR's Austin Dillon Walks Away from Terrifying Aerial Crash at …
The wreck left five fans in need of non-life-threatening medical treatment. Miraculously, Dillon walked away from the accident with only bruises. «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
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Home and Away spoilers: Show newcomer tipped for romance with …
Home and Away's Roo Stewart could have a new romance ahead when she ... Pollard has appeared on Home and Away before, playing Dane ... «Digital Spy UK, Jul 15»
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Unite gets carried away over Jeremy Corbyn
Unite gets carried away over Jeremy Corbyn ... the same as actively endorsing him for leader: the Unite executive must have got carried away. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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52 days away: Five reasons why Allen will be just fine in 2015
Allen linebacker Jakob Yandell holds the championship trophy high with his teammates after their 47-16 win the 6A-I state championship game ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
10
Jeffersonville mayor plans to give bikes away
Mayor Mike Moore says if the teens aren't caught , he plans to give away the two bikes they left behind to kids in need. They were left June 30 ... «WHAS 11.com, Jul 15»

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