away adv

OE a-weg, on + way; see way, n.

  1. Apart; secretly; underneath; out of sight; in a safe place.
  2. Through; continuously; without interruption; until the end.
  3. Elsewhere; in a different direction; from this place to another.
  4. Missing; aloof; late; overdue; tardy.
  5. Into nothing; into oblivion; out of existence.
  6. Gone; into disuse; out of service; out of possession.
  7. Absent; truant; at a distance.
  8. On to immortality; out of life.
  9. Far; abroad; remote; geographically distant.
  10. Phrase. “Run away”: flee; desert; escape; [fig.] fade; die.