away adverb Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “away” - Learner’s Dictionary

away

adverb     /əˈweɪ/
DIRECTION
A2 to or in a different place or situation: Go away and leave me alone. Fish and chips to take away, please. We'd like to move away from the town centre.Departing
DISTANCE FROM
A2 at a particular distance from a place: The nearest town was ten miles away. How far away is the station?Distant in space and time
NOT THERE
A2 not at the place where someone usually lives or works: Shirley's feeding the cat while we're away.Absent
SAFE PLACE
B1 into a usual or safe place: Can you put everything away when you've finished?Hiding and disguising
two weeks/five hours, etc away
B1 at a particular time in the future: My exam's only a week away now.In the future and soon
CONTINUOUS ACTION
used after a verb to mean 'continuously or repeatedly': I was still writing away when the exam finished.Continually and repeatedly
GRADUALLY
B2 gradually disappearing until almost or completely gone: The snow has melted away.Appearing and disappearing
SPORT
If a sports team is playing away, the game is at the place where the other team usually plays. →  See also take your breath away , give the game away Competitions, and parts of competitions
(Definition of away adverb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

environment

the air, water, and land in or on which people, animals, and plants live

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More