Webster 1913 Edition
From a place; hence.
The sound is going
away, for I am sore wounded.
2 Chron. xxxv. 23.
Absent; gone; at a distance;
as, the master is.
Aside; off; in another direction.
The axis of rotation is inclined
awayfrom the sun.
From a state or condition of being; out of existence.
Be near me when I fade
By ellipsis of the verb, equivalent to an imperative: Go or come away; begone; take away.
And the Lord said . . .
Away, get thee down.
Exod. xix. 24.
On; in continuance; without intermission or delay;
☞ It is much used in phrases signifying moving or going from; as, go away, run away, etc.; all signifying departure, or separation to a distance. Sometimes without the verb; as, whither away so fast ? “Love hath wings, and will away.”
Waller.It serves to modify the sense of certain verbs by adding that of removal, loss, parting with, etc.; as, to throw away; to trifle away; to squander away, etc. Sometimes it has merely an intensive force; as, to blaze away.
[Obs. or Archaic]“The calling of assemblies, I can not
away with.” (
Isa. i. 13), i. e., “I can not bear or endure [it].” –
signifies, take him away.“Away with him, crucify him.”
John xix. 15.–
To make away with.
To kill or destroy.
To carry off.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Absent; at a distance; as, the master is away from home.
Have me away, for I am wounded. 2Chron. 35.
2.It is much used with words signifying moving or going from; as, go away, send away, run away, &c.; all signifying departure, or separation to a distance. Sometimes without the verb; as, whither away so fast.
Love hath wings and will away.
3.As an exclamation, it is a command or invitation to depart; away, that is, be gone, or let us go. 'Away with him.' Take him away.
4.With verbs, it serves to modify their sense and form peculiar phrases; as,
To throw away, to cast from, to give up, dissipate or foolishly destroy.
To trifle away, to lose or expend in trifles, or in idleness.
To drink away, to squander away, &c., to dissipate in drinking or extravagance.
To make away, is to kill or destroy.
5.Away with has a peculiar signification in the phrase, 'I cannot away with it.' Isa. 1. The sense is, 'I cannot bear or endure it.'