Definition for A-WAY'

A-WAY', adv. [Sax. aweg, absent, a and weg, way; also onweg, away, and awegan, to avert. See Way.]

  1. Absent; at a distance; as, the master is away from home. Have me away, for I am wounded. 2 Chron. xxxv.
  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? – Shak. Love hath wings, and will away. Waller.
  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 can not away with it.” – Isa. i. The sense is, “I can not bear or endure it.”

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