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Definition of the noun getaway

What does getaway mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: getaways

  1. the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of getaway: pickup
    • more generic word: acceleration = an increase in rate of change
  2. a rapid escape (as by criminals)
    • example: the thieves made a clean getaway
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of getaway: lam
    • more generic words: escape / flight = the act of escaping physically

Alternative definition of the noun getaway


  1. A means of escape.
  2. The effecting of an escape.
  3. A vacation or holiday or the destination for one.

Definition of the adjective getaway

What does getaway mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. Pertaining to an escape, as in a vehicle or plans.


  1. "Getaway" er en amerikansk actionfilm fra 2013 med Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez og Jon Voight i hovedrollerne. Filmen er instrueret af Courtney Solomon og skrevet af Gregg Maxwell Parker og Sean Finegan.
  2. "Getaway" a.k.a. "The Getaway" is a 1972 American action-crime film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw.
  3. "Getaway" is a film.


"Getaway" is the title of a mystery novel by Leslie Charteris first published in the United Kingdom in September 1932 by Hodder and Stoughton. This was the fifth full-length novel featuring the adventures of the modern day Robin Hood-inspired crimebuster Simon Templar, and the ninth Saint book published overall since 1928. When first published in the United States by The Crime Club in February 1933, the title was modified to The Saint's Getaway which was later adopted by future UK editions.

  • also known as "Getaway (The Saint's Getaway)"
  • language: English Language
  • character: Simon Templar
  • genres: Fiction, Mystery, Suspense
  • subject: England
  • released in (83 years ago)


"Getaway" a.k.a. "Smuggler's Run": Smuggler's Run is a video game developed by Angel Studios and published by Rockstar Games for PlayStation 2 on October 26, 2000. In the game, you play a smuggler who has a number of different vehicles at his disposal including dune buggies, rally cars, and military vehicles. The vehicles are used to smuggle assorted cargo through three different large, open levels. The game, which was an early title release for the Sony PlayStation 2 featuring career and 1 to 2 player arcade modes.


  1. "Getaway" is an album by New Zealand group The Clean, released in 2001. The songs "Alpine Madness" and "Circle Canyon" feature contributions from Yo La Tengo members Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  2. "Getaway" was a hit song for R&B/funk band Earth, Wind & Fire in 1976 and written by Beloyd Taylor and Peter Cor Belenky. Released from their Spirit album, it spent two weeks at number one on the R&B singles chart and peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. Along with the track, "Saturday Nite", "Getaway" peaked at number twelve on the disco charts. It has been covered by Lee Ritenour and His Gentle Thoughts.
  3. "Getaway" is the first single from Scottish band Texas's 2005 album Red Book and was released prior to the album. The song was successful, peaking at #6 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the band's twelfth Top 10 single since their #8 hit "I Don't Want a Lover" back in 1989.
  4. "Getaway" is the fourth album by rock band Reef, released in 2000.
    • genre: Rock music
    • released on (14 years ago)
  5. "Getaway" is a composition.
  6. "Getaway" is a composition.
  7. "Getaway" is a musical single of The Music.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  8. "Getaway" is a composition.
  9. "Getaway" is a 2005 single album by Texas.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  10. "Getaway" is a musical single of Iiris & EBY.
    • released on
  11. "Getaway" is a musical single of 7th District Inc., Martin Miller, Michael Procter.
    • released in (15 years ago)


Getaway a.k.a. USA3000 Airlines: Brendan Airways, LLC, doing business as USA3000 Airlines, was a U.S. airline, headquartered in Newtown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It operated both scheduled and charter service with a fleet of five Airbus A320 aircraft. The airline's last flight departed on January 30, 2012.


  1. Getaway is Australia's longest-running travel and lifestyle television program. Debuting on 14 May 1992, it is broadcast on the Nine Network and TLC. Its main competitor was The Great Outdoors on the Seven Network until 2009. It is hosted by Catriona Rowntree with various project contributors.
  2. Getaway is a monthly magazine with an emphasis on travel and outdoor living, distributed throughout South Africa and neighbouring African countries.

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Google previewCreative Action in Organizations (1995)

Ivory Tower Visions and Real World Voices by Cameron M. Ford

For example, Northern Getaway is an internally developed format, introduced recently in Canada, that serves as a good example of our enduring commitment to developing...

Northern Getaway is a children's version of Northern Reflections.

Google previewThe Rotarian: Bangkok 2012 convention preview

getaway is the Jim Thompson House, designed and built by an American serviceman-turnedsilk- merchant who made a fortune in Thailand before disappearing in the jungle highlands ...

Google previewThe Heist Film (2014)

Stealing With Style by Daryl Lee

The Getaway is a tale of romance without being romantic: Doc McCoy's (Steve McQueen) wife, Carol (Ali McGraw), gets him out of a Texas penitentiary by bedding powerful Sheriff Beynon (Ben Johnson). The couple works out its differences in ...

Google previewThe Real Freshman Handbook (2002)

A Totally Honest Guide to Life on Campus by Jennifer Hanson

You'll meet fewer campus confreres and may have to pay for transportation to and from work, but maybe a little getaway is what you need. (It may be that you have to try it, if campus employers favor work-study students and you don't qualify .) ...

Google previewSouthern Cultures (2013)

Volume 19: Number 4 – Winter 2013 Issue by Harry L. Watson, Jocelyn Neal

Alabama Getaway is an essential read for anyone who wants to understand contemporary American politics. Cooking in Other Women's ...

Google previewConsumer Research (2005)

Postcards From the Edge by Stephen Brown, Darach Turley

Rather than beguile visitors with escapist promises, theme resorts like Treasure Island and Luxor appeal to our sense that in today's shrunken world, the exotic getaway is a notion that can be spoofed. Las Vegas has become a place you visit ...

Google previewHarlan Ellison's Watching (2015)

by Harlan Ellison

The Getaway is an utter bore. A failure as drama, as film, as entertainment. It is morally corrupt, artistically arid, conceptually outdated and in sum as thoroughly unredeemable a piece of shit as has been released this year, and the horror and ...

Google previewThe Christian Mom's Idea Book (Revised Edition) (2008)

Hundreds of Ideas, Tips, and Activities to Help You Be a Great Mom by Ellen Banks Elwell

For some, a getaway means a bubble bath and a good ...

Google preview60 Hikes Within 60 Miles (2010)

Minneapolis & St. Paul Includes Hikes in and Around the Twin Cities (Large Print 16pt) by Tom Watson

A well-planned half-day getaway is the perfect complement to a business stay in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Google previewNational Geographic Traveler South Africa (2009)

by Roberta Cosi, David Lambkin, Richard Whitaker, Samantha Reinders

COUNTRYWIDE Getaway is a monthly safari and travel magazine with 310 TR AVELWISE.

Google previewPersonal Finance For Canadians For Dummies (2009)

by Eric Tyson, Tony Martin

Second homes: The weekend getaway is a sometimes romanticnotion and dream of many Canadians —aplace you can escape to a couple of times a month . Whenyour cottage or cabinisnot in use, you may beable torentit out and earn some ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Group Activities, CD-ROM Included (2011)

by Lorraine L. Ukens

Getaway. Goals 1. To encourage groups to share available resources. 2. To explore how one group may need to rely on other groups for necessary resources. 3. To practice creative problem solving. 4. To examine ways to increase the level of ...

Google previewThe Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition) (2011)

by Paul Dickson

getaway 1. The frequency with which baseball games are won at the beginning of the season. “It was hitting that was winning for the White Sox, who startled the rest of the league with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Management and Marketing (2011)

by Linda E. Swayne

On this basis, the following segments were formed: excitement-seeking competitors, getaway actives, fitness driven, health- conscious sociables, ...

Google previewDictionary of the Future (2002)

The Words, Terms, and Trends That Define the Way We'll Live, Work, and Talk by Faith Popcorn, Adam Hanft

Getaway Genes —DOF's description for what happens when modified genes that are never intended for human consumption end up in the food chain anyway. It happened with some errant StarLink corn, which landed in Taco Bell taco shells, ...

Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

by Bawden,

БУЛТАЛЗАХ to keep popping out БУЛТАМХАЙ evasive БУЛТАСХИЙХ to popout and in again БУЛТАХto dodge, to evade, to get out of, to make one's getaway БУЛТГАНАХ to popinandout БУЛУУ 1. headofa marrowbone, ball ofa joint, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Midnight Visitor (2008)

by Donald J. Sobol

“The hitrun ear might be the getaway car ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pop Music Aliases, 1950-2000 (2014)

by Bob Leszczak

Getaway” (#10373), “Serpentine Fire” (#10625), and an innovative remake of the ...

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

freeway Friday gainsay gangway gateway gay getaway giveaway glace gourmet gray grey gunplay halfway hallway hatchway hay headway hearsay hey heyday hideaway highway holiday hombre hooray horseplay hurrah hurray inlay ...

Google previewCollins Rhyming Dictionary (2014)

by Rosalind Fergusson

Castlereagh, faraway, Chardonnay, castaway, Cartier, tearaway, daytoday, breakaway, takeaway, straightaway, takehome pay, yesterday, present day, Wednesday, Chevrolet, getaway, well away, Nescafé®, métier, Perrier®, denier, vérité, ...

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So, like I said, I will visit Jeffersonville more often because I now have a little getaway house up there. (Genevieve Gorder)
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Scrabble value of G2E1T1A1W4A1Y4

The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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