Definition of awayday in English:

Share this entry

awayday

Pronunciation: /əˈweɪdeɪ/

noun

British
1A day’s leave or a day trip.
Example sentences
  • The ladies' away day was at Easingwold.
  • Round the corner is a youth club which organises dance, music and art classes and away-days to Blackpool and Alton Towers.
  • But they're on no jolly awayday down to the capital.
1.1A day on which employees meet at a venue away from the workplace to plan strategy or to discuss a particular issue: a worthwhile awayday on scenario planning
More example sentences
  • The pair argued over the issue at last week's Cabinet away day in Cardiff.
  • On the same day of the meeting last month, the Downing Street strategy unit held an away-day to discuss the respect agenda.
  • Tens of millions of pounds are being handed over for advice on everything from corporate "branding" to how best to plan away-days.

Origin

1970s: first denoting a type of money-saving return rail ticket.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: away|day

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.