1. When a person is someplace psychologically, and possibly intellectually and emotionally, though maybe not physically. Used when having a conversation with a person maybe not face-to-face (usually over the phone, texting, or im-ing), and it also seems like you might be reading each others thoughts. 2. whenever you're physically from a certain place but are psychologically present3. Produced from the term 'away', awat means when someone is away actually, but contained in a mental or religious condition.