What does TOWARD mean?

Definitions for TOWARD
tɔrd, toʊrd, twɔrd, twoʊrd; tɔrd, toʊrdTOWARD

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Wiktionary

  1. toward(Adjective)

    Future; that which is to come.

    Etymology: From toweard, equivalent to

  2. toward(Adjective)

    Approaching, coming near; impending; present, at hand.

    Etymology: From toweard, equivalent to

  3. toward(Adjective)

    Yielding, pliant; docile; ready or apt to learn; not froward.

    Etymology: From toweard, equivalent to

  4. toward(Adjective)

    Promising, likely; froward.

    Why, that is spoken like a toward prince. u2015 Shakespeare.

    Etymology: From toweard, equivalent to

  5. toward(Preposition)

    Moving in the direction of (but not necessarily arriving at).

    She moved toward the door.

    Etymology: From toweard, equivalent to

  6. toward(Preposition)

    In relation to (someone or something).

    What are your feelings toward him?

    Etymology: From toweard, equivalent to

  7. toward(Preposition)

    For the purpose of attaining (an aim).

    I'm saving money toward retirement.

    Etymology: From toweard, equivalent to

  8. toward(Preposition)

    Located close to; near (a time or place).

    Our place is over toward the station.

    Etymology: From toweard, equivalent to

Webster Dictionary

  1. Toward

    alt. of Towards

  2. Toward(adverb)

    alt. of Towards

  3. Toward

    approaching; coming near

  4. Toward

    readly to do or learn; compliant with duty; not froward; apt; docile; tractable; as, a toward youth

  5. Toward

    ready to act; forward; bold; valiant

Freebase

  1. Toward

    Toward is a village near Dunoon at the southern tip of the Cowal peninsula in Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Toward

    tō′ard, Towards, tō′ardz, prep. in the direction of: with a tendency to: for, as a help to: near, about.—adv. nearly: in a state of preparation. [A.S. tóweard, adj., to, and ward, sig. direction.]

  2. Toward

    -ly, tō′ward, -li, adj. ready to do or learn: apt.—ns. Tō′wardness, Tō′wardliness.

Editors Contribution

  1. toward

    To a specific direction.

    They moved toward the village green to ensure they got to see the village bandstand and music.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2020  

How to pronounce TOWARD?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say TOWARD in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TOWARD in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TOWARD in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of TOWARD in a Sentence

  1. Todd Martinez:

    Should it be a default without signs of progress toward a resolution, it could heighten uncertainties and have some destabilizing effects, but these could be minimal if recent progress towards a deal continues.

  2. President Joko Widodo:

    We should not just buy weapons, but shift towards modernizing our weapons systems, our defense industry should be involved, starting from production, operation, maintenance. The main point is ... the procurement of weapons should ultimately move toward an independent defense industry.

  3. Todd Stern:

    From what I've seen so far, United States's edging United States way toward a decent outcome -- I hope, but we haven't seen a document yet. Big things can happen between documents.

  4. Thure Cerling:

    There is an urgent need for monitoring and sampling strategies that enable continued, actual progress to be made toward the elimination of diseases associated with coal mine dust exposure.

  5. Craig Bryan:

    This contradicts everything we have been working toward for the past 10-to-15 years.

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