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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  

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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. Chris Zaccarelli:

    Trump's comments to the U.N. were very antagonistic toward China. In the last couple of weeks there's been optimism trade would go in a positive direction, it was the tone and the fact he listed out in great detail all the gripes the U.S. has with China.

  2. President Donald Trump:

    We must all work together toward making a deal with Iran that makes the world a safer and more peaceful place, we also must make a deal that allows Iran to thrive and prosper, and take advantage of its enormous untapped potential.

  3. Jeremy Bernard:

    The good thing about this job—and perhaps the bad thing—is that I am not able to think about the future, one of my predecessors told me that she lost sleep toward the end because people told her she would go on to do great things next, but they never told her what. She warned me that I do have to start thinking about it. I know I do; I just haven't yet. I'm sort of putting my head in the sand.

  4. Mary McNamara:

    The government sent out an undercover agent to get Amer to actually do something, take a step toward a terrorist offense, he just wouldn’t do it.

  5. Linn Huang:

    While the products themselves are more iterative than revolutionary — same basic design — Apple's strategy in raising the spec ceiling should prove to be a prudent one, since 2015, the entire all-in-one category has contracted each year. A continued shift toward mobility has been a primary inhibitor for this form factor, but options and economics play a large role as well.

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