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Wiktionary

  1. towardsadverb

    In the direction of something (indicated by context).

  2. towardspreposition

    Variant of toward.

  3. Etymology: From. See -s#Etymology 3

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Toward, Towardsadverb

    Near; at hand; in a state of preparation.

    Etymology: It is doubtful whether in this use the word be adverb or adjective.

    What might be toward that this sweaty haste
    Doth make the night joint labourer with the day. William Shakespeare.

  2. Toward, Towardsprep.

    Etymology: toward , Saxon.

    He set his face toward the wilderness. Num. xxiv. 1.

    The currents drive,
    Tow’rds the retreating sea, their furious tide. John Milton.

    We brought them to as great peace between themselves, as love towards us for having made the peace. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Repent you not,
    As that the sin hath brought you to this shame,
    Which sorrow’s always tow’rds ourselves, not heav’n? William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.

    His heart relented towards her. John Milton.

    By our law, no good is to be left undone towards all, not the good of the tongue, the hand, the heart. Robert South, Sermons.

    This was the first alarm England received towards any trouble, after it had enjoyed for so many years the most uninterrupted prosperity. Edward Hyde, b. ii.

    I am towards nine years older since I left you. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Towards

    in the direction of; to

  2. Towards

    with direction to, in a moral sense; with respect or reference to; regarding; concerning

  3. Towards

    tending to; in the direction of; in behalf of

  4. Towards

    near; about; approaching to

  5. Towardsadverb

    near; at hand; in state of preparation

  6. Towards

    see Toward

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Towards' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #289

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Towards' in Written Corpus Frequency: #676

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Towards in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Towards in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Towards in a Sentence

  1. Chow Kwun-wai:

    Ten Years exposed the fear of Hong Kong people (towards China), ten Years also provided Hong Kong people and us a chance to show that we have no fear.

  2. David French:

    This represents a significant step towards enhancing transparency in the administration and regulation of oil and gas activities in Albania, bankers views this commitment by the authorities as an important milestone in the ongoing improvement of our operations.

  3. Libby Schaaf:

    Pointing the cameras towards the street and register it with the Oakland Police Department.

  4. Robbie Ryans:

    We heard a woman's screams coming from inside and saw the passenger throwing full fists at whoever was driving. we got up and ran towards the car, my friend pulled open the door and we both held onto the attacker. The girl driver was yelling for him to get out, as he started trying to fight us off.

  5. Shauna Coxsey:

    I am hoping that everything will feel safe and feel right but that is something we have to be ready for and something we have to assess at the time, that is what everyone is geared up towards.

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