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tɔrd, toʊrd, twɔrd, twoʊrd; tɔrd, toʊrdto·ward

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Wiktionary

  1. towardadjective

    Future; that which is to come.

    Etymology: From toweard, equivalent to

  2. towardadjective

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

    Etymology: From toweard, equivalent to

  3. towardadjective

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

    Etymology: From toweard, equivalent to

  4. towardadjective

    Promising, likely; froward.

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

    Etymology: From toweard, equivalent to

  5. towardpreposition

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

    She moved toward the door.

    Etymology: From toweard, equivalent to

  6. towardpreposition

    In relation to (someone or something).

    What are your feelings toward him?

    Etymology: From toweard, equivalent to

  7. towardpreposition

    For the purpose of attaining (an aim).

    I'm saving money toward retirement.

    Etymology: From toweard, equivalent to

  8. towardpreposition

    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. Towardadverb

    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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Sinan Ulgen:

    This so-called grand coalition represents the best way forward for Turkey at this juncture, such a broad-based agreement could ease the country's current extreme political polarisation and reintroduce a dynamic of democratic and economic reform underpinned by a new momentum toward the goal of EU accession.

  2. Councilor Wang Yi:

    We believe China and the United States will not and should not move toward confrontation.

  3. 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.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    We are living for the happiness, going toward the happiness, and like to vanish in the happiness.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    In terms of your legacy, Ady Barkan, I think it will be very clear that even with the terrible illness that you're struggling with right now, that you didn't give up, that you understood that, especially given your illness, that you could play a significant in rallying the American people toward a sane and humane health care system, and I think you will be remembered in very, very wonderful ways as a man of great courage in doing that.

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