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

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Wiktionary

  1. towardadjective

    Future; that which is to come.

  2. towardadjective

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

  3. towardadjective

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

  4. towardadjective

    Promising, likely; froward.

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

  5. towardpreposition

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

    She moved toward the door.

  6. towardpreposition

    In relation to (someone or something).

    What are your feelings toward him?

  7. towardpreposition

    For the purpose of attaining (an aim).

    I'm saving money toward retirement.

  8. towardpreposition

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

    Our place is over toward the station.

  9. 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  

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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. Severin Schwan:

    When the pressure is high enough in health care systems we'll more and more move toward aligning value with price.

  2. Colin Reed:

    I think the Republican posturing toward Bob Mueller in primaries became sort of a litmus test as to who was the most pro-Trump candidate, i think as the primaries start to fade into the rear view mirror, it’s going to be less and less of an issue.

  3. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga:

    The government will once again explain its thoughts on the relocation to the Okinawan side as part of concentrated discussions toward a solution.

  4. Ben Strubel:

    I don't think it's appropriate to use shareholder money for the suit, i don't think it's appropriate to use shareholder money toward his compensation given the company's performance.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Be bold and fly toward the unknown. Discover a road that was never known.

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