What does toward mean?

Definitions for toward
tɔrd, toʊrd, twɔrd, twoʊrd; tɔrd, toʊrdto·ward

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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?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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    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. Barry Pavel:

    Those who would like to challenge the United States in Asia, the Middle East and Europe knew toward the end of 2013 there was almost nothing the Obama administration would use military force to address, they knew we had the ability, but not the will.

  2. Mmusi Maimane:

    Momentum building going toward 2019 is about good governance. It's about proving to the public that we can govern nationally one day, where we've governed, we've grown everywhere. Where the ANC has governed, they've gone down.

  3. South:

    To a resolute mind, wishing to do is the first step toward doing. But if we do not wish to do a thing it becomes impossible.

  4. Patty Decker:

    I think we have to understand that there are things that push us toward abortion.

  5. Eric Sanders:

    You cannot run bikes off the road. You cannot swerve toward them. You definitely cannot hit them and get away with it.

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