What does toward mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word toward.

Wiktionary

  1. toward(Adjective)

    Future; that which is to come.

  2. toward(Adjective)

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

  3. toward(Adjective)

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

  4. toward(Adjective)

    Promising, likely; froward.

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

  5. toward(Preposition)

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

    She moved toward the door.

  6. toward(Preposition)

    In relation to (someone or something).

    What are your feelings toward him?

  7. toward(Preposition)

    For the purpose of attaining (an aim).

    I'm saving money toward retirement.

  8. toward(Preposition)

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

    Our place is over toward the station.

  9. Origin: 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.

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Renae A. Sauter:

    Life is pushing you toward love

  2. Will Trump:

    My attitude toward Syria and Assad.

  3. Sharon Holland:

    We're moving toward resolution of that.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Our life is a journey toward happiness.

  5. Clifton Fadiman:

    Cheese - milk's leap toward immortality.

Images & Illustrations of toward

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