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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?

  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. Tim Ryan:

    Director Mulvaney should turn his calls for spending restraint toward the Trump Administration’s mounting spending scandals involving the obscene waste of taxpayer money, i didn’t hear any calls for restraint from Director Mulvaney when the Administration used taxpayer dollars to buy a $43,000 phone booth or a $31,000 dining room table. Where is Director Mulvaney while the Administration is piling-up private jet costs and taking $120,000 Italian vacations — all on the government dime?

  2. Kevin Brady:

    Despite the serious economic consequences of ever-increasing tariffs, today there are no serious trade discussions occurring between the Texas Republican Kevin Brady and China, no plans for trade negotiations anytime soon, and seemingly little action toward a solution.

  3. Gavriil Stiharul:

    I know that by what I write cannot change the wrong world, but I can change the wrong attitude of the world toward me.

  4. Mary Kay Ash:

    Give yourself something to work toward--constantly.

  5. Erica Rannestad:

    Gold prices rose in much of October, only to fall toward lower lows in November compared to July's low prices, this fall in gold prices may have brought forward some gold jewelry import demand that month.

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