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Wiktionary

  1. towardsadverb

    In the direction of something (indicated by context).

  2. towardspreposition

    Variant of toward.

  3. Etymology: From. See -s#Etymology 3

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Toward, Towardsadverb

    Near; at hand; in a state of preparation.

    Etymology: It is doubtful whether in this use the word be adverb or adjective.

    What might be toward that this sweaty haste
    Doth make the night joint labourer with the day. William Shakespeare.

  2. Toward, Towardsprep.

    Etymology: toward , Saxon.

    He set his face toward the wilderness. Num. xxiv. 1.

    The currents drive,
    Tow’rds the retreating sea, their furious tide. John Milton.

    We brought them to as great peace between themselves, as love towards us for having made the peace. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Repent you not,
    As that the sin hath brought you to this shame,
    Which sorrow’s always tow’rds ourselves, not heav’n? William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.

    His heart relented towards her. John Milton.

    By our law, no good is to be left undone towards all, not the good of the tongue, the hand, the heart. Robert South, Sermons.

    This was the first alarm England received towards any trouble, after it had enjoyed for so many years the most uninterrupted prosperity. Edward Hyde, b. ii.

    I am towards nine years older since I left you. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Towards

    in the direction of; to

  2. Towards

    with direction to, in a moral sense; with respect or reference to; regarding; concerning

  3. Towards

    tending to; in the direction of; in behalf of

  4. Towards

    near; about; approaching to

  5. Towardsadverb

    near; at hand; in state of preparation

  6. Towards

    see Toward

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'towards' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #289

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'towards' in Written Corpus Frequency: #676

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of towards in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of towards in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of towards in a Sentence

  1. Liesl Tesch:

    I think he said 'dinero' (money), and then he said something else, but I don't know what he said, lifted the gun up towards me and then pushed me in the shoulder and I just fell down on the cobblestones.

  2. Jerome Powell:

    We have not articulated a separate test for the state of the virus that we would like to achieve, there is a possibility of course that we will have ongoing outbreaks over the summer ... And potentially next winter as well. But we will be looking for substantial further progress towards our goals.

  3. Nicole Antonopoulos:

    Los Angeles was Los Angeles, in a nutshell, the state preemption threw a huge kink in our efforts towards carbon neutrality. This isn't the first time the state has preempted things that have made us go back to the proverbial drawing table and figure out how we get creative and innovative in a space where we don't have funding.

  4. Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa:

    We need to go back to helping people instead of just taking them to jail and creating bigger problems, that’s my idea of good policing, and I feel like that’s what the chief is working towards.

  5. Deputy FAA Administrator Bradley Mims:

    Implementing gender-neutral language into the aviation community is an important step towards achieving diversity and inclusion in the workforce.

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