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homeward

[hohm-werd] /ˈhoʊm wərd/
adverb
1.
Also, homewards. toward home.
adjective
2.
directed toward home:
his homeward way.
Origin of homeward
900
before 900; Middle English homward, Old English hāmweard. See home, -ward
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  • On the homeward way they turned into a lane and came to a clump of catnip.

    A Night Out Edward Peple
  • Nothing can exceed the freshness and charm of our homeward walk.

    In the Heart of Vosges Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • We lost our top-gallant-masts, homeward bound; but this was the only accident that occurred.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • Enoch swiftly passed his arm about her, and turned her homeward.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • Together they put out from land and hastened on their homeward voyage.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew Josephine Preston Peabody
  • The visitors stepped into the carriage, and started on the homeward road.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • For long weeks these were to be the prevailing conditions in our homeward march.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • With such a rich load, his thoughts turned to the homeward voyage.

    Introductory American History Henry Eldridge Bourne
  • The noble Scyldings left the headland; homeward went the gold-friend of men.

    Beowulf Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for homeward

homeward

/ˈhəʊmwəd/
adjective
1.
directed or going home
2.
(of a ship, part of a voyage, etc) returning to the home port
adverb
3.
towards home
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Word Origin and History for homeward
adv.

mid-13c., homward, from Old English ham weard; see home (n.) + -ward. Also Homewards, with adverbial genitive -s (Old English hamweardes).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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