-wards


variant of -ward: towards; afterwards.

Nearby words

  1. -visaged,
  2. -vora,
  3. -vore,
  4. -vorous,
  5. -ward,
  6. -ware,
  7. -watch,
  8. -ways,
  9. -wide,
  10. -wife

Origin of -wards

Middle English; Old English -weardes, equivalent to -weard toward (see ward) + -es -s1

Usage note

See -ward.

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British Dictionary definitions for -wards

-wards

-ward

suffix forming adverbs

indicating direction towardsa step backwards; to sail shorewards Compare -ward

Word Origin for -wards

Old English -weardes towards

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