homeward

[ hohm-werd ]
/ ˈhoʊm wərd /
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adverb

Also home·wards. toward home.

adjective

directed toward home: his homeward way.

Nearby words

  1. homesteader,
  2. homesteading,
  3. homestretch,
  4. homestyle,
  5. hometown,
  6. homeware,
  7. homewood,
  8. homework,
  9. homeworker,
  10. homey

Origin of homeward

before 900; Middle English homward, Old English hāmweard. See home, -ward

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British Dictionary definitions for homeward

homeward

/ (ˈhəʊmwəd) /

adjective

directed or going home
(of a ship, part of a voyage, etc) returning to the home port

adverb Also: homewards

towards home
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Word Origin and History for homeward

homeward

adv.

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

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