preposition Also to·wards.
- promising or apt, as a student.
- compliant; docile.
Examples from the Web for toward
Doubling down on Schedule I is, at best, a deranged way to push Americans away from “medical,” and toward recreational, use.
All the roads into Iraqi Kurdistan and toward Baghdad are closed and now the road toward Syria is also blocked.Has the Kurdish Victory at Sinjar Turned the Tide of ISIS War?|Niqash|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Stay anywhere long enough and every direction eventually leads you toward a pawnshop of your life.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Mireles is someone capable of moving the nation, and moving it toward justice,” says the padre.
Still, the urge to seek a return to normalcy remains powerful, he said, and could drive more people in Syria toward the truces.Local Truces Are Syria’s Sad Little Pieces of Peace|Joshua Hersh|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Toward the end of the hundred hours Jackson, the prison doctor, examined my physical condition several times.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)|Jack London
We walked straight as we could toward the sound of the Indians' voices.A Trip to California in 1853|Washington Bailey
One hoodlum left the ranks and started off toward the barracks-room.Funny Stories Told By The Soldiers|Carleton B. Case
In some way one of his legs had slipped between the branches, the angle of which became more acute, of course, toward the apex.Our Bird Comrades|Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
Seemingly, as in answer to his question, from toward the front came the sudden roaring of thousands of guns.Aces Up|Covington Clarke
British Dictionary definitions for toward
preposition (təˈwɔːd, tɔːd)
Word Origin for toward
Word Origin and History for toward
Old English toweard "in the direction of," prepositional use of toweard (adj.) "coming, approaching," from to (see to) + -weard, from Proto-Germanic *-warth, from PIE *wert "turn" (see -ward). Towards with adverbial genitive ending, was in Old English as toweards.
Idioms and Phrases with toward
see go a long way toward.