toward

[ preposition tawrd, tohrd, tuh-wawrd, twawrd, twohrd; adjective tawrd, tohrd ]
/ preposition tɔrd, toʊrd, təˈwɔrd, twɔrd, twoʊrd; adjective tɔrd, toʊrd /

preposition Also to·wards .

adjective

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Origin of toward

before 900; Middle English; Old English tōweard.See to, -ward

OTHER WORDS FROM toward

to·ward·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for toward

toward

adjective (ˈtəʊəd)

rare in progress; afoot
obsolete about to happen; imminent
obsolete promising or favourable

preposition (təˈwɔːd, tɔːd)

a variant of towards

Derived forms of toward

towardness, noun

Word Origin for toward

Old English tōweard; see to, -ward
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Idioms and Phrases with toward

toward

see go a long way toward.

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